Official qualification awarded by the Menéndez Pelayo International University, in collaboration with the Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset .
The Doctoral Program in Economics and Government aims to train researchers capable of making independent, innovative and significant contributions to scientific knowledge in the field of economics and government.
Director: Dr. Salvador Rus Rufino
Title: Doctorate in Economics and Government
Price: 5,000 euros * (UIMP rates). Renewal of IUIOG registration for extension request: 250 euros / course.
Duration: 3 years (full time) or 5 years (part time). With the possibility of requesting a maximum of two extensions of one year (full-time) or two years and one more (part-time)
No. of places in the Government Area: 14
Admission application deadline: From April 2 to July 16. The resolution of the Academic Committee will be published on the web www.uimp.es throughout the month of October. In the case of not filling the vacancies in said period, a new deadline for submitting applications that would end on January 15 could be opened. The resolution would be published throughout the month of March.
Information and contact: email@example.com
Tel: 34 917 004 144/00
* Prices subject to annual review
Presentation and Objectives
This Doctorate is developed in two main areas: Economy Area, which is the responsibility of the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (www.cemfi.es) -UIMP, and the Government Area, which is the responsibility of Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset -UIMP.
The Government area includes research related to Social Sciences: Political Science and Administration, Sociology, Demography, Law, International Relations and Cooperation, within the two broad lines of the program: Democracy, government and public administration; and Social and political change in a global world.
The main objective of this Doctoral Program is that all students receive the necessary training and advice to carry out an original research work, related to the areas covered by the program. At all times, the doctoral students will have the supervision of their respective tutors and thesis directors, who will be assigned by the Academic Committee of the program.
1) Candidates for the doctorate of this program must have completed a degree (or bachelor's degree) in areas of Social Sciences such as Economics, Business Administration and Management, Law or Political Science and Sociology. It will also be possible to admit undergraduate (or bachelor) graduates in Mathematics or Science, or in any type of engineering.
2) Second, they must have completed a university master's degree in Economics, for a doctorate in this area, or in Political Science and Public Administration, for a doctorate in the area of Government, oriented to research (at least 60 ECTS credits) , or a degree in these thematic areas, which provides:/>
- Knowledge at postgraduate level in the area.
- Research experience at the Master's Final Project level.
- Ability to obtain, process and communicate information.
- Ability to integrate into a research group.
- Ability to start a Doctoral Thesis.
As merely illustrative and not defining the profile, the related master's degree programs currently taught by the UIMP would meet these requirements: the Master's Degree in Economics and Finance for the area of Economics or the following for the area of Government: Master's Degree in Contemporary Latin America: large Inequalities and expectations, Master in Public High Management, Master in Government and Public Administration, Master in International Cooperation and Management of Public Policies, Development Programs and Projects, and Master in Applied Political Studies.
3) Regarding language , it is required to have a B2 level of English of the Common European Framework of Reference. The reason is that much of the literature and information that is required throughout/>
of the Ph.D. program is in English. This is also a requirement to be able to benefit from attending international scientific congresses and from mobility to research centers abroad.
4) The use of new information and communication technologies is essential in any of the areas of the program. It is recommended to have medium-advanced knowledge in computer science (word processor, presentations, statistical programs, etc.)./>
Access requirements and admission criteria
It is recommended that applicants consult the "Income profile" section and make sure they comply with it, as well as with all the access requirements and specific admission criteria that are detailed below.
In general, for access to an official doctoral program it will be necessary to hold the official Spanish titles of Degree, or equivalent, and Master's Degree, provided that at least 300 ECTS credits have been passed in the group of these two teachings (article 6 of Royal Decree 99/2011 of January 28, which regulates the official teachings of Doctorate).
Also, those who are in any of the following cases may access:
- Be in possession of an official Spanish university degree, or of another country that is a member of the European Higher Education Area, that enables access to a Master's degree in accordance with the provisions of article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29 and have passed a minimum of 300 credits in the set of official university studies, of which, at least 60, must be at the Master's level.
- To be in possession of an official Spanish diploma of Graduate or Graduate, whose duration, according to norms of community law, is of at least 300 credits. These graduates must take compulsory specific training complements to initiate research, unless the curriculum of the corresponding degree includes training and research credits, equivalent in training value to research credits from Master studies .
