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    Director

     

    Prof. Marcelo Frías Núñez

     

    About the program

     

    The focus of this Ph.D. program on an interdisciplinary, creative, and innovative view of humanities as a set of closely related disciplines stands as its most distinctive feature since its inception.

    Based on its aspiration, scope, and integration of the different research groups of the program, our institution offers a working space where old distinctions between humanistic and scientific cultures are surpassed, and comprehensive lines of research are established on common grounds: language and new media, visual studies, ideas in the realm of Social Sciences, etc., all within the framework defined by new technologies and knowledge society.

    Our main objective is the training of leading researchers in practical abilities that enables them to pose innovative solutions within the different humanistic areas of academic, scientific, teaching, and professional fields.

    The program is designed for students with previous training in any of the traditional humanistic areas (or akin to these) who are interested in the development of their research work beyond the borders of their discipline applying an accurate methodology from a broad perspective.

     

    • Program regulated by RD 99/2011, January 28
  • ACCESS

    *Applications for admission to the Ph.D. program in Humanities received after October 15th will be considered for enrollment on the second semester, and applications received after February 28th will be considered for the next academic year. 

     

    Admission profile

     

    The academic qualifications of applicants must include graduate training in the field of Arts and Humanities, as well as research interests oriented to the challenges posed by contemporary culture: technological, regulatory, multicultural or interdisciplinary, all from a humanistic perspective.

    The Ph.D. program in Humanities allows the following admission profiles. The Academic Committee may require up to 18 ECTS credits of complementary training according to the applicants' previous study. These credits will preferably be from Master's degrees such as Master in Cultural Heritage  or Master in Cultural Theory and Criticism  but will not be considered part of the Ph.D. program.

     

    Admission Profile Complementary Training
    Students with a Master’s degree in the field of Arts and Humanities (60 ECTS credits minimum) Not required
    Students with a Master’s degree in the field of Social Sciences (minimum 60 ECTS credits) Up to 12 credits
    Students from other areas with at least 24 ECTS credits in graduate training in Arts and Humanities 12-18 credits

    Admission requirements

     

    • Bachelor's degree and Master's degree (or equivalent). Given the interdisciplinary nature of the program, there are no restrictions regarding the applicant's academic background. In all cases, applicants must have completed at least 60 credits in official graduate programs or hold a Master’s degree, with a minimum of 300 credits of undergraduate and graduate studies combined.
    • Non-native Spanish speakers must give proof of knowledge of Spanish writing and speaking skills by providing either a DELE certificate (Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera), granted by Instituto Cervantes on behalf of the corresponding Ministry of Education in Spain, or the SIELE GLOBAL certificate, issued by the International Service of Evaluation of Spanish Language. The minimum level required for admission is C1 (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). 
      Spanish skills will not be required for students who have completed undergraduate studies in Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country, provided that they give proof of completion of said background.
      Students with graduate or undergraduate studies in Spanish Philology, Hispanic Studies or analog degrees in a non-Spanish speaking country who do not have the DELE C1 certificate will have to do an assessment interview of their Spanish skills with the Academic Committee of the program before their possible admission.  
      Spanish skills will not be required to students whose doctoral thesis is to be done in English, provided that they give proof of C1 English level (according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). This will not be required to students who have completed their studies in an English-speaking country. Students whose doctoral thesis is to be done in English who do not meet any of the previous two requirements will have to do an assessment interview of their Spanish skills with the Academic Committee of the program before their possible admission.

     

     

    Admission criteria

     

    The Academic Committee will consider the following aspects for admission:

    • Academic background of the applicant (Undergraduate studies, Graduate studies, Other Undergraduate or Graduate studies; Other studies). Weight: 40%.
    • Suitability of academic background (subjects, grades and language skills) for the lines of research of the Ph.D. program. Weight: 30%.
    • Research experience will be favorably assessed (publications, presentations in conferences, etc.). Weight: 10%.
    • Motivation, commitment to the program and research interests, as stated on a motivation letter by the applicant stating their interest in the Program and its lines of research. The applicant can additionally provide one or more letters of recommendation by a researcher from any university as proof of this commitment. Weight: 20%.

    The Academic Committee can request a personal interview with the candidate for a better assessment of the application.

     

    Seats available for the academic year: 30

     

  • FACULTY
  • TRAINING

    Specific training

     

    • Themed seminars. Mandatory training. 30 hours during the doctoral training period.

    Seminars taught by prestigious scholars collaborating with the Ph.D. program and by first-class international researchers. Given the renowned status of these researchers, the seminars can be occasionally hosted outside the University at other prestigious institutions of higher education.

    The program and contents of the seminars are published every year so that students can plan their schedule ahead. Participation may occasionally be concentrated in intensive two or three-day activities. Seminars are taught in English or Spanish, depending on the speaker.  

    Students must participate in these seminars throughout the first two years of their Ph.D. Part-time students will have two additional years to participate.

    The evaluation will consider the attendance and participation aspects, particularly the critical capacity and maturity of the students. Ph.D. advisors are responsible for the evaluation. To that effect, the coordinators of each activity will issue a certificate to be uploaded to the student’s Activities Document.

     

    • Doctoral thesis seminar. Mandatory training. 5 hours during the doctoral training period.

    Seminar hosted by the program on a six-monthly basis gathering Ph.D. students and advisors alike, in which the former present a preview of their research status for discussion. Advanced students may use chapters or articles submitted to journals or conferences in their presentations. This seminar, based on its nature and characteristics, varies every year. It is taught in Spanish or English.

    Students must attend one edition of these seminars throughout their doctoral training period, and give a presentation of their research during one of the last two courses. This requirement also applies to part-time students, who have two additional years to participate.

    The evaluation will consider attendance, quality of the presentations and active participation from the students in the form of questions and discussions. The coordinators of each activity are responsable for the evaluation. To that effect, they will issue a certificate to be uploaded to the student’s Activities Document.

     

    • Mobility program. Optional training*. 300 hours during the doctoral training period.

    Students can carry out at least three months of research visits at research centers in Spain or abroad of equal or higher quality than that of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. The visits and activities proposal will be subjected to review and approval by the Academic Committee of the program. Students will preferably carry out their visit in research centers with an active scientific collaboration with the program, either formal (agreement) or informal (guest collaborations).

    The duration of these activities may vary, but it will not be less than one month in any case. They will not be carried prior to the second year of the Ph.D. Part-time students will have additional years to participate.

    Students must do a report of their visit upon completion, to be approved by the supervisor from the host center. This report, along with the report from the tutor or advisor, will become a part of the annual Ph.D. activity for the Academic Committee’s evaluation. To that effect, a certificate will be issued to be uploaded to the student’s Activities Document.

     

    *The international mobility program is mandatory for “Doctorado Internacional” eligibility purposes, as provided in general regulations (RD 99/2011) and specific regulations of the Doctoral School, art. 33.

    Further information:

     

     

    Research skills training

     

    Optional training. 6 credits during the doctoral training period.

    Research skills training focuses on abilities common to all disciplines for the development of scientific and educational skills and the improvement of the professional career. This training consists of different activities (short courses, seminars, etc.). The Ph.D. advisor, in collaboration with the Academic Committee, will provide orientation to the students regarding the suitability of these activities. 

