In general, for access to an Official Doctoral Program, it is necessary to comply with the requirements for access established in Article 6 of Royal Decree RD 99/2011, of 28 January 2011, which regulates Official Doctoral Studies.
The Program is aimed, fundamentally, at those who wish to train as researchers and acquire the necessary skills and abilities to carry out a Doctoral Thesis in the area of Economics and Business, which allows them to join R + D + i tasks in the academic field, in the public or private sectors.
In addition to meeting the access requirements indicated, the profile recommended for acceptance to the Degree is as follows: completion of a Master's Degree, with a profile in research, preferably in the area of Economics and / or Business. In addition, the following will be valued highly as assets for candidates:
- Excellent grades in their Bachelor´s Degree or Undergraduate Degree studies.
- Excellent grades in their Official Master's Degree studies in the area of Economics and / or Business.
- European C1 Level of English or equivalent. This level certifies that students are capable of understanding a wide variety of extensive texts of a demanding nature, as well as of recognizing implicit and underlying meanings in them; that they are able to express themselves fluently and spontaneously, without explicit signs of excessive effort, to find the correct means of expression. Candidates should be capable of flexible and effective use of language for social, academic and professional purposes; and be capable of producing clear, well-structured and detailed texts on topics of a certain complexity, showing a correct use of the mechanisms needed for organization, articulation and cohesion of texts.
- Fit with the research lines of the Doctoral program and a Supervisor having accepted the candidate prior to admission.
- Research experience in the area of knowledge (participation in research projects, publications, etc.) prior to entering the Doctoral program.
- Continuous training related to the area of the field of knowledge.
- Professional or volunteer experience in the area of knowledge.
- Periods of stay or study abroad.
- Well-defined professional goals, ambition in research and personal maturity.
- Availability to carry out the activities foreseen in the program and, particularly, periods of stay at other universities and research centers.
- A research grant awarded by a national or international body based on an assessment of your curriculum vitae.
Those candidates who cannot provide evidence of training in research methods , must take the supplementary training courses provided in the Program, in order to acquire the basic methodological skills and abilities stipulated for a Master's Degree with this profile. However, if candidates prove to have completed the training required , even in the case of not having a Master's Degree in Research, they may be exempted from taking the supplementary training courses.