International Doctorate School

Welcome

The Camilo José Cela University International Doctoral School (EID-UCJC) has been operating as an autonomous unit of UCJC since October 2012 and as an interdisciplinary academic centre authorised by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports since June 2017. The EID-UCJC is set up as an interdisciplinary academic centre whose main objectives are the organisation, planning and development of doctoral studies, the training of researchers who wish to apply for PhDs, as well as any activity related to the university’s research and innovation strategies: wellbeing and active ageing, education for the 21st century, and social transformation for a sustainable world.

It offers candidates the opportunity to research and produce high-quality doctoral theses, which truly represent a substantial advance and a contribution to previously available scientific knowledge, and which allow the transfer of innovation and new knowledge to the whole of society.

The possibility is offered for candidates to pursue jointly supervised doctoral theses and obtain international mentions. Currently, the EID offers three doctoral programmes: Doctorates in Health Sciences, Educational Sciences, Legal and Economic Sciences and a fourth in the process of verification: Doctorate in Social Sciences.

Dr. D. Francisco López Muñoz

Director of the International Doctoral School at UCJC

T. 91 815 31 31
flopez@ucjc.edu

Doctorate programmes

PhD in Education

PhD in Education

PhD in Legal Sciences and Economics

PhD in Legal Sciences and Economics

PhD in Health Sciences

PhD in Health Sciences

BENEFITS OF OBTAINING YOUR PHD

The title of Doctor is the highest that a university can grant. It is the culmination of higher educational studies and guarantees that whoever obtains this qualification not only has sufficient merit and experience in research matters, but has also expanded their theoretical, empirical and methodological knowledge for the exercise of their profession.

In an increasing number of countries around the world obtaining a doctorate is an essential requirement to be able to fully pursue an academic career, both at public and private universities. In many cases, having a PhD is actually a fundamental requirement to be able to occupy the highest positions as a university professor.

The title of Doctor is also a requirement to qualify for a good number of jobs in numerous international organisations.

On the other hand, obtaining your PhD in any of the specialities is generally highly valued by companies and other public or private entities that require specialised staff.
It is also highly valued when accessing occupations and jobs in the highest-level official bodies both in Spain and abroad.

Access, Admission and Enrolment

To apply for admission, it is necessary to follow these steps and meet the access requirements:

  1. Students must meet with the person in charge of the Academic Committee of the programme in which they are interested in order to define they research plan and dedication of the doctoral student, stating their commitment. For this, it is necessary to first contact the Information Service, by calling 91 815 31 31 or by sending an email to info@ucjc.edu, specifying in the subject “Doctorate”.
  2. Once students obtain the approval of the Commission, they must send the completed Admission Application form and the required scanned documents to admisiones@ucjc.edu
    • Admissions request
    • Matriculation for Doctorates
    • Original or certified photocopy of the DNI or passport.
    • Original or certified photocopy of the official master’s degree that gives access to the degree or proof of having paid the fees.
    • Certificate of marks of the bachelor’s degree or degree.
    • Letter of acceptance from the UCJC Doctoral Commission.
    • For students who present a degree obtained under foreign educational systems or from another country that is part of the European Higher Education Area, a letter from their University specifying that said training enables them to access doctoral studies in their country.

Organisation

How are doctoral studies organised?

Doctoral studies are organised and managed through Doctoral Programmes, attached to the Camilo José Cela University International Doctoral School (EID-UCJC). These Doctoral Programmes include the organised set of all training and research activities leading to obtaining the title of Doctor. These studies will end with the preparation and defence of a doctoral thesis that incorporates original research results.

For more information on doctoral studies at UCJC, the following documents can be consulted

Skills

What skills are acquired?

The skills that will be acquired will be:

  1. Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods
  2. Ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
  3. Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  4. Ability to carry out critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  5. Capacity for academic and scientific communication on their field.
  6. Ability to disseminate knowledge in academic and professional contexts

How are these skills acquired?

Competencies are acquired through three phases:

  1. Through the knowledge acquired prior to the beginning of the Doctorate in the Official University Master’s degrees and whose minimum duration is 60 ECTS
  2. Through the Doctorate research period, guided and supervised by a tutor from the University and a thesis director with a Ph.D. degree from their own university or another.
  3. Through the acquisition of procedural knowledge related to scientific research, called specific training supplements that will be taught in the format of seminars and courses not regulated by ECTS credits and through training activities specific to each Doctorate Programme.

INFORMATION ON DOCTORATE STUDIES

Access, Admission and Enrolment

To apply for admission, it is necessary to follow these steps and meet the access requirements:

  1. Students must meet with the person in charge of the Academic Committee of the programme in which they are interested in order to define they research plan and dedication of the doctoral student, stating their commitment. For this, it is necessary to first contact the Information Service, by calling 91 815 31 31 or by sending an email to info@ucjc.edu, specifying in the subject “Doctorate”.
  2. Once students obtain the approval of the Commission, they must send the completed Admission Application form and the required scanned documents to admisiones@ucjc.edu
    • Admissions request
    • Matriculation for Doctorates
    • Original or certified photocopy of the DNI or passport.
    • Original or certified photocopy of the official master’s degree that gives access to the degree or proof of having paid the fees.
    • Certificate of marks of the bachelor’s degree or degree.
    • Letter of acceptance from the UCJC Doctoral Commission.
    • For students who present a degree obtained under foreign educational systems or from another country that is part of the European Higher Education Area, a letter from their University specifying that said training enables them to access doctoral studies in their country.

Organisation

How are doctoral studies organised?

Doctoral studies are organised and managed through Doctoral Programmes, attached to the Camilo José Cela University International Doctoral School (EID-UCJC). These Doctoral Programmes include the organised set of all training and research activities leading to obtaining the title of Doctor. These studies will end with the preparation and defence of a doctoral thesis that incorporates original research results.

For more information on doctoral studies at UCJC, the following documents can be consulted

Skills

What skills are acquired?

The skills that will be acquired will be:

  1. Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods
  2. Ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
  3. Ability to contribute to the expansion of the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
  4. Ability to carry out critical analysis and evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  5. Capacity for academic and scientific communication on their field.
  6. Ability to disseminate knowledge in academic and professional contexts

How are these skills acquired?

Competencies are acquired through three phases:

  1. Through the knowledge acquired prior to the beginning of the Doctorate in the Official University Master’s degrees and whose minimum duration is 60 ECTS
  2. Through the Doctorate research period, guided and supervised by a tutor from the University and a thesis director with a Ph.D. degree from their own university or another.
  3. Through the acquisition of procedural knowledge related to scientific research, called specific training supplements that will be taught in the format of seminars and courses not regulated by ECTS credits and through training activities specific to each Doctorate Programme.

STUDIES