     

    Further information:

  • RESEARCH
    • Research Lines

      Contemporary Studies, Territory, Environmental Resources and Patrimony 

      • Discourse of memory and political violence in contemporary Spain
      • History of science and health
      • History of international relationships
      • Cultural representations of landscape and territory
      • Touristic resources and its geographic planning
      • Spatial processes in metropolitan areas
      • Art criticism and new paradigms of stage creation
      • Contemporary studies
      • Art and patrimony
      • Cultural studies
      • Gender and history of women studies

       

      Historiography and Cultural History

      • Historiograph
      • Classic political theory and its reception
      • Historical evolution of religious beliefs
      • Cultural history in the Modern Age
      • Digital culture
      • Art criticism and new paradigms of stage creation
      • Gender studies and post-feminism
      • Antiquity and classic studies
      • Cultural studies
      • Gender and history of women studies

       

      HERMES

      • Digital culture
      • Moral philosophy and ethics
      • Philosophy of history and culture
      • Gender studies and post-feminism
      • Philosophy and literature
      • Contemporary studies
      • Cultural studies
      • Gender and history of women studies

       

       

       

       

       

      Lexicon, Discourse, History and stage representation

      • Art criticism and new paradigms of stage creation
      • Linguistics, Semantics, Lexicology and Lexicography
      • Pragmatics and analysis of discourse
      • Spanish grammar
      • Contemporary studies
      • Art and patrimony
      • Cultural studies
      • Gender and history of women studies

       

      Transdisciplinary group of doctors

      • Touristic resources and its geographic planning
      • Digital culture
      • Art criticism and new paradigms of stage creation
      • Pragmatics and analysis of discourse
      • Contemporary studies
      • Art and patrimony
      • Antiquity and classic studies
      • Cultural studies
      • Gender and history of women studies
    • Scientific results

      This is a sample of relevant publications derived from doctoral thesis work over the last years:

      • Thesis: Trayectoria artística de Josita Hernán: actriz, directora y profesora de teatro español (1914-1999)
        Author: Alba Gómez García
        Publication: “Un refugio cálido, sin censura: La Carbonera, el teatro ‘estudio’ de Piedad Salas (1952-1962)”. In: ALEC, Vol. 43.2, 87-110 (2018)
        ICDS Dissemination Index: 11.0
        Included in Arts and Humanities Citation Index, Scopus, IBZ Online, Periodicals Index Online, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, DIALNET.
      • Thesis: Los mosaicos funerarios de Túnez, España e Italia. Siglos III-VII
        Author: Luigi Quattrocchi   
        Publication: “Mosaici funerari Tardoantichi in Italia: repertorio e analisi”, Oxford: Archaeopress Publishing (2018)
      • Thesis: Biografía y obra creativa del pintor José Arencibia Gil
        Author: Germán Jiménez Martel
        Publication: “La Guerra Civil. José Arencibia Gil y otros artistas canarios”, Editorial Mercurio: Madrid (2018)
      • Thesis: Cuentos nuestros y cuentos de los otros: una metodología interpretativa del cuento como herramienta didáctica aplicada al análisis de Caperucita roja y sus cognados de Extremo Oriente
        Author: Jaime Antonio Gómez Blaya
        Publicationn: Cuentos nuestros y cuentos de los otros: una metodología didáctica aplicada al análisis de Caperucita Roja y sus cognados de Extremo Oriente. Madrid: FUNCAS. ISBN 978-84-17609-13-9 (2017)
      • Thesis: La autonomía como foco de detección de patologías sociales
        Author: Martín Fleitas González
        Publication: “¿Sólo hay realismo o constructivismo moral dentro del neokantismo contemporáneo? Notas para un fundamentación moral kantiana en base a la sola idea de libertad”, Ideas y Valores, vol. LXIV, n° 159, pp. 131-153 (2015)
        Incluida en SCOPUS, Index H 3
      • Thesis: The Experience of Cancer Illness: Spain and Beyond During the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century
        Author: Fanny Hernández Brotons
        Publication: “De los hospicios de la caridad a la Organización Mundial de la Salud: un siglo y medio de cuidados paliativos para enfermos de cáncer (1842-1990)”. In: Ricardo Campos Marín, Ángel González de Pablo, Mª Isabel Porras Gallo y Luis Montiel (eds.) Medicina y poder político: actas del XVI Congreso de la Sociedad Española de Historia de la Medicina, Madrid: SEHM y UCM, 433-437 (2014)
    • Scientific publications

      This is a sample of relevant faculty publications:

      Contemporary Studies, Territory, Environmental Resources and Patrimony​

      2018

      • Aertsen, V., Gámir, A.; Manuel, C. "La imagen cinematográfica de la Plaza Mayor de Madrid". In: Ciudad y Territorio, Estudios Territoriales, vol. L, nº 197, 539-556 (2018)
      • Castro Morales, Federico; Concha Ruiz, Manuel; Díaz Zarco, Victoria. Antonio Povedano. Creación, Identidad, Vanguardia. Córdoba: Ayuntamiento de Córdoba, Área de Cultura (2018)
      • Castro Morales, Federico. "Destellos brillantes en un presente borroso..." In: A María Belén Morales: 9x90, Santa Cruz de Tenerife: Universidad de La Laguna, 7-10 (2018)
      • Díaz Zarco, Victoria; Castro Morales, Federico. "Turismo colaborativo y formación para todas las personas". In: Noticias de Política Económica, 20, 18-20 (2018)
      • González Calleja, Eduardo. Guerras no ortodoxas. La "estrategia de la tensión" y las redes del terrorismo neofascista en Europa del Sur y América Latina. Madrid: Los Libros de la Catarata (2018)
      • Sánchez Pérez, Francisco; González Calleja, Eduardo. "Revisando el revisionismo. A propósito del libro 1936. Fraude y violencia en las elecciones del frente popular". In: Historia Contemporánea, 58, 851-881 (2018)
      • Sánchez Pérez, Francisco. "El conflicto sociolaboral madrileño: La década decisiva, 1913-1923”. In: Martínez Martín, Jesús A.; Otero Carvajal, Luis Enrique (eds.), La sociedad urbana en el Madrid contemporáneo. Madrid: Los Libros De La Catarata, 129-141 (2018)
      • Segui, J.; Alonso, M.P.; Ballestar, M.; Gámir, A.; Martínez, M.; Miralles-Guasch, C.; Pazos, M.; Ramos, P. Capítulo 17. "Sistemas de transportes y comunicaciones", en España en mapas. Una síntesis geográfica, Madrid: Ministerio de Fomento, Instituto Geográfico Nacional, 411-440 (2018)
      • Urrutia Gómez, Jorge. "Narrar el infierno verde: Sobre la novela latinoamericana de plantación". In: Acta literaria, Nº. 56, 111-133 (2018)

