Submission of applications:
Throughout the year.
3/5 years (Full-time/Part-time study)
Alberto Aguilera 23, Madrid
The objective of the Doctorate Program in Canon Law is to produce qualified experts who combine an extensive command of a particular topic with the use of appropriate scientific methodology and the skills to contribute to expanding their chosen area of knowledge with an original piece of doctoral research. This research can be carried out in any field of Canon Law.
In order to obtain the doctorate, students must: a) carry out the training activities specifically set out in the doctorate program, which will be reviewed by the tutor and the thesis supervisor and assessed each year by the program's academic commission; and b) develop a research plan. This plan must be designed and presented before the end of the first year (for full-time students) or at the end of the second year (for part-time students).
Throughout the year.
The annual fees for the 2018-2019 Doctorate program are:
PhD Program Coordinator
Profª Dra. Elisa Estévez López
Profª Dra. María Cristina Guzmán Pérez (member of the Doctorate Academic Commission)
c/ Alberto Aguilera, 23. 28015 Madrid
Tel.: (+34) 91 540 61 52
Fax: (+34) 91 542 21 93
This doctorate program is structured around the main lines of research pursued at the Faculty of Canon Law:
The following guide shows the detailed steps that students must follow to register the activities that they carry out during their Doctoral studies: Guide to Managing Doctoral Activities for the Student.
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.
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The doctorate program includes research training activities which are allocated throughout the studies and which incorporate both transversal and specific training. They will be composed of courses, workshops, seminars, attendance at conferences, etc.
Once enrolled on the program, a personalized doctoral activity log will be created for each student. All research interests and activities pursued during the program will be recorded in this log. The log will be checked regularly by the tutor and/or thesis supervisor and assessed by the Program's Academic Commission.
By the end of the first year (for full-time students) or by the end of the second year (for part-time students), the student will have created a research plan which must be approved by the tutor and thesis supervisor and favorably assessed by the department in which the program is taught.
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.