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Doctoral Program in International Migration and Development Cooperation

Training experts in migration since 1999. The only doctorate in Spain in International Migration and Development Cooperation.

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General information

What does this doctorate consist of?

The Doctoral Program in International Migration and Development Cooperation is part of the Comillas International Doctoral School, which organises seminars, courses, workshops, conferences and congresses for doctoral students from all over the University.

This program is aimed at those who wish to train as researchers and acquire the necessary skills to write a doctoral thesis in the area of migration and development cooperation, which will allow them to join R+D+i tasks in the academic, public or private sector.

It has a faculty of lecturers specialised in international migration and development cooperation.

The training received prepares students for the following professional profiles: Researcher and lecturer in higher education institutions, experts, advisors and consultants as high-level professionals in any organisational area. And leaders and heads of department and senior researchers in public or private organisations where related activities are carried out.

  • Centers
    Escuela Internacional de Doctorado
  • Languages
  • Certification
  • Modality
  • Duration
    4 years full time and 7 years part time
  • Seats

Any questions?

If you need more information you can fill in the following form and you will receive information about this program.

What makes us different?



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Number of doctoral theses read by students on the program



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Percentage of PhDs in the program who have found employment

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Study Plan

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.

Calendar of the activities of the Doctoral Program in International Migration and Development Cooperation

The educational training activities are the following:


The supplementary courses for additional training are the following:

Access to our network of professionals in national and international centres and institutions.


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Founded in 1994 in this context and with the desire to provide a response from the university, we adapt to the new times, expanding our commitment not only in the field of international migration but also in development cooperation.

The IUEM is made up of an interdisciplinary team of researchers and teachers from different disciplines of the social and human sciences.

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Quality and regulations

For this doctorate

  • Migration, development and development cooperation
    - Migration, integration and social cohesion
    - Immigration and Asylum Law and International Human Rights Law

    Faculty by line of research

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Preguntas frecuentes

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  • A maximum of three years, full-time, and five years, part-time, from admission to the program until the application for submission of the doctoral thesis is made.

  • No, you can defend your thesis at any time if it is admitted for defence, but you should note that the minimum tuition fees are three years full-time and five years part-time.

  • Initially, it is advisable to contact the program coordinator to assess the possible line of research and thesis supervisor. Afterwards, you will have to register in the admissions portal and upload the necessary documentation, depending on the program this documentation may vary, please read carefully the information note of the selected program where the required documents are detailed.

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Program Coordinator: Dr. Mercedes Fernández García

Academic Committee: You can consult the composition of the Academic Committee at the following link.

C oordination team:
Eva Naranjo
University Institute for Migration Studies
915422800 ext. 2429

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