      2017

      • Aertsen, V.; Gámir, A; Manuel C. "El cine de ficción y el estudio de las transformaciones urbanas. El caso de Madrid". In: Ciudad y Comunicación, Chaves Martín, M.A. (ed), Grupo de Investigación Arte, Arquitectura y Comunicación en la Ciudad Contemporánea, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 39-48 (2017)
      • Aertsen, V.; Gámir, A.; Manuel, C. "España como territorio de rodaje del cine estadounidense". In: North America and Spain: Transversal Perspectives / Norteamérica y España: perspectivas transversales; Nueva York: Escribana Books, 200-213 (2017)
      • Camarero Gómez, Gloria (ed.), Ciudades americanas en el cine. Madrid: Akal (2017)
      • Camarero Gómez, Gloria. "Las adaptaciones teatrales en el cine español y sus escenografías". In: Tropelías, 2:336-347 (2017)
      • Camarero Gómez, Gloria. "Literatura y arte en Julieta de Pedro Almodóvar". In: DeSignis, 27, 45-52 (2017)
      • Castro Morales, Federico et ali.. "Pedro Garhel y su implicación en 'Espacio P': Propuesta de un cuadro de clasificación para un artista polivalente". Scire: Representación y organización del conocimiento, IV, 23, n. 1, 67-72 (2017)
      • Castro Morales, Federico; Povedano Marrugat, Elisa. "El exilio republicano en el interior: José Manaut como ejemplo". In: Luces y sombras del 14 de abril: la historiografía de la Segunda República española, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 361-376 (2017)
      • Díaz Zarco, Victoria; Castro Morales, Federico. "El turismo emocional creativo: la ciudad como taller inclusivo". In: International journal of scientific management and tourism, V. 3, nº. 1, 357-371 (2017)
      • Díaz Zarco, Victoria; Castro Morales, Federico (coord.), Formación curricular para todas las personas en Turismo, Madrid: crue-Fundación ONCE (2017)
      • Fernández Muñoz, S.;  Cueto, L. C. "What has happened in Spain? The real estate bubble, corruption and housing development: A view from the local level". In: Geoforum, 85: 206-213 (2017)
      • Ferretti, Federico; García-Álvarez, Jacobo. "Anarchist geopolitics of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939): Gonzalo de Reparaz and the ‘Iberian Tragedy’". In: Geopolitics, 1-25 (Dec. 2017), online preprint, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2017.1398143
      • Galán, Ilia. "Sobre clonación y restauración arquitectónica: El original es la copia". In: Méndez Llopis, Carles (coord.). La originalidad en la cultura de la copia, Ciudad Juárez: Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, 233-237 (2017)
      • Gámir, A. "Las actividades del sector servicios". In: Castillo, F.; Casado, C.; Horcajo, J. Atlas de los servicios de la Comunidad de Madrid, 2017. Madrid: Consejería de Economía y Hacienda. Comunidad de Madrid (2017)
      • García Álvarez, Jacobo; Puente-Lozano, Paloma. "Bridging central state and local communities' territorial visions: boundary commissions and the making of Iberian borders", 1750–1900. In: Journal of Historical Geography, 57, 52-61 (2017)
      • García Álvarez, Jacobo; Puente-Lozano, Paloma. "A controversial natural border. The making of the Spanish-Portuguese boundary along the Minho River (1855-1866)". In: Geoforum, 79, 5-16 (2017)
      • González Calleja, Eduardo. Socialismos y comunismos. Claves históricas de dos movimientos políticos, Madrid: Paraninfo (2017)
      • González Calleja, Eduardo. El golpe dominicano de febrero de 1930 en el contexto latinoamericano. Santo Domingo, República Dominicana: Fundación García Arévalo, Inc. (2017)
      • González Calleja, Eduardo. Asalto al poder. La violencia política organizada y las ciencias sociales, Madrid: Siglo XXI (2017)
      • Hernández Mateo, Francisco Daniel. "El artista como puente entre el espacio físico y el espacio virtual". In: ESPACIO P 1981-1997, Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo, 235-262 (2017)
      • Huguet Santos, Montserrat. Iconos del Futuro. De lo moderno el el Mundo Contemporáneo, Madrid: Dykinson/IHJCB (2017)
      • Huguet Santos, Montserrat. Historia de la Guerra de Independencia de los EEUU, Madrid: Nowtilus (2017)
      • Ruiz Franco, Rosario. "Las guerras mundiales en sus contextos históricos", Madrid: Editorial Paraninfo (2017)
      • Sánchez Pérez, Francisco. "La crisis social. las tres huelgas de agosto". In: González Calleja, Eduardo (coord.) Anatomía de una crisis. 1917 y los españoles, Madrid: Alianza. 195-277 (2017)
      • Sánchez Pérez, Francisco. "Reformas y movilización sociolaboral durante la segunda república: cuestiones y carencias". In: González Calleja, Eduardo; Ribagorda, Álvaro (eds.), Luces y sombras del 14 de abril. La historiografía sobre la Segunda República española, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 289-301 (2017)
      • Urrutia Gómez, Jorge. "La creatividad poética: La práctica simbolista". In: Atenea (Concepción): Revista de Ciencias, Artes y Letras, Nº. 515, 13-27 (2017)
      • Urrutia Gómez, Jorge. "AZV, vida de la crítica y crítica de la vida". In: Revista de Filología Románica, Nº Extra 34, 133-141 (2017)

       

      Historiography and Cultural History​

      2018

      • Alvar, Jaime. "Social Agentivity in the Eastern Mediterranean Cult of Isis". In: Gasparini, V.; Veymiers, R. (eds.), Individuals and Materials in the Greco-Roman Cults of Isis. Agents, Images and Practices. Proceedings of the VIth International Conference of Isis Studies (Erfurt, May 6-8 – Liège, September 23-24 2013), vol. 1, RGRW 187, Leiden-Boston, 221-247 (2018)
      • García Hernán, David. "Carlos III, su visión de la nobleza y la aristocracia española". In: La vite di Carlo di Borbone, Napoli, Spagna e America, Napoli: Arte’m (2018)
      • Neira, M. L. "Océano en los mosaicos romanos. A propósito de un pavimento de Colonia Patricia". In: Anales de Arqueología Cordobesa, núm. 29, 11-40, figs. 1-9 (2018)
      • Neira, M. L. "On the Interpretation of Pothos in a Mosaic from the Antiquities Market with the Representation of Pelops and Hippodameia". In: Journal of Mosaic Research, núm. 11, 167-172 + 1-3 figs. (2018)
      • Lisi Bereterbide, Francisco L. "República VII 517a8-521c1". In: Emerita: Revista de lingüística y filología clásica, Vol. 86, Nº 2, 233-252 (2018)
      • Romero Recio, Mirella (coord.), El legado de los emperadores hispanos, Sevilla: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla (2018)
      • Romero Recio, Mirella. "Trajano. De gobernante ideal a personaje dramático en la España del siglo XVIII". In: Romero Recio, Mirella (coord.), El legado de los emperadores hispanos, Sevilla: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla, 49-66 (2018)
      • Romero Recio, Mirella. "Algunas interpretaciones sobre la esclavitud antigua en la historiografía decimonónica española". In: Habis, 49, 251-270 (2018)
      • Romero Recio, Mirella. "Adriano en Siria de Metastasio. Un emperador hispano en la escena española del siglo XVIII". In: Dialogues d’Histoire ancienne, 44.2, 255-285 (2018)

       

       

       

      2017

      • Alvar, Jaime. "The ‘Romanization’ of ‘Oriental Cults". In: Nagel, S; Quack, J.F; Witschel, Ch. (eds.), Entangled Worlds: Religious Confluences between East and West in the Roman Empire. The Cults of Isis, Mithras, and Jupiter Dolichenus, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 23-46 (2017)
      • Duplá, Antonio; Romero Recio, Mirella (eds.), "Augusto. Balance Historiográfico". Revista de Historiografía, 27, Editorial Dykinson (2017)
      • Fuente Pérez, María Jesús. "Violante de Aragón. Reina de Castilla". Madrid: Dykinson-Anejos de la Revista de Historiografía (2017)
      • García Hernán, David. Humanismo y sociedad del Renacimiento, Madrid: Síntesis (2017)
      • García Hernán, David. "Determinismo del linaje y mérito personal en el teatro del Siglo de Oro". In: Estrategias y conflictos de autoridad y poder en el teatro del Siglo de Oro, New York: IDEA, 43-57 (2017)
      • Rodríguez de las Heras, Antonio. La Red es un bosque, Barcelona: Storytel (2017)
      • Romero Recio, Mirella. "Historiografía de la Historia Antigua en la España del siglo XIX: Alfredo Adolfo Camús y los historiadores". In: Ferrer, Juan José, Kunst, Christiane, Hernández de la Fuente, David, Faber, Eike (eds.), Entre los mundos: Homenaje a Pedro Barceló, Besançon: Presses Universitaires de Franche-Comté, 689-710 (2017)
      • Romero Recio, Mirella. "El compendio elemental de Historia Universal de Camús y el misterio de su autoría". In: García Jurado, Francisco, González Delgado, Ramiro (eds.), Alfredo Adolfo Camús (1817-1889). Pensamiento y legado del último humanista, Madrid: Ed. Escolar y Mayo, 285-300 (2017)
      • Romero Recio, Mirella. "Augusto en la historiografía del XIX en España". In: Augusto. Balance Historiográfico. Revista de Historiografía, 27, 63-81 (2017)
      • Romero Recio, Mirella. "L’influenza dell’antichità romana in Spagna: lo stile pompeiano nei secoli XVIII e XIX". In: Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, 28, 75-87 (2017)

