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Joint Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology(DIPE)

Joint Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology(DIPE)

2020-2021 academic year

General information

General information

Joint Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology(DIPE)
Faculty of Education and Psychology
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Why should I study for a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology?

The Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology - DIPE (, with a solid trajectory and experience, has emerged as a response to the demands of new educational scenarios and contexts that require us to rethink our approach to research and intervention in educational psychology in 21st century societies. Through the Joint Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology - DIPE, the universities involved offer:

  • A quality doctoral programme, based on principles of epistemological, conceptual and methodological coherence, geared towards knowledge and research in educational processes in different contexts, scenarios and among different collectives.
  • An extensive range of research projects conducted by various leading groups concerning psycho-educational theory and practice, fostering the development and dissemination of the lines of work of the participating groups, and ongoing collaboration and exchange in theoretical and methodological training sessions.
  • An extensive range of resources and joint research projects with the aim of giving the research an international scope or extending the possibilities for training in educational psychology in Catalonia, Spain, Europe and America.

Learning objectives

The Joint Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology (DIPE) is the result of the close collaboration between the University of Barcelona, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Ramon Llull University and the University of Girona. The main objective of the programme is to join forces and establish collaborations with the aim of facilitating and promoting sound theoretical and practical training in psychology linked to educational theory and practice, either in a formal or informal setting. This doctoral programme brings together a number of established research groups from the participating universities with extensive experience in research and psycho-educational intervention.

Lines of research

1. Educational identity and teaching strategies

Tutor: Carles Monereo (UAB)

  • Educational practice and teacher training
    • Magüi Pérez, Montserrat Palma
      University of Girona

2. Analysis of educational practises in highly diverse linguistic contexts, developing multilingual skills and the design and development of intervention programmes.

Tutor: Ignasi Vila (UdG)

  • Language, cognition and education
    • Elisabet Serrat, Carles Rostan, Eduard Valles, Francesc Sidera
      University of Girona
  • Ageing, culture and quality of life
    • Pilar Monreal, Arantza del Valle, Santi Perera
      University of Girona
  • Learner identity, learning trajectories and new ecology of learning
    • Ignasi Vila, Moisès Esteban
      University of Girona
  • Multilingual skills and inclusive school
    • Carina Siqués, Ignasi Vila
      University of Girona
  • Developing psycho-educational intervention programmes in contexts of sociocultural diversity
    • Judith Oller, Moisès Esteban, Ignasi Vila
      University of Girona
  • Teaching and learning in physical education and sport
    • Victor López, Alexander Tibor Latinjak
      University of Girona, EUSES


The Doctoral Programme in Educational Psychology is governed by Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which establishes the organisation of official doctoral studies programmes. The access requirements are those set out in this Royal Decree and which can be consulted at the following web address

Admission criteria


Training courses

Regarding educational activities, the School of Doctoral Studies organises courses, seminars and other cross-disciplinary educational activities (soft skills) directed at research training and assisting with the writing and presentation of the doctoral thesis. We ask that the courses be given in English as our language of choice, although Catalan is the language most frequently used. They are generally 10-hour courses or seminars. There are a series of activities that are transferable and are of interest to all doctoral programmes, and others that are specific to a particular doctoral programme 

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