- University graduates who, after obtaining a place in training in the corresponding test of access to places of specialized health training, have passed with positive evaluation at least two years of training a program for obtaining the official title of any of the specialties in Health Sciences.
- Be in possession of a degree obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems, without the need for homologation, after verification by the university that it accredits a level of education equivalent to that of the official Spanish Master's Degree and that it authorizes in the issuing country title for access to doctoral studies. This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree of the one in possession of the interested party nor its recognition for other purposes than that of access to Doctorate studies.
- Be in possession of another Spanish title of Doctor obtained according to previous university ordinations.
- Be in possession of a Diploma of Advanced Studies obtained in accordance with the provisions of RD 778/98, of April 30, or having achieved the Research Proficiency as regulated by RD 185/85, of January 23.
CRITERIA OF ADMISSION/>
The Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program in Economics and Government will assess in the admission process:
1. Complete curriculum vitae
This curriculum should include:
a) Academic record (1): Degree (or bachelor's degree) in areas corresponding to the income profile and average grade equal to or greater than 7 out of 10 (2 points).
b) Academic record (2): Master's degree (or bachelor's degree) in areas corresponding to the income profile and average grade equal to or greater than 7 out of 10 (3 points).
c) English language: Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. It can be met alternatively by a minimum score of 100 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL IBT), having completed the master's degree in English or being a national of an English-speaking country (2 points).
d) Other merits: Other training related to the area, publications in scientific journals, stays in universities or research centers, letters of reference from prestigious researchers (1 point).
Joint evaluation: 8 points.
2. Declaration of interest
A brief statement will be included, with a maximum length of two pages, in which the candidate details the reasons why he wishes to join the program, his line or lines of research of interest and his professional expectations.
It will be valued to possess an adequate motivation to carry out a doctoral research work and correspondence with the research lines of the professors of the doctoral program.
Rating: 1 point.
Interview with two doctorate professors, who will issue a report to the Academic Committee of the Program about the convenience of admitting the candidate. The professors will evaluate in their report the same aspects indicated in section 2 (Declaration of interest).
Rating: 1 point.
4. Assessment of the merits
To be admitted to the doctoral program, the applicant must meet the following two conditions:
- Score of section 1 equal to or greater than 6.
- Total score (sum of sections 1, 2 and 3) equal to or greater than 7.
5. Students with part-time dedication The enrollment in the program may be done with part-time dedication, with prior authorization from the Academic Committee of the program. The admission criteria will be the same as those indicated above. Any admitted student may change the modality under which the doctorate is conducting a motivated request for the change to the Academic Committee, which will be competent to accept or deny it.
Development of studies
LINES OF RESEARCH OF THE AREA OF GOVERNMENT/>
Line 7 - Democracy, government and public administration
- Politic science
- High Public Management
- Public politics
- Public Ethics
- Political Communication
Line 8 - Social and political change in a global world
- International cooperation
- International Law and International Relations
- Migration policies
- Social policy
- Public security
- Information and knowledge society
FOLLOW UP OF THE DOCTORATION/>
The Doctoral Tutor/>
Once admitted to the doctoral program, the corresponding Academic Committee will be responsible for assigning each doctoral student a tutor. It will be a doctor whose research activity is related to one of the collaborating institutions of the UIMP in the Doctoral Program.
The tutor will ensure the correct interaction of the doctoral student with the Academic Committee of the program, providing all the necessary guidance and advice.
Annually, it will issue the evaluation reports on the Activities Document and the Research Plan, delivering them to the Academic Committee of the program within the established deadlines.
The Thesis Director/span>/>
In the maximum period of two months from its enrollment, the Academic Commission responsible for the program will assign to each doctoral student a thesis supervisor who may or may not be the same as the aforementioned tutor. Said assignment may fall on any Spanish or foreign doctor, with proven research experience, regardless of the university, center or institution in which he provides his services.
The director / s of the doctoral thesis will commit to the supervision and continuous monitoring of the research activity of the doctoral student, being responsible for the coherence and suitability of the training activities and for the doctoral student to show an adequate progression in the achievement of The objectives described in your research plan. The thesis director is committed to guiding the doctoral student, encouraging their initiative with the aim of achieving full autonomy as a researcher.
Annually, the thesis director will issue the assessment / follow-up reports on the Activities Document and the Research Plan, delivering them to the Academic Committee of the program within the established deadlines.