       

      HERMES

      2019

      • Gómez Ramos, Antonio. "Justice vs. Time. Resentment and the Limits of a Politics of Memory". In: Bert Van Roermund y Camila de Gamboa (eds.) Just Memories. Remembrance and Restoration in the Aftermath of Political Violence, Interssenti Transitional Justice Series, (2019)

      2018

      • Broncano, Fernando. Cultura es nombre de derrota. Cultura y poder en los espacios intermedios. Salamanca: Editorial Delirio (2018)
      • Gómez Ramos, Antonio; Thiebaut, Carlos. Las razones de la amargura. Variaciones sobre el resentimiento, la reconciliación y la justicia. Barcelona, Herder (2018)
      • Valdecantos, Antonio. Manifiesto antivitalista, Madrid, La Catarata (2018)

      2017

      • Broncano, Fernando. Racionalidad, acción y opacidad. Sujetos vulnerables en tierras libres. Buenos Aires: EUDEBA (2017)
      • Broncano, Fernando. “Las virtudes del ingeniero”, en Javier Aracil Ingeniería: la forja del mundo artificial, Madrid: Real Academia de Ingeniería (2017)
      • Belli, Simone; Broncano, Fernando. “Trust as a Metaemotion”. Metaphilosophy, 48, 430-448 (2017)
      • Gómez Ramos, Antonio; Sánchez Muñoz, Cristina (eds.). Confrontando el mal. Ensayos sobre violencia, memoria y democracia, Madrid, Plaza Valdés (2017)
      • Gómez Ramos, Antonio. "Hegel’s Ethical Life and Heigegger’s They. How Political is the Self?". In: Emma Ingala and Gavin Rae (eds.), Subjectivity, and the Political. Contemporary perspectives, New York London, Routledge, págs.197-220 (2017)
      • Gómez Ramos, Antonio. "El respeto del pasado. Sobre biopolítica y memoria". In: Trevisan, Amarildo y otros (eds.) Biopolítica, barbarie e educaçao, Curitiba, editorial Appris, págs. 33-48 (2017)
      • Gómez Ramos, Antonio. "Conceptos y redes: sobre sujetos de las constelaciones e historia conceptual". In: Faustino Oncina y Héctor Vizcaíno (eds). Método de las constelaciones e historia conceptual, Valencia, Pre-textos, pág. 31-50 (2017)
      • González Marín, Carmen. “Memoria y moralidad”. In: C. Sánchez et al. Plaza y Valdés (2017)
      • Thiebaut, Carlos. "La experiencia del daño y su resolución (una indagación conceptual)”. In: Confrontando el mal. Ensayos sobre memoria, violencia y democracia, C. Sánchez y A. Gómez (eds)., Madrid, Plaza y Valdés, pp. 11-29 (2017)
      • Thiebaut, Carlos. “Daño y silencio”. In: Los silencios de la guerra, M.V. Uribe y C. de Gamboa, Bogotá, Editorial Universidad del Rosario, 219-254 (2017)
      • Valdecantos, Antonio. Teoría del súbdito, Madrid, Plaza y Valdes (2017)

       

      Lexis, Discourse, History, and Stage Representation​

      2018

      • Aventín Fontana, Alejandra M.; Conte, David (eds.), El bosque de los símbolos. Corporeidad y analogía en la poesía hispánica contemporánea, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva (2018)
      • Aventín Fontana, Alejandra M.; Conte, David. "La sombra del símbolo es alargada". In: Aventín Fontana, Alejandra M.; Conte, David (eds.), El bosque de los símbolos. Corporeidad y analogía en la poesía hispánica contemporánea, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 9-16 (2018)
      • Aventín Fontana, Alejandra M.  "Ínsula poética: naturalezas de lo simbólico en la poesía de Cecilia Quílez". In: Aventín Fontana, Alejandra M.; Conte, David (eds.), El bosque de los símbolos. Corporeidad y analogía en la poesía hispánica contemporánea, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva,163-186 (2018)
      • Checa Puerta, Julio E.  "Rodrigo García: de la miel a la ceniza". In: Revista de Filología y Lingüística de la Universidad de Costa Rica; Costa Rica, Volumen 44, 11-24 (Octubre 2018 - Marzo 2019)
      • Garcés Gómez, María Pilar. "Diacronía de los adverbios de enunciación: procesos de formación y evolución". In: Garcés Gómez, M. P. (ed.). Perspectivas teóricas y metodológicas en la elaboración de un diccionario histórico, Madrid/Frankfurt: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 187-248 (2018)
      • García Pérez, Rafael. "La construcción de la terminología especializada: un ejemplo del lenguaje jurídico-penal". In: Dicenda, Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica, 36, 209-226 (2018)
      • Morimoto, Yuko. "Stative/eventive alternations in Spanish". In: Verbs, movement and prepositions, Universidades do Porto, 45-74 (2018)
      • Soria Tomás, Guadalupe. "Los Veranos de la Cabra: la plaza del olivo", In: Hispania, 22, 57-72 (2018)

      2017

      • Checa Puerta, Julio E. "Siglo mío; bestia mía, de Lola Blasco: Diario, testimonio y confesión", EEUU, Estreno, vol XLIII, 1, 53-68 (2017)
      • Garcés Gómez, María Pilar. "Periodización y diacronía de los marcadores discursivos de distanciamiento: la etapa del español moderno". In: Iberoromania, 86, 241-258 (2017)
      • Garcés Gómez, María Pilar. "La reformulación discursiva y los procesos de recapitulación y de conclusión: a propósito de los marcadores en fin y total". In: Romanische Forschungen, 129, 295-316 (2017)
      • García Pérez, Rafael. "Semántica y diccionario histórico: la representación lexicográfica del adjetivo inteligente". In: Rilce, 33, 1, 188-206 (2017)
      • Nuez Santana, José Luis. "Manolo Millares y su postura política en el ámbito del informalismo español". In: AA.VV.  Dolor, represión y censura política en la cultura del siglo XX. El artista en tiempo de represión, Granada:  Libargo, 155-168 (2017)
      • Pavón Lucero, María Victoria. "El enlace de oraciones en el discurso y los marcadores discursivos". In: Conceição Carapinha, Cornelia Plag y Ana P. Loureiro (coords.): MarDisT- Marcadores Discursivos e(m) Tradução. Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 59-74 (2017)
      • Pérez-Rasilla Bayo, Eduardo. "La disociación entre la palabra y el cuerpo en el teatro español contemporáneo". In: Dominique Breton, Emmanuelle Garnier, V. Saint-Martin, F. Blin (eds.): Du pantin à l´hologramme. Le personnage désincarné sur la scène hispanophone contemporaine, Binges, Éditions Orbis Tertius, 159-177 (2017)
      • Soria Tomás, Guadalupe. "De tratados y actores: El modelo francés en las interrelaciones europeas para la formulación teórico-práctica actoral en España (XVIII-XIX)". In: Anagnórisis, 15, 388-418 (2017)
      • Soria Tomás, Guadalupe. "El comediante Andrés Prieto en París: Arte y revolución (1824-1825)". In: Canet, J. L.; Haro, M.; Londos, J.; Sansano, B. (Eds.), Teatro hispánico y su puesta en escena. Estudios en Homenaje a Josep Lluís Sirera Turó, Publicacions de la Universitat de València, 381-392 (2017)

