Doctorate Program in Philosophy: Humanism and Transcendence


Submission of applications:
Start: March 28, 2017
End: September 30, 2017.

Duration:
3/5 years (Full-time/Part-time study)

Campus:
Universidad Pontificia Comillas 3-5, Madrid


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Languaje:
Spanish

Doctorate program designed in accordance with Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates official doctorate programs. It is a joint inter-university degree, established within the current Framework Agreement between the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Comillas Pontifical University in Madrid and the Faculty of Philosophy at Ramón Llull University in Barcelona. Both institutions participate in the program under the same conditions and have equal rights and obligations. The general coordination of the program is overseen by the Comillas Pontifical University; however, both universities will be responsible for running the program in their own centers.

The program will be taught simultaneously on the main campuses of the universities that have signed the collaboration agreement. Students will apply to and enroll on the program following the authorized procedure on the main campus at which they plan to study. Enrollment takes place on an annual basis. The degree certificate will be jointly issued by the rectors of the two participating universities and will be issued as a single document.


Duration:

Full-time study: 3 years including complementary training modules

Part-time study: 5 years including complementary training modules

Fees:

Annual fees for the 2017-18 doctorate program (RD 99/2011) are:

Full-time study: €2,455/year, in two payments of €1,227

Part-time study: €2,120/year, in two payments of €1,060

General Admission Requirements for Doctorate Programs:

In accordance with RD 99/2011, candidates must meet the following requirements in order to be accepted onto a Doctorate Program:

  • To hold an official Bachelor's Degree from a Spanish university or from a higher education institution in the European Higher Education Area that grants access to postgraduate study, and to have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits of official university studies, of which at least 60 must be at Master's level.
  • To hold an Official Bachelor's Degree from a Spanish university, with at least 300 ECTS credits.
  • University graduates who, after obtaining a place to train for the corresponding exam for access to specialized health training, have successfully completed at least two years of training on a program to obtain an official degree in one of the specializations in Health Sciences.
  • To hold a degree that complies with foreign education system regulations, with prior certification from the General Academic Commission of Doctorate Programs that it equates to an Official Master's Degree from a Spanish university and that it grants admission to a Doctorate Program in the issuing country.
  • To hold another Doctorate Degree from a Spanish university.
Specific Admission Requirements for this Doctorate Program:
  • Accredited B1 level language skills according to the Common European Framework of Reference, which covers, as a basic requirement, the use of sources in English, French and/or German.
  • Candidates who have previously completed an official Philosophy Degree (Licentiate, Bachelor's, Master's or equivalent foreign degrees) and can accredit research training in the field of Philosophy and/or Humanities will be granted direct access to the doctorate program. Candidates who meet general admission requirements but have not completed previous studies or training in Philosophy and/or Humanities must undertake the necessary complementary training modules. During the admission process and dependent upon the previous academic record of each candidate, the following complementary training modules will be specified. 

    Profile1 - Comillas Pontifical University
    • Without training in philosophy:
      Seminar: Understanding the human aspect in the history of philosophical thought
    • Without research training:
      Supervised research project


    Profile 2 - Ramón Llull University
    • Without training in philosophy:
      Seminar: Conceptions of the human being
      Seminar: Religion and Culture
    • Without research training:
      Supervised research project

There are various access routes to this course depending on the candidate's training background.

ACCESS ROUTES TO THE DOCTORATE PROGRAM

Depending on the level of accredited academic training in Philosophy and/or research training in the field of Philosophy or Humanities, the candidate will take one of the following access routes:

  • DIRECT ACCESS WITHOUT COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING MODULES:
    To be granted direct access to the Doctorate Program in Philosophy: Humanism and Transcendence, candidates must have studied either a Bachelor's or Licentiate Degree in Philosophy, or a Master's Degree in this same subject area (with a minimum of 60 ECTS) and have accredited research training in Philosophy or Humanities.
  • ACCESS WITH COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING MODULES:
    Candidates who are not granted direct access to this program must first undertake specific complementary training modules in order to acquire (1) philosophical knowledge and/or (2) research training in the field of Philosophy or Humanities.
Admission criteria:
  • Admission to the doctorate program will be granted by the academic commission. The selection process will be based on the following criteria:
    • Assessment of meeting the legal requirements for admission to the doctorate program
    • Assessment of previous academic study
    • Assessment of official studies completed in Philosophy
    • Assessment of previous research training in Philosophy or Humanities
    • Assessment of levels of English, French and/or German
    • Having sufficient time to complete the studies
    • The candidate's suitability for the program
  • Once confirmed that the candidate meets the legal requirements for admission to the program and has the required level of English, French and/German; the rest of the criteria will be weighted as follows: Philosophy studies (40%), academic record (40%) and suitability for the program (20%).
  • The Academic Commission will determine if the student needs to complete complementary training modules and will confirm the appropriate training at the beginning of the program.

