PhD in Plant Biology

Academic year 2020-21

What is it?

It is an official PhD programme offered by the UIB in the field of Plant Biology, and therefore subject to the official requirements on doctoral programmes.

The specific contents of this programme include training activities in the generic field of Plant Biology, which comprises aspects of Molecular Biology, Physiology, Botany, Ecophysiology and Ecology, also considering plant phylogeny and evolution and the implications in the spheres of plant production, agriculture and agrosystems. Special emphasis is placed on the acclimatisation and adaptation to environments with a Mediterranean climate and on the effects of climate change.

What will you learn?

The student will learn how to study the behaviour of plants and their response to changes and environmental stress (including those induced by global warming), and plant-environment interactions both in regards to flora, natural distribution and interactions with other organisms, and to the physiological and molecular domains.

They will also learn research techniques and approaches applied to the study of plants, ecophysiology, ecology and botany which will enable them to undertake their PhD thesis. First and foremost, they will learn to identify the consequences of environmental, climatic and edaphic limitations on the biology of plants, and the relevance of such limitations in the production of crops as well as in the evolution of natural populations.

What will you be able to do once you finish?

Complete a PhD thesis. Contribute your knowledge of the field both to developments in the area of natural vegetation, including its management and understanding, and to the world of agriculture.

High-quality official study

Legislation requires that official Spanish degree programmes receive a positive assessment from the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA, by its Spanish acronym). This process is known as verification, and it serves to ensure that education programmes are properly designed to provide the competencies and reach the learning goals around which the programmes are built.

The European Higher Education Area requires that there be a system in place to ensure the quality of degree programmes .

The doctorate programme is subject to constant assessment and improvement processes that guarantee that it maintains a certain level of prestige and renown in Europe. You can see the results of the assessment processes in the results section .

Certification coordinator Dr. Jaume Flexas Sans
Double PhD degree (See the technical details for more details)
Precio de la tutela por año académico ¤210.00
Precio de la tutela y conceptos administrativos por año académico ¤270.60
10 places

Composition of the Academic Committee

Jaume Flexas Sans
Maurici Mus Amézquita
  • Javier Gulías León
  • Anna Travesset Vilaginés
  • Jose Luis Araus Ortega
  • Hipólito Medrano Gil

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