       

       

       

       

      Transdisciplinary group of doctors​

      2018

      • Albrecht, Janico; Degelmann, Christopher; Gasparini, Valentino; Gordon, Richard L.; Patzelt, Maik; Petridou, Georgia; Raja, Rubina; Rieger, Anna-Katharina; Rüpke, Jörg; Sippel, Benjamin; Urciuoli, Emiliano R.; Weiss, Lara. "Religion in the making. The Lived Ancient Religion approach". In Religion, XLVIII.2, 1-26 (2018)
      • Aroca Mohedano, Manuela. Sindicatos y turismo de masas en las Baleares: del franquismo a la democracia, Documenta Balear (2018)
      • Aroca, Manuela (dir.), "El sindicalismo socialista español en el mundo (1919-1990): la evolución del internacionalismo". In: Hispania, Vol. 78, No 259 (2018)
      • Jiménez, Alicia; Bermejo, Jesús; Liceras, Raquel; Moreno, Fernando y Tardio, Katie. "Archaeological perspectives on the siege of Numantia: the new fieldwork project at the Roman camps at Renieblas (Spain, 2nd-1st c. BCE)". In: Fernández-Götz. M. and Roymans, N. (eds.), Conflict Archaeology: Materialities of Collective Violence in Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Europe. London and New York: Routledge, 115-126 (2018)
      • Bermejo-Tirado, Jesús. "Houses and Society in Roman Celtiberia Mouseion". Journal of the Classical Association of Canada LIX (III), Vol. 15 (2), 173-218 (2018)
      • Bermejo-Tirado, Jesús. "Legacy data and the comparative study of rural settlement patterns in Roman Spain". Journal of Roman Archaeology 31 (2), 845-848 (2018)
      • Bermejo-Tirado, Jesús. "Domestic Patterns of Tableware Consumption in Roman Celtiberia". In: Internet Archaeology 50 (2018)
      • Branciforte, L. Donne in onda nel ventennio fascista tra modernità e tradizione (1924-1939). Soveria Mannelli, Ed. Rubbettino (2018)
      • Colomina Limonero, Immaculada. "Las olvidadas. Retrato de tres mujeres de la Generación del 27". In: Studies in Hispanic Language and Literature. Tehran Iran. Allameh Tabataba’i  University (2018)
      • Colomina Limonero, Immaculada. "El retorno de los españoles repatriados de la Unión Soviética". In: Journal Historia y Comunicación Social, Monográfico: 1917. Revolución y Comunicación. Madrid: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Vol. 23, nº1, 23-32 (2018) 
      • Gasparini, Valentino; Veymiers, Richard (eds.), Individuals and Materials in the Greco-Roman Cults of Isis. Agents, Images and Practices. Proceedings of the VIth International Conference of Isis Studies (Erfurt, May 6-8 2013 – Liège, September 23-24 2013). Religions in the Graeco-Roman World CLXXXVII. Leiden-Boston: Brill (2018)
      • Gasparini, Valentino. "Les acteurs sur scène. Théâtre et théâtralisation dans les cultes isiaques", in Gasparini, Valentino; Veymiers, Richard (eds.). Individuals and Materials in the Greco-Roman Cults of Isis. Agents, Images and Practices. Proceedings of the VIth International Conference of Isis Studies (Erfurt, May 6-8 2013 – Liège, September 23-24 2013). Religions in the Graeco-Roman World CLXXXVII. Leiden-Boston: Brill 714-746 (2018)
      • Ribagorda, Álvaro. "Los orígenes del Instituto-Escuela: los grupos de niños de la Residencia de Estudiantes". In: Martínez Alfaro, Encarnación; López-Ocón Cabrera, Leoncio; Ossenbach, Gabriela (eds.). Ciencia e innovación en las aulas. Centenario del Instituto-Escuela (1918-1939), Madrid: CSIC-UNED, 47-70 (2018)
      • Ribagorda, Álvaro. "La ciencia española en la Segunda República y la Historiografía". In: Ribagorda, Álvaro (ed.). La Segunda República: nuevas perspectivas historiográficas. Revista de Historiografía, 29, 2018/2, 107-125 (2018)
      • Rodríguez López-Brea, C.M.; González Calleja, E. "Un derrotado en 'La Victoria': José María Gil-Robles y la Guerra Civil española (1936-1939)". In: Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar, nº 13, 104-133 (2018)

      2017

      • Aroca Mohedano, Manuela. El papel del sindicalismo en Transición: la confluencia del sindicalismo socialista: fusión USO-UGT, Madrid: CINCA (2017)
      • Bermejo-Tirado, Jesús. "La cerámica romana en los campamentos republicanos de Renieblas". In: Baquedano, Enrique; Arlegui Sánchez, Marian (coords.), Schulten y el descubrimiento de Numantia, Valladolid. 284-301 (2017)
      • Bermejo-Tirado, Jesús. "Roman Peasant Habitats and Settlement in Central Spain (1st BC - 4th AD)". In: Journal of Roman Archaeology, 30 (1), 351-371 (2017)
      • Bermejo-Tirado, Jesús. "The study of domestic architecture in Roman Spain: the next generation". In: Journal of Roman Archaeology 31 (2), 737-742 (2017)
      • Branciforte, L. "La solidaridad internacional con la república en guerra". In: en Dossier: Guerra Civil española: nuevas miradas, perspectivas y líneas de investigación. Contenciosa, Revista sobre violencia política, represiones y resistencias en la historia iberoamericana, Año V, nº 7 (2017)
      • Branciforte, L. "El restablecimiento de relaciones diplomáticas entre España e Italia en los años 50". In: Javier Muñoz Soro y Emanuele Treglia, (eds.), Patria, pan... amore e fantasia. La España franquista y sus relaciones con Italia, Granada: Comares (2017)
      • Castro Morales, Federico; Povedano Marrugat, Elisa. "El exilio interior: José Manaut como ejemplo". In: Luces y sombras del 14 de abril. Historiografía sobre la Segunda República española, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 361-375 (2017)
      • Colomina Limonero, Immaculada. "Unaccompanied Children crossing borders. An historical overview". In: Borders Imagined or Real. Hudson, Dodovski, Andeva (Eds.), American University College Press, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, May (2017)
      • Colomina Limonero, Immaculada. "El exilio infantil provocado por la guerra civil. Apuntes historiográficos". In: Luces y Sombras del 14 de abril, González Calleja, Eduardo; Ribagorda Álvaro (eds). Col. Historia. Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva (2017)
      • Cotelo García, Rosalía. "El léxico del discurso higienista en el siglo XIX", In: Revista de Investigación Lingüística, 15-24 (2017)
      • Cotelo García, Rosalía. "Lexical Combinations in Galician". In: Collocations and other lexical combinations in Spanish. Theoretical, lexicographical and applied perspectives, Londres: Routledge, 254-261 (2017)
      • Estienne, Sylvia; Valentino, Gasparini; Jaccottet, Anne-Françoise; Rüpke, Jörg. "La religion romaine: une fabrique de la norme?". In: Itgenshorst, Tanja; Le Doze, Philippe (eds.), La norme sous la République et le Haut-Empire romains. Élaboration, diffusion et contournements. Actes du colloque (Reims, 13–15 mars 2014), Bordeaux: Ausonius. 201-216 (2017)
      • Gasparini, Valentino. "Negotiating the Body: between Religious Investment and Narratological Strategies. Paulina, Decius Mundus and the priests of Anubis". In:  Gordon, Richard L.; Petridou, Georgia; Rüpke, Jörg (eds.), Beyond Priesthood. Religious Entrepreneurs and Innovators in the Roman Empire, RGVV LXVI, Berlin-New York, De Gruyter, 385-416 (2017)
      • de las Heras Herrero, Beatriz. Imagen y Guerra Civil Española. Carteles, fotografía y cine, Madrid: Síntesis (2017)
      • de las Heras Herrero, Beatriz. "Imágenes de una guerra y para una guerra. España, 1936-1939". In: Imagen y Guerra Civil Española. Carteles, fotografía y cine. Madrid: Síntesis (2017)
      • de las Heras Herrero, Beatriz. "Estrategias de comunicación visual. (Re)presentar la guerra desde la fotografía". In: Imagen y Guerra Civil Española. Carteles, fotografía y cine, Madrid: Síntesis (2017)
      • Querol Sanz, José Manuel. "Metáforas contemporáneas del Santo Grial. Literatura, política, economía e identidad en un viejo mito de Occidente". In: El Cuaderno (Suplementos) Nº 1, 11-2017, TREA,  1-34 (2017)
      • Ribagorda, Álvaro. "Los intelectuales en la crisis. El debate público en torno a la guerra europea y la situación española". In: González Calleja, Eduardo (Coord.). Anatomía de una crisis. 1917 y los españoles, Madrid: Alianza, 27-66 (2017)
      • Ribagorda, Álvaro. "La historiografía sobre la educación, la ciencia y la cultura durante la Segunda República española". In: González Calleja Eduardo; Ribagorda Álvaro (eds.), Luces y sombras del 14 de abril. La historiografía sobre la Segunda República española, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 305-331 (2017)
      • Rodríguez López-Brea, C.M. "El centro y las derechas en la II República española: un balance historiográfico". In: González Calleja, Eduardo (ed.), Luces y sombras del 14 de abril, Madrid: Biblioteca Nueva, 171-200 (2017)
      • Rodríguez López-Brea, C.M. "Las dos Bayonas del Rey José". In: Bahamonde, Ámgel; Soria, Guadalupe (ed.). La España de los Bonaparte: escenarios políticos y políticas escénicas, Madrid:  Dykinson, 35-67 (2017)
      • Schmitz, Sabine; Thiem, Annegret; Verdú Schumann, Daniel A. (eds), Descubrir el cuerpo. Estudios sobre la corporalidad en el género negro en Chile, Argentina y México. Madrid-Frankfurt: Iberoamericana-Vervuert (2017)
      • Verdú Schumann, Daniel A. "Una visión alternativa de 1492: La marrana (Cuerda, 1992)". In: Camarero Gómez, Gloria; Sánchez Barba, Francesc (eds.), V Congreso Internacional de Historia y Cine: Escenarios del cine histórico, Getafe: UC3M-Instituto de Cultura y Tecnología, 1219-1232 (2017)