PhD Program Coordinator: 
Miguel García-Baró:
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Information point:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences 
Mª Jesús Vega
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C/Universidad Comillas, 3
28049 - Madrid
Tel. +34 91 734 39 50

Faculty of Philosophy (Ramón Llull University) 
Carlos Llinás:
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Enrollment Process:
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  • Philosophical foundations of the concept of solidarity
  • On the principles: paradigms, figures and symbols of thought
  • Christian humanism
  • Aesthetic concepts and world views
  • Science, Technology and Religion

 

Skills to be acquired on the doctorate program:

  • Systematic understanding of a field of study, and command of the skills and research methods related to this field
  • Ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial research or creation process
  • Ability to contribute to the expansion of knowledge frontiers through an original piece of research
  • Ability to carry out critical analysis and to evaluate and synthesize new and complex ideas
  • Ability to communicate with the scientific and academic community, and with society as a whole, about their knowledge areas through the most common means and languages used their international scientific community
  • Ability to promote, in professional and academic contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural progress within a knowledge-based society
  • To function well in contexts where there is little concrete information
  • To discover key questions to be answered in order to solve a complex problem
  • To design, create, develop and undertake new and innovative projects in their field of knowledge
  • To work in teams as well as autonomously in an international or multidisciplinary context
  • To integrate knowledge, to tackle complexity and to make judgments with limited information
  • To intellectually critique and defend solutions

 

The Doctorate Program in Philosophy: Humanism and Transcendence has been devised in accordance with RD 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates the structure of official doctorate programs.

The course can be studied on a full-time basis (3 years) or a part-time basis (5 years). Students will develop a set of research activities which will be spread between the years of study according to their Personalized Activity Log, agreed upon with their tutor and supervisor, with the final aim of completing the doctoral thesis.

  • Bibliography Management Workshop
  • Scientific Writing Workshop
  • Methodology Seminars
  • Research Seminars
  • Presentation of Papers at Conferences
  • Doctoral Workshops
  • Publication of Results
  • Study periods at International Research Centers
  • Doctoral thesis writing 

 

DISTRIBUTION OF THE RANGE OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES EACH YEAR FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS
FIRST YEAR:SECOND YEAR:THIRD YEAR:
  • Complementary Training Modules
  • Bibliography Management Workshop
  • Scientific Writing Workshop
  • Methodology Seminars
  • Research Seminars
  • Doctoral Workshops
  • Presentation of Papers at Conferences
  • Publication of Results
  • Research Seminars
  • Doctoral Workshops
  • Presentation of Papers at Conferences
  • Publication of Results
  • Study periods at International Research Centers
  • Research Seminars
  • Doctoral Workshops
  • Presentation of Papers at Conferences
  • Publication of Results
  • Study periods at International Research Centers
  • Doctoral thesis writing
DISTRIBUTION OF THE RANGE OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES EACH YEAR FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS
FIRST YEAR:SECOND YEAR:THIRD YEAR:FOURTH YEAR:FIFTH YEAR:
  • Complementary Training Modules
  • Bibliography Management Workshop
  • Methodology Seminars
  • Research Seminars
  • Doctoral Workshops
  • Scientific Writing Workshop
  • Methodology Seminars
  • Research Seminars
  • Doctoral Workshops
  • Presentation of Papers at Conferences
  • Publication of Results
  • Study periods at International Research Centers
  • Research Seminars
  • Doctoral Workshops
  • Presentation of Papers at Conferences
  • Study periods at International Research Centers
  • Research Seminars
  • Doctoral Workshops
  • Presentation of Papers at Conferences
  • Publication of Results
  • Study periods at International Research Centers
  • Research Seminars
  • Doctoral Workshops
  • Publication of Results
  • Doctoral thesis writing

 

In the first year of the course, depending on their previous studies in Philosophy and research training in Humanities and/or Philosophy, students will take the complementary training modules deemed necessary by the Academic Commission during the admission process

 

Profile 1 - Comillas Pontifical University

  • Without training in philosophy:
    Seminar: Understanding the human aspect in the history of philosophical thought
  • Without research training:
    Supervised research project

Profile 2 - Ramón Llull University

  • Without training in philosophy: 
    Seminar: Conceptions of the human being 
    Seminar: Religion and Culture
  • Without research training: 
    Supervised research project

 

 

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