Obligations of the Director/>
- Facilitate the researcher in training the means and the appropriate scientific environment.
- Guarantee that the research is carried out in accordance with the terms and conditions defined by the entity that finances it and agreed with the UIMP.
- Report on safety regulations and occupational risk prevention, urging compliance.
- Instill the researcher in training who follows the Code of Good Practices and who is critical when evaluating their work.
- Carry out their work in such a way that it constitutes an example to be followed by the researcher in training.
- Promote cooperation with other research teams, ID centers and Knowledge Agents to promote the exchange of ideas among researchers, research and knowledge transfer.
- Keep secret the data that have the confidential nature provided by the doctoral students or any other member of the research team in which it is integrated.
- Recognize the work of the researcher in training and be rigorous and fair in the authorship of the publications.
- The director must request express authorization from the Academic Committee to be able to direct more than three doctoral theses simultaneously.
The PhD student/span>/>
The doctoral student, as research staff in training, undertakes to record their activities and the results obtained in the Doctorate Activities Document, to develop the Research Plan under the supervision and supervision of the tutor and their director. thesis.
Obligations of the PhD student/>
- Follow the indications and recommendations of your tutor and his / her thesis supervisor in relation to the training activities you must do and inform him / her of your possible initiatives and the progress of their results.
- Regularly inform the tutor and his / her thesis supervisor of the realization of such activities and the evolution of their research work, the results obtained and the problems that may arise during their training.
- Integrate fully in the project assigned for their training.
- Participate in scientific activities, discussion forums, seminars, etc., related to the development of their work.
- Present in the terms established by the Academic Committee of the Program the Research Plan and the Document of Activities of the PhD student so that these may be valued.
- Dedicate to the completion of the doctoral thesis at least the equivalent of 35 hours / week if your dedication to the program is full-time or 21 hours / week if your dedication to the program part-time dedication.
- Follow the Code of Good Practices and the deontological codes of the UIMP and of the participating institutions in the Doctoral Program.
- Perform and pass the training activities described in the verification report of the doctoral program and those entrusted to him / her by the tutor and / or the thesis director, with the approval of the Academic Committee of the Program.
- Keep secret the confidential data that the director / s of the thesis, the tutor or any other member of the research team in which it is integrated provide, as well as to use the information obtained exclusively in the realization of the thesis of doctorate
- Not to disclose or transfer to third parties, even in cases of change in the address of the thesis, information about the work or materials produced by the investigation, own or of the group, in which it participates, without obtaining the corresponding authorization from / the previous / is a thesis director, expressly and in writing.
- Recognize the contribution of their tutor and / or director / s in the oral or written dissemination of their results.
- Respect and value the work of management, administration and tasks related to the research activity, as well as make good use of the material resources and facilities available.
In the maximum term of three months from its enrollment the doctoral student will elaborate a Research Plan, under the supervision of the tutor and / or director, who will be approved by the Academic Committee of the Program.
The Research Plan will include at least the objectives to be achieved and the methodology to be used, as well as the means and the temporal planning to achieve it.
Said Plan will be updated and evaluated, together with the Document of Activities of the PhD student, throughout his / her stay in the program and must always be endorsed by the tutor and the director / s of the thesis.
- Annual Research Plan - to complete the first year (Printed)
- Annual Research Plan - to be completed after the first year (Printed)
Document of Activities of the Doctoral Student/span>/>
The Document of Activities of the Doctorate (DAD) is a personalized document that registers all the training activities that the doctoral student carries out during his doctoral studies and that form part of his initial training as a researcher.
These activities must be regularly evaluated by the tutor, the thesis director and the Academic Committee of the Program.
- Document of Activities of the Doctorate (Printed)
Annual follow-up of the doctoral student/span>/>
The doctorate's follow-up will be carried out directly by the tutor and the thesis supervisor, based on the periodic review of the doctoral student's Document of Activities, of his Research Plan and of the face-to-face meetings with the doctoral student.
Likewise, the Document of Activities of the PhD student will constitute an essential element in the different evaluation procedures to which the PhD candidate must obligatorily submit.
For this, the doctoral student, the tutor, the director and the representative of the Academic Committee of the Program will sign the documentary commitment of supervision of the doctoral student and of good practices as soon as possible after admission.
