PhD in Chemical Science and Technology

Academic year 2020-21

Lines of research

  1. Kidney stones and bio-mineralization
  2. Nanostructured materials and biomaterials
  3. Analytical chemistry, automation and environment
  4. Bioorganic and bioinorganic chemistry
  5. Applied Organic Chemistry
  6. Supramolecular Chemistry
  7. Reactivity and molecular drug design food Technology

General and specific competencies

Doctoral studies aim to provide advanced education to students in research techniques, and. They include the development and presentation of a corresponding doctorate thesis that consists of original work in research.

Doctoral studies aim to provide students with advanced training in research techniques. Usual activities in these studies could incorporate courses, seminars, or other activities directed at education in research. This also involves the preparation and presentation of a doctoral thesis, which needs to be an original work of research. Specific objectives of the Doctoral Programmes of the Balearic Islands University are: to train researchers and form research teams to successfully address current societal challenges making use of new sciences, techniques and methodologies; to promote the training of the teaching faculty, and to perfect professional, scientific, technical and artistic development of postgraduates.

Core Skills

  • CB11 - Systematic comprehension of a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods related to this field
  • CB12 - The ability to devise, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or invention process
  • CB13 - The ability to contribute to widening the frontiers of knowledge through original research
  • CB14 - The ability to perform a critical analysis, assessment and synthesis of new and complex ideas
  • CB15 - The ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community, as well as with society as a whole, about their areas of knowledge in the methods and languages commonly used within the international scientific community
  • CB16 - The ability to promote scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement in academic and professional settings within the knowledge-based society.

Personal Skills and Abilities

  • CA01 - Work in contexts where there is little specific information
  • CA02 - Uncover key questions that need to be answered in order to resolve a complex problem
  • CA03 - Design, create, develop and undertake new and innovative projects in their area of knowledge
  • CA04 - Work in a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary setting
  • CA05 - Incorporate knowledge, handle complexity and provide opinions with limited information
  • CA06 - Intellectual criticism and defence of solutions.

Acces and entry Requirements

The recommended entry profile for the PhD in Chemical Science and Technology is that of graduates in Science or Pharmacy, or industrial, chemical or agricultural engineers who possess a master's degree in areas linked to chemical science and technology.

In this sense, and without prejudice to doctorands having taken other equivalent studies, the following master's degrees of this type are available at the UIB:

  • Chemical Science and Technology
  • Experimental and Industrial Organic Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry and Computer Modelling

A minimum level of English is required that enables students to read international publications, write articles for a global audience, and attend and participate in international conferences.

The PhD programme website at the University of the Balearic Islands will publish an updated list of official postgraduate programmes at the UIB, whether exclusive or in conjunction with other Spanish universities, and detailed information on the recommended entry profile for each programme. The information is available in Spanish, Catalan and English at the following link:

Moreover, there is information on guidance and welcome procedures for new students at:

And specifically for students with non-Spanish qualifications, there is information on legalising them for entry to PhD studies at:

Finally, information on available student grants and scholarships can be found at the following link:


Support and guidance information

The academic committee of the Doctoral Programme will assign a tutor to the applicant (once he or she is admitted). The tutor will be a doctor with accredited research experience and involved in the doctoral programme. Within six months from the first enrolment, the academic committee of the doctorate will assign to every student a thesis supervisor, which may or may not be the same as the tutor. 

The direction and supervision of training activities and the doctoral thesis conform the
"Procedures for doctorates of UIB (RD99/2011)"