      Further information on the full list of publications

  • THESIS

    Thesis defense

     

    The doctoral thesis consists of an original research work developed by the Ph.D. candidate student in the field of knowledge of the program that enables the student for autonomous work in the field of R+D+ i.

    Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and the Doctoral School establishes the follow-up procedures to guarantee the quality of the doctorate's training and supervision. It also facilitates the procedures for the proper evaluation and defense of the doctoral thesis.

     

    Further information:

     

     

    Requirements for thesis defense

     

    To proceed to the thesis defense, the student must meet the following requirements:

    • Obtain approval of the thesis supervisor and the Academic Committee to proceed to the defense
    • Complete the complementary training (if required upon admission to the program)
    • Participate in the themed seminars hosted by the program
    • Submit a contribution to one edition of the doctoral seminars
    • Have at least one conference communication or a journal paper published (or accepted for publication). Both must be related to the thesis research topic.

    Only for 'Doctorado Internacional' eligibility purposes: Carry out a research visit of at least three months at a research center in a foreign country.

  • USEFUL INFORMATION
    • Overview

      Our Ph.D. programs focus on the acquisition of skills and abilities required to undertake high-quality research work within the strategic framework and lines of research of the university. Students will be expected to work independently under supervision and guidance of top experts in their fields in order to produce novel, groundbreaking research work in the form of a dissertation.

      The Ph.D. thesis constitutes the expected outcome of the doctoral training, stating the specifics of the research work and results. The thesis must meet the high-quality standards required by the Ph.D. program and be subject to public defense and assessment by an independent thesis committee.

      A favorable assessment of the thesis enables Ph.D. students to request their official Ph.D. degree certificate, issued by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. 

       

       

      *Applications for admission to the Ph.D. program in Humanities received after October 15th will be considered for enrollment on the second semester. The applications received after February 28th will be considered for the next academic year. 

      Calendar of the Academic Year: October 1 - September 30

        Period Dates

      Admission

      Open all year Application Deadline: February 28th (23:59 h., Peninsular Spanish time) for the current academic year
      Enrollment

      New students can choose when to start their Ph.D. training: 

      • First semester's start date: November 15
      • Second semester's start date: March 30

      Continuing students (second and subsequent years) must obligatorily enroll at the first semester of each academic year.

      Enrollment period for new students:

      • Students starting first semester: September 1 to October 30 (23:59 h., Peninsular Spanish time)
      • Students starting second semester: March 1 to March 31 (23:59 h., Peninsular Spanish time)

      Enrollment period for continuing students:

      • October 1 to October 30 (23:59 h. Peninsular Spanish time)
      Monitoring and annual assessment

      The Academic Committee of each Ph.D. program will assess the progress of Ph.D. students on their research projects on an annual basis.

      Further information on  Ph.D. monitoring and annual assessment

      June: All Ph.D. students 

      December: Only Ph.D. students whose June evaluation was unfavorable

      Thesis defense

      Students can defend their Ph.D. theses at any time of the academic year (except for August).

      Official enrollment at the time of thesis defense is required. 

      Calendar of thesis defense approval

       

    • Procedures
    • FAQ

      Ph.D. Studies

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      What is a Ph.D.?

      A Ph.D. is a period of training in skills and abilities required to undertake independent, high-quality research work in the realm of R&D under the supervision of top experts in their respective fields.

       

      What are the terms of access to a Ph.D. program?

      As a general rule, candidates are required to hold a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree. Credits for both must amount to at least 300 ECTS credits.

      Additionally, specific requirements and candidate profiles are described in each program’s terms of access. Before applying for admission, it is strongly recommended to take the  specific terms of access for each Ph.D. program into consideration, as well as its lines of research, profiles of the scholars involved and final results (theses and scientific publications) as proof of the program’s quality and specialization.


      What is the duration of a Ph.D.?

      The regular duration of a full-time Ph.D. program is 3 years. This period can be extended up to 5 years.

      The regular duration of a part-time Ph.D. program is 5 years. This period can be extended up to 8 years. 

      You may apply, for justified reasons, for either an extension or a leave of absence from your Ph.D. training period to the Academic Committee of your program. Your request must be endorsed by your tutor/advisor. Further information:  Duration of Ph.D. program

       

      How can I apply for a part-time enrollment status?

      You can state your part-time enrollment status upon admission or, once you have initiated your training period, by submitting a request for justified reasons to the Academic Committee of your program. Your request must be endorsed by your tutor/advisor. Further information:  Time commitment to the program (Enrollment status)

       

      Must I take any other training in addition to my research work?

      Yes. There are three different types of additional training to be taken during your Ph.D.:

      • Complementary training. Applicable only to students whose terms of admission state this training as required.
      • Specific training. Activities within the framework of your Ph.D. program.
      • Research Skills training. Courses or activities focused on abilities common to all disciplines (communication, academic writing, stress management, etc.).