Annually, the Academic Committee of the PhD Program will jointly evaluate the Research Plan and the Activity Document together with the global report that the tutor and the director will have to issue on both documents.
The positive evaluation will be an essential requirement to continue in the program. In case of negative evaluation, duly motivated, the doctoral student must be evaluated again within six months, for which purpose he will prepare a new research plan. In the event of a new negative evaluation through a motivated report, the doctoral student will cause a definitive withdrawal from the program.
In the annual evaluation of the activities carried out by part-time students, the special conditions that these students have in terms of availability of times and schedules to perform certain activities will be taken into account.
- Documentary commitment and good practices of doctoral studies (Printed)
- Evaluation of the Annual Research Plan - to complete the first year (Printed)
- Evaluation of the Annual Research Plan - to be completed after the first year (Printed)
- Evaluation of the Document of Activities of the Doctorate (Printed)
Modifications in the Doctoral Thesis project/span>/>
If there are justified causes and the correct development of the research so requires, the doctoral student can request the Academic Committee of the Program for modifications related to his thesis project.
The changes requested must be motivated and may affect:
- Tutor of the doctoral thesis.
- Director / s of the doctoral thesis.
The request must have the authorization of the Director, Co-Director or Tutor, as the case may be.
- Application for change of modality, appointment of Director or Doctoral Thesis Tutor (Printed)
The doctoral thesis will consist of an original research work developed by the candidate in any field of knowledge.
The thesis may be developed and, where appropriate, defended, in Spanish or in any other official language of Spain or in English.
Preparation of doctoral theses as a compendium of previously published articles/>
The Vice-Rectorate for Postgraduate Studies and Research may authorize the preparation of doctoral theses as a compendium of previously published articles, under its own regulations prepared for this purpose by the Academic Committee of each Doctoral Program, which must have the approval of the Vice-Rectorate for Postgraduate Studies and Research .
Said norm will establish the conditions to be met by the articles in relation to the following ends:/>
- Minimum number of articles and quality indicators required in them.
- Importance of the contribution of the doctoral student in the case of collaborative work with other authors.
- Guarantees of being integrated in the same subject or line of investigation.
- Maximum age of the articles.
- Mechanisms to guarantee the authorship of the doctoral student and the originality of the works.
The proposal, submitted by the applicant to the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program, must be endorsed by a professor of the same, who will be a doctor with proven research experience and who will act as a tutor or, as the case may be, as a thesis director./>
Authorized by the Academic Commission the preparation of the thesis by this procedure and communicated this decision to the Vice-Rectorate of Postgraduate and Research the doctoral student will elaborate his doctoral thesis, having to observe the following ends:/>
- It will contain a general introduction that establishes the relationship between the different articles that constitute the thesis and in which the research line is defined, with an indication of the objectives of the same.
- The central nucleus of the thesis will be constituted by a copy of the reprints of the articles, by a literal transcription of the same or by the contributions destined to the publication. In the case of literal transcription, the journals in which they were published, authors of the articles, pages and dates will be indicated.
- The thesis will contain a chapter presenting a global summary of the results and a discussion of them, in which the conclusions that could be drawn from the line of research on which the articles are based, as well as the possible future developments of said investigations. It will also contain, where appropriate, a chapter in which the procedures and materials used in the investigations that are the subject of the articles that have served as the basis for the preparation of the thesis will be described in detail.
Once the thesis has been prepared, it must be presented to the Academic Committee responsible for the Doctorate Program so that, once the points of the previous point are contrasted, it can authorize the submission of the same for its deposit, in accordance with the general procedure for the authorization, deposit and reading of the thesis of the UIMP. In any case, the doctoral student must meet the requirements to apply for the Doctor's Degree./>
In the case of theses that are subject to confidentiality clauses due to their subject matter, the thesis will be deposited in the University, but it will not be able to be consulted during the deposit period as described in the Thesis presentation and reading section.
The defense of the thesis will be held behind closed doors with the unique presence of the president, secretary and members of the court, as well as the doctoral student and the director / s and tutor of the thesis. The possibility of carrying out a public defense of the thesis with the prior authorization of the sponsoring entity will be considered.
