This doctoral program provides a double continuity: first, to the previously existing doctoral program, and secondly to the Official Master's Degree in Regional Development and Economic Integration, which provides the teaching period. It deals with a rigorous, transversal program with the participation of multiple areas of knowledge, seeking interdisciplinarity in the analysis rather than the excessive specialization that occurred in some of the doctoral courses of a more formalistic nature, scarcely intensive and with hardly any orientation to the research training.PresentationThe Program is characterized by the prioritization of very specific lines of research (demographic change, regional development and internalization, labor economics, agrarian policy and rural development, regional economic evaluation and planning, and information society and urban-regional development), areas in which the groups involved can offer the experience of high quality researchers at the national and international level, all this without prejudice to which, in justified cases, theses can be formulated in other lines of research within the field of applied economic analysis. .ProfileThe recommended entry profile for admission to the research period is to have completed and passed the Master in Regional Development and Economic Integration offered by the USC. In this case, the activity in the research period will focus solely on the preparation of the doctoral thesis.
Students from official master's degrees in the areas of Economics, Business, Geography, History, Labor Relations, Political Sciences, may also be admitted to the research period, although all of them must take the training activities for this purpose in the research period. , before preparing the doctoral thesis.
Students with the DEA degree obtained through the following USC programs will also have access without supplements:Doctoral Program in Economics.
Doctoral Program in Regional Development and Economic Integration.
Doctoral Program in Economic Integration, Development and the Environment.In the case of other profiles that have not completed a master's degree, a training equivalency in research credits will be required, equal to at least those of the master's degree that gives direct access, which will be 15 ECTS. Students with a non-homologated foreign degree may apply for admission to doctoral studies provided that a level of training equivalent to that of the official Spanish university master's degree is accredited and it is empowered in the country that issued the degree to access doctoral studies. This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree or the recognition for other purposes than those of access to these teachings.
Graduates according to foreign educational systems will be able to access, without the need for their homologation, after verification by the University that it accredits a level of training equivalent to that of the official Spanish university master's degree and that it empowers in the country issuing the degree to access to doctoral studies. This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous title of which the interested party is in possession or its recognition for purposes other than that of access to doctoral studies.
AdmissionThe evaluation of the merits that the commission will carry out will be as follows:Academic record: 50%
Knowledge of languages (candidates must present supporting documentation, eg First Certificate, etc.): 10%
Professional experience (candidates must present supporting documentation (work life certification, copy of contracts, etc.): 10%
Research experience: (candidates must present supporting documentation, publication of articles, monographs, participation in research groups, etc.): 10%