      Further information on Doctoral Training: Monitoring and Development of these FAQ.


      What is the outcome of a Ph.D.?

      The Ph.D. thesis is the intended outcome of the doctoral training period. The thesis must give account of the student’s scientific work and meet the quality standards established by the Academic Committee of the program. Theses are defended in a public dissertation event, where they are subjected to assessment by an independent committee.

      A favorable assessment enables students to apply for their official Ph.D. degree certificate issued by the Spanish Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. An additional Doctorado Internacional distinction is awarded to students who met a number of specific requirements during their training period.


      What is an Interuniversity Ph.D.?

      Interuniversity PhDs are joint degree programs by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid in collaboration with other Spanish or international institutions. The outcome of these programs does not translate into multiple degrees but just one equivalent to the training undertaken by the student.

       

      Admission

       

      How can I apply for admission to a Ph.D. program?

      Your application for admission must be submitted online. Signing in is previously required in order to get your login and password. Further information on how to carry out this process:  Apply for admission

       

      I have not completed my Master’s degree yet. May I apply for admission now?

      Yes. However, in the event of a favorable resolution of admission, it will be conditioned to your Master’s degree completion.

       

      When can I apply for admission?

      You can apply for admission any time of the year. Deadline for admission applications for the current academic year is March 1. All applications submitted thereafter will be considered for next academic year. 

       

      What documents do I need to submit?

      Scan in advance the documentation requirements to be attached to your application. The documents listed below are mandatory in all cases:

      • National Identity Document: DNI, NIE, or passport
      • Previous degree certificate or diploma (Master’s degree or equivalent), or proof of payment of issuance fees. Not required for former uc3m students
      • Academic transcript of previous degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), including grades. Not required for former uc3m students
      • Curriculum Vitae
      • Ph.D. Thesis Research Proposal
      • Endorsement letter by a Ph.D. professor of uc3m faculty

      Some programs may require additional documents, such as reference letters by notable researchers, foreign language skills certificate, etc.

      Please note: If your previous degree was earned at an international institution, you must also submit a certificate issued by said institution stating that your degree meets the requirements for access to Ph.D. level studies.

      Additionally, if your former institution is located outside the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)  you are required to submit your degree certificate or diploma legalized via diplomatic channels (or, when applicable, by the Apostille of The Hague Convention), attaching an official  Spanish or English translation if necessary.

       

      Can I choose when to start my doctoral training?

      Yes. As a new student, you must state in your application for admission whether you want to start your training in the first semester (November 15) or second semester (March 30).

       

      I want to apply for a scholarship or financial aid program. Must I do it before or after applying for admission to a Ph.D.?

      It is strongly recommended to apply first for your Ph.D. program of choice at uc3m, as most of the granting institutions require proof of admission (or application for admission) to a Ph.D.

      Further information on Scholarships and Financial Aid Programs of these FAQ.

       

      I submitted my application. When will I know if I am admitted?

      The review process of your application consists of two stages:

      • Administrative validation. Our Postgraduate Office administrators will review your application and the documentation attached to check that they meet all requirements. You will be contacted if necessary.
      • Academic evaluation. If your application has succesfully passed the previous stage, it will be forwarded to the Academic Committee of the Ph.D. program for review. You will be notified of the Committee's decision by certified mail sent to the postal address provided in your application.

      This process may take up to one-two months. You will receive proper notification of the Committee’s decision via certified mail at the postal address provided in your application.

       

      I have been admitted. When must I submit my enrollment form?

      In you are admitted to a Ph.D. program, you have to submit your online application for enrollment in the periods set by the university to that effect, according to the instructions indicated in your letter of admission, our website or the Enrollment section of this FAQ, including the payment of tuition fees. If you do not submit your enrollment for the academic year for which you were admitted, your admission will be cancelled.

      Doctoral training scholarships. Exemptions

      Campus Getafe

      What types of financial aid programs can I apply for?

      There is a wide variety of financial aid programs for doctoral training that cover partial or total tuition fees and, in some cases, allow uc3m to formally hire the Ph.D. student as a training researcher.

      Who are the awarding bodies?

      Here is a list of the most common scholarship and financial aid programs:

         - Formación de Investigadores del Ministerio de Innovación / Researchers Training by Ministerio de Innovación (formerly known as FPI scholarships)
         - Formación de Profesorado Universitario del Ministerio de Educación / University Faculty Training by Ministerio de Educación (formerly known as FPU scholarships)
         - Researchers Training by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, awarded by the institution departments
         - Ph.D. Scholarships by La Caixa
         - Ph.D. Scholarships by Comunidades Autónomas (Autonomous Regions of Spain)
         - Scholarships by Fundación Carolina (for Latin American students)
         

      Further information:  Doctoral Training Scholarships


      When and how can I apply for these?

      Each granting body has its own application and awarding periods. It is strongly recommended to apply first for your Ph.D. program of choice at uc3m in all cases, as most of these institutions require proof of admission (or application for admission) to a Ph.D.

       

      Do I have to be admitted to a Ph.D. in order to apply for admission?

      It is not required in most cases, but, as pointed out previously, you must have at least submitted your application for admission in order to be eligible (check the awarding institution’s specific terms). Only if you are eventually granted the scholarship or financial aid will it be required to be admitted and enrolled on the program in order to accept the aid and be hired as a training researcher at uc3m.

       

      I received a scholarship or financial aid. Do I have to notify uc3m?

      Yes. As a recipient of any financial aids, it is recommended to notify the university for these to be applied upon enrollment. If your scholarship status is not registered in your self-enrollment application, please contact your Postgraduate Office, either in person or by e-mail at información@doctorado.uc3m.es

       

      Where will I undertake my Ph.D. research work?

      Your research and teaching activities (when applicable) will be carried out at the department or Institute stated in your contract within the framework of your Ph.D. program under the supervision of the tutor and advisor(s) appointed by the Academic Committee.


      Who is in charge of managing my scholarship or financial aid program?

      Granting institutions usually delegate on uc3m the management of these aids according to the terms originally established by those and our own rules and regulations.

       

      Who is to evaluate the progress and outcomes of my research work?

      All our Ph.D. students must submit the progress of their research work for evaluation by the Academic Committee of their Ph.D. program. Recipients of any financial aid program must also provide this information to the granting body.

       

      Are there any other tuition fees exemptions?

      Yes. As a new student, if you are eligible for any of the following exemptions or discounts recognized by the Spanish administration, you must submit certified copies of the pertinent documents to the Postgraduate Office on campus before enrollment proceedings so that these exemptions apply upon enrollment.

      • Large Family status: Certified copy of the Large Family status card (general or special)
      • Disability: Certified copy of Disability Identification card (minimum 33% disability)
      • Other: Certified copy of proof of exemption for victims of terrorist attacks (including their spouses and children) or children of civil and military servants who perished in the line of duty.

      These documents must be valid for the academic year for which the exemption is requested.

      Enrollment

      How to enroll

      Our Ph.D. Management service allows you to submit your enrollment data online. To access the application, just enter your ID or passport number and the four-digit password generated by our system upon initial registration. Forgot your code? You will need to print out your proof of enrollment and tuition fees invoice, when applicable.

       

      When to enroll               

      As a new student, you can choose when to start your Ph.D. training period. Enrollment periods vary according to your starting semester:

      • First semester:

      Start date: November 15

      Enrollment period: September 1 to October 30

                     

      • Second semester*:

      Start date: March 30

      Enrollment period: March 1 to March 31

       

      *These students benefit from a reduced tuition fee, applicable only for first-year enrollment.

      Your start date will determine the length of your Ph.D. training period.