The procedures of authorization, defense and publication of Doctoral Thesis submitted to processes of data protection or transfer of technology or knowledge will be those established in the rules of presentation and reading of theses with the modifications described below:/>
- After the preparation of the Doctoral Thesis, the Doctoral candidate will request the Academic Committee of the Program that it be considered as "Thesis of a confidential nature", attaching:
- The original or the certified copy of the documents that prove that it is subject to processes of protection or transfer of knowledge and technology.
- The copy of the Thesis in two versions: the reduced one, in which the contents affected by the duty of non-dissemination or by the duty and / or right of confidentiality will be eliminated, and the complete copy, which will be filed at the University under commitment of confidentiality.
- The report of the Director regarding said request.
- The Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program will resolve this request within a maximum period of fifteen business days, from the time following the request. It will be accepted exclusively in the event that it is proven that the secret is absolutely essential for the success of the protection or transfer process. The resolution will be communicated to the doctoral student, Director of the Thesis and Tutor. The reduced version will be the one that submits to the period of public exposure. This version must coincide with the content of the exhibition and public defense of the Thesis.
- The members of the Academic Committee of the Program must maintain absolute confidentiality regarding the content of the Thesis and sign the corresponding confidentiality commitments for a period that will be defined according to the time required to deposit the patent or depending on the time established in the documentation delivered by the PhD student to guarantee confidentiality. These commitments will be guarded by the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program and a copy may be given to the PhD student, if so requested.
- In the submission of the Thesis will be warned of their status as Thesis subject to processes of protection or transfer of knowledge and technology.
- The members of the Court that will judge the Doctoral Thesis will be expressly warned that they are subject to the protection or transfer processes described above. They will have an obligation to maintain absolute secrecy and confidentiality about its content. For this, before being remitted to them the Thesis, in full version, they will sign the corresponding confidentiality commitments that guarantee the protection of the same during the necessary time.
- If the Tribunal wishes to formulate questions to the doctoral student on the contents subject to confidentiality, it must do so in a private session, prior or subsequent to the public session.
- Likewise, if the Doctorate considers that the answer to any of the questions of the Court may reveal data or information that may be considered confidential, he may request the president of the Tribunal that the answer be made in a private session.
- Once the thesis is approved, the reduced copy will be the one published in the institutional repository. When the process of protection or transfer of knowledge and technology has concluded, the UIMP will proceed to replace it with the complete copy.
Those interested should send by mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and by mail to:
Secretary of doctoral students
Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Fortuny Street 53
the next documentation:/>
- Application form for admission to signed doctoral studies (click here to download it)
- Certified photocopy of the NIF, in the case of Spanish citizens, or passport in the case of foreigners.
- Curriculum Vitae where the academic record of the degree or undergraduate degree, academic record of the Master's degree, level of English, and other merits must be reflected.
- Declaration of signed interest (maximum two pages), detailing the reasons why you want to join the program, the line or lines of research of your interest and professional expectations.
- Research project (extension between 1,000 and 2,000 words), which will detail title, subject, review of knowledge and working hypothesis, and study material and method.
- Document accrediting the level of English B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (accreditation of type TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, First Certificate)
- Certified photocopy of the Degree or Bachelor's degree (legalized in the case of studies carried out outside of Spain or of the European Higher Education Area-EHEA) or a certified photocopy of the receipt of payment of the issuance rights.
- Original or certified photocopy of personal academic certification (legalized in the case of studies carried out outside Spain or the EHEA) of the Degree or Degree.
- Certified photocopy of the Spanish Master's degree, or of the EHEA, or of a Master's degree completed outside of Spain (legalized), or of the DEA (for students of the 98 plan) or of the granting of the Research Proficiency (for the students of the 85 plan ).
- Original or certified photocopy of personal academic certification of the Spanish Master's Degree or of the EEEs or of the Master made outside Spain (legalized in the case of foreigners) or of the Spanish Doctorate studies carried out according to previous legislations.
- 1 passport size photograph
In the case of approved foreign qualifications, a certified photocopy of the homologation credential will be presented.
In the case of non-approved foreign qualifications, the personal academic certification must include the official duration in academic years, the curriculum followed, the courses taken, their qualification and the load of each of them and sworn translation of any language without exception.
Candidates with non-approved foreign qualifications will also submit a certificate issued by the University that issued the Title stating that said Degree allows access to doctoral studies in the issuing country./>
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