Doctorate Program on the Individual, Family and Society: a cross-discipline approach


Submission of applications:
Start: January 9, 2017
End: February 15, 2017

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

Campus:
Universidad Pontificia Comillas 3-5, Madrid


Open Days

 

Information session

 

Places available:
12, Spanish

Doctorate program designed in accordance with Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates official doctorate programs.

Candidate profile:

The Doctorate Program on the Individual, Family and Society: a cross-discipline approach is recommended for candidates who are interested in the research and acquisition of advanced knowledge on the most pressing current issues and problems that affect individuals, families, communication and the current social context, as well as the interaction between all of these dimensions, with a cross-discipline approach.


Duration:

Full-time study: 3 years including complementary training modules

Part-time study: 5 years including complementary training modules

Fees:

Annual fees for the 2016-17 doctorate program (RD 99/2011) are:

Full-time study: €2,430/year, in two payments of €1,215

Part-time study: €2,100/year, in two payments of €1,050

Grants and financial aid

Admission requirements:
  • Licentiate or Bachelor's Degree graduates in social science or health subjects (Psychology, Education, Social Work, Translation, Communication, Sociology...). Master's Degrees and previous training in applied social research would be an advantage.
  • Candidates with no prior training in research methods will be required to enroll on complementary training modules (up to 21 ECTS) which will take place in the first year of their studies.

Licentiate or Bachelor's Degree graduates in social science or health subjects

  • Planning, design and management of research projects (6 ECTS)
  • Creation of research reports and scientific articles (3 ECTS)
  • Construction and adaptation of measurement and assessment tools (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced techniques of data analysis (6 ECTS)

Licentiate or Bachelor's Degree graduates in law subjects

  • Planning, design and management of research projects (6 ECTS)
  • Creation of research reports and scientific articles (3 ECTS)
  • Compared analysis of public policies on families and children (6 ECTS)
  • Identification and comparison of legislative and jurisprudential sources on families and children (6 ECTS)

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

Depending on the level of accredited academic training in research methods and data analysis in the field of Social Science and Health, the applicant can gain admission via one of the following routes:

ACCESS ROUTES TO THE DOCTORATE PROGRAM

  • DIRECT ACCESS WITHOUT COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING MODULES:
    • Bachelor's or Licentiate Degree + Master's Degree in research
    • Bachelor's or Licentiate Degree + Master's Degree (with at least 30 credits of methodological training)
    • Licentiate, Architecture or Engineering Degree + DEA (RD 77/1998) or Research Methods qualification (RD 185/1985)
    • Diploma (180 credits) + 120 ECTS from a Master's Degree (with at least 30 credits of research methods)
    • Spanish PhD
  • ACCESS WITH COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING MODULES:
    • CANDIDATE PROFILE 1: Candidates whose Master's Degree does not include sufficient training in research methods and who prefer the following subject areas: psychology, education, social and communication (up to 21 ECTS). As well as university graduates with two years of positive assessment in the training program to obtain an official certificate in any specialist subject in the area of Health Sciences.
    • CANDIDATE PROFILE 2: Candidates whose Master's Degree does not include sufficient training in research methods and who prefer legal subjects (up to 21 ECTS).
    • CANDIDATE PROFILE 3: Candidates whose Bachelor's Degree, Licentiate Degree, Diploma or Master's Degree does not include data analysis training will have to study 9 ECTS of Foundations Data Analysis for Social Research, as well as 21 ECTS of complementary training modules.
Admission criteria:

Previous academic studies, professional experience and level of English will be evaluated, and a personal interview with each candidate will be conducted.

PhD Program Coordinator:

Pedro José Cabrera Cabrera

Information point:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Mª Jesús Vega
C/ Universidad Comillas, 3
28049 - Madrid
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Tel. +34 91 734 39 50

 

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 in 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 the key questions to be answered in order to solve a complex problem
  • To design, create, develop and undertake new and innovative projects in their area of knowledge
  • To work in teams as well as autonomously in an international and/or multidisciplinary context
  • To integrate knowledge, to tackle complexity and to make judgments with limited information
  • To intellectually critique and defend solutions

 

  • Social problems, intervention, and social policy
  • Educational innovation and teaching-learning processes: past, present and future
  • Health and clinical psychology
  • Family, protection and development
  • Interlinguistic and intercultural analysis

 

The Doctorate Program on the Individual, Family and Society: a cross-discipline approach has been devised in accordance with RD 99/2011, of January 28, which regulates official doctorate programs.

The course can be studied on a full-time basis (3 years) or a part-time basis (5 years). The student 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.

Licentiate or Bachelor's Degree graduates in social science or health subjects

  • Planning, design and management of research projects (6 ECTS)
  • Creation of research reports and scientific articles (3 ECTS)
  • Construction and adaptation of measurement and assessment tools (6 ECTS)
  • Advanced techniques of data analysis (6 ECTS)

Licentiate or Bachelor's Degree graduates in law subjects 

  • Planning, design and management of research projects (6 ECTS)
  • Creation of research reports and scientific articles (3 ECTS)
  • Compared analysis of public policies on families and children (6 ECTS)
  • Identification and comparison of legislative and jurisprudential sources on families and children (6 ECTS) 

 

In the first year of the course, and according to their previous training in research methods, students will take the complementary training modules deemed necessary by the Academic Commission during the admission process.

 

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

 

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
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