The universities of Barcelona offer the following doctoral programs that develop different activities in Discourse Studies (DS), or where the DS are relevant for the development of a doctoral thesis:

NB: With the new official (European/Bologna style) Master programs, PhD programs in general are changing, and often only consist of the preparation of a doctoral thesis - and perhaps some specialized seminars - after doing a master's degree of one or two years.

Pompeu Fabra University

Political and Social Sciences

Linguistic Communication and Multilingual Mediation

Social Communication

Autonomous University Of Barcelona

English Philology

Translation and intercultural studies

Communication science

Communication and journalism

Teaching of language and literature


Social psychology

Educational psychology

Psychology of communication: social interaction and human development


University of Barcelona

Cognitive science and language (with UPF y UAB)

Teaching of language and literature

Advanced studies in social anthropology

Advanced studies in Catalan language and literature


Social psychological intervention

Lexis and communication

Applied linguistics

Educational psychology