Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) Offerings

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by AsianStew, May 18, 2023.

  1. AsianStew

    AsianStew Moderator Staff Member

    OUC Studies Link: https://www.uoc.edu/en/studies
    ~$7653 USD 3 year Bachelor in Techniques for Software Application Development
    I wrote a little update about it here: https://www.degreeforum.net/mybb/Thread-Universitat-Oberta-de-Catalunya-Bachelor-s-degree-in-Software-Development?pid=392631#pid392631

    OUC Masters Link: https://www.uoc.edu/en/studies/masters
    There are two types of Masters, 2 Certified/Professional, 3 Official
    7,410€ Online Master in Conflict, Peace and Security (UOC, UNITAR)
    7,350€ Master in International Affairs and Diplomacy (UOC, UNITAR)

    They don't show the pricing for the three official Masters for some reason
    Computational Engineering and Mathematics (joint URV, UOC)
    Computer Vision (joint: UAB, UB, UOC, UPC, UPF)
    Technology-Mediated Language Teaching and Learning

    Doctoral Programs Link: https://www.uoc.edu/en/studies/doctorates/doctoral-programmes
    Can someone find out the true cost of their Official Masters and PhD offerings?
    They have about 8 or 9 different affordable doctorate programs in various subjects.
  2. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    PhD fees are shown for all courses - in the full blurb.
    Here's a sample, for PhD in Bioinformatics. It's shown at:
    https://www.uoc.edu/en/studies/doctorates/doctorate-bioinformatics Costs are shown approx 2/3 of the way down the page.

    Tuition is a straight 32.28 Euro per credit, for doctoral research courses.. (Not much!)
    Found no info for any other type of doctoral courses. Maybe those are the only coursework??


    Biannual Fees (i.e every 6 months)

    Fee for supervision, tutorship and continous assessment of the doctoral thesis
    Fee for the management of your record
    Fee for learning support services

    One-time fees:

    Fee for requesting your certificate
    Fee for oral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis
    Fee for requesting your record

    They say all these costs are those set by the Government of Catalonia.
    Last edited: May 18, 2023
  3. Messdiener

    Messdiener Active Member

    Just as a heads up to those curious about Open University of Catalonia:

    I have tried several times over the years to use their contact form to get information about their official masters degrees, only to receive automated emails in Catalan. While I could read most of the email contents, they were just general information messages. Further attempts to reach out were, unfortunately, ignored.

    It's a shame as several of the programs look super interesting, and the courses are supposedly offered in English!

    TEKMAN Semper Fi!

  5. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Sembla que els professors parlen anglès però els administradors només parlen català. (It looks like the professors speak English but the administrators speak only Catalan.)
  6. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Catalan is really a great language - Spanish French, a bit of Portuguese-ish, all in a sort of Romance Stew. And speaking of Catalan cooking -- it's amazing. I had a boss once - not a Catalan, but one of his principal hobbies was Catalan cooking. He made a sofregit (home-made tomato sauce) to die for. He was also an excellent guitarist. I hear he still is. He's much younger - and smarter than I am...
    but isn't everybody? :)
  7. Messdiener

    Messdiener Active Member

    I suspected the same, Johann. Yet, it was a disappointment as their website is fully trilingual, so I had held out hope that the admissions team might be able to speak English and to offer more than templated emails.
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I wonder - if you asked your questions in Google Catalan - might you get a more suitable (non-template) reply?
  9. Messdiener

    Messdiener Active Member

    Això és una possibilitat. Ho provaré i us explicaré el resultat! (That's a possibility. I'll give it try and let you know the result!)

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