      As a continuing student, enrollment period is October 1 to October 30 in all cases.

       

      What modules should I register on my application?

      You must select the following modules of your enrollment application:

      • Ph.D. Monitoring for your doctoral training year. 

      Required in all cases. It will be registered by default in your application. 

      • Complementary credits.

      Only applicable if the Academic Committee of your program established these credits as obligatory in its admission resolution, in which case you have been properly notified in your admission letter. These credits will be registered by default in your application.

      Other activities of your doctoral training may not require enrollment. If so, our Postgraduate Offices are in charge of the registration process:

      • Specific training: Activities included in the syllabus of your Ph.D. program. 
      • Research Skills training: Required for students of all Ph.D. programs (6 credits minimum for the entire doctoral training period).  


      Please note: Upon completion of your Ph.D. training, it is required to be enrolled in both the Ph.D. monitoring of the academic year of your thesis defense and the Ph.D. thesis Defense and Assessment module in order to defend your thesis.

       

      What are the costs of tuition fees?

      These are the tuition fees for all your Ph.D. training:

        

      1. Academic fees
      • Academic monitoring of Ph.D. training year.  

      Ordinary fee (full-time, starting first semester): 390 €.

      Reduced fee* (full-time, starting second semester): 234 €.

      Reduced fee (part-time, starting first or second semester): 234 €.

                  *Full fees will apply in subsequent years.

       

      • Complementary training (only for students whose admission resolution establishes these credits as required for admission). 49,84 € or 69,93 € per credit, according to the field of research.
      • Specific training (only for activities or courses requiring enrollment). 49,84 € or 69,93 € per credit, according to the field of research.
      • Research Skills Training courses. 49,84 € per credit. For research skills credits earned at other institutions, enrollment at uc3m is required. A 25% fee will apply in these cases (12,46 € per credit).

       

      • Thesis defense. 143,15 €
      • Ph.D. Degree Certificate issuance. 229,86 €

       

      1. Administrative fees
      • Registrar’s Office expenses. 6,11 €
      • Academic record proceedings (first-year students only). 27,54 €
      • Student card issuance (TUI) (first-year students only). 6,11 €

       

      1. School insurance. 1, 12 €. Applicable to Spanish or international students (legal residents) under 28 years of age.

       

      Students who fail to fulfill the payment of these fees will be dismissed from the Ph.D. program.

      Further information:  Tuition fees

       

      How do I validate my first-year enrollment?

      After submitting your enrollment form, you must fulfill the payment of tuition fees and submit to the Postgraduate Office, either in person or through regular postal mail, certified copies of the following documents (the first two were already attached to your online application for admission). If you cannot certify any document in advance, provide your copy along with the original at the Office and we will certify it for free.

      Submission Deadline for students starting in the first semester: November 30.

      • Certified copy of your previous degree certificate (Master’s or equivalent), or issuance receipt. Not required for former uc3m students.
      • Certified copy of academic transcript of your previous degree (Master’s or equivalent) with grades. Not required for former uc3m students.

      Degrees from international institutions and related documents must be provided in English (original or translation).  

      • Certified copy of documents stating your exemption from tuition fees, when applicable. For instance, proof of financial aid programs or other deductions recognized by the Spanish Administration: Large Family status card, Disabled Identification Card, proof of exemption for victims of terrorist attacks (including their spouses and children) or children of civil and military servants who perished in the line of duty.
      • Ph.D. Written Agreement, a document approved by all parties involved in the development of your thesis project (tutor, advisor, Academic Committee, and yourself) stating the fundamental rights and responsibilities within the framework of your project as well as any specific terms (such as confidentiality or copyright clauses, use of research results, conflict-resolution procedures, etc.), that may be relevant for the correct execution of your research. Subsequent annexes may be attached to the original document throughout your doctoral training period if necessary. Document template available only at our Postgraduate Information Office.


      What are my rights and obligations as a uc3m student?

      Please refer to the following documentation issued by the regional authorities and uc3m. All of them apply to Ph.D. candidates at Uc3m.

      • Students Statute of the Region of Madrid (Estatuto del estudiante de la Comunidad de Madrid)
      • uc3m students Rights and Obligations (Carta de los derechos y deberes del estudiante en la uc3m)
      • Rules and Regulations of the Doctoral School at uc3m (Reglamento de la Escuela de Doctorado de la uc3m)
      • Good Practices of the Doctoral School at uc3m (Código de buenas prácticas de la Escuela de Doctorado de la uc3m)

      Additionally, you have access to the university's supporting services to students and researchers.

      Further information:  Rules and Regulations for Ph.D. Studies at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

      Ph.D. Studies: Monitoring and Development

      Biblioteca María Moliner

      How are my Ph.D. supervisors appointed?

      Ph.D. tutors and advisors are advanced members of the uc3m faculty or other research institutions who serve as mentors of your research work and keep track of your progress. They also facilitate your communication with the Academic Committee of the program.

      Tutors are appointed by the Committee upon your admission. Tutors must hold a Ph.D. degree and have ties with the program, as well as a proven track record in research of at least six years (or proof of equivalent qualifications).

      The Committee will also appoint an advisor within three months from initial enrollment on the program. Thesis advisors must hold a Ph.D. degree and have a proven track record in research of at least six years (or equivalent qualifications), as well as specific research experience in the field of your thesis. Advisors' may be based at any university, center or institute in Spain or abroad. A professor may be appointed as both tutor and advisor of a Ph.D. student.

      The Academic Committee may change these designations throughout your doctoral training period for justified reasons.

       

      Must I take any other training in addition to my research work?

      Yes. There are three different types of additional training to be taken during your Ph.D.:

      • Complementary training. Maximum: 40 ECTS credits. Applicable only to students whose terms of admission state this training as required. The Academic Committee will determine the credit-based courses or subjects in the admission resolution. As a general rule, this training must be taken during the first year.
      • Specific training. Students are also expected to participate in a number of activities relevant to their field of research: seminars, meetings, conferences, courses, etc. These activities may require prior enrollment at uc3m. Your tutor or advisor will confirm the contents of your specific training program.
      • Research Skills training. Minimum: 6 ECTS credits. All Ph.D. programs at uc3m require some training in research skills (or formación transversal) focused on abilities common to all disciplines (communication, academic writing, stress management, etc.). These credits can be earned at either uc3m or other institutions and require formal enrollment at uc3m in all cases, as well as the approval of your tutor or advisor.

       

      How is the progress of my research evaluated?

      The Academic Committee of your program will evaluate the progress of your research project and activity report on an annual basis in the month of June. Grounds for evaluation are to be registered in the following documents:

      • Research Plan. Not to be mistaken for the research proposal submitted when applying for admission. As a new Ph.D. student, you must elaborate an initial Research Plan within the first year of your doctoral training period. This plan will serve as a tracking tool of your project, listing the objectives and methodology of your research as well as a comprehensible timeline stating the periods estimated for the achievement of each goal. It must have attached your tutor or advisor's evaluation report in order to be submitted for assessment to the Academic Committee of your program.

      An annual update of this Plan must be submitted in subsequent years, with the corresponding tutor or advisor’s evaluation report, so that all parties involved in your doctoral training can track and assess your progress.

      • Activity Report. In addition to your Research Plan (initial or updated), it is also required to register any activity relevant to your Ph.D. research: courses, seminars, meetings, conventions, publications, international fellowship programs, etc. Be sure to have attached all certificates and/or work papers as proof of completion.

      In the event of an unfavorable assessment by the Academic Committee, you will be subjected to evaluation again in December.

      TWO CONSECUTIVE UNFAVORABLE ASSESSMENTS (JUNE AND DECEMBER) WILL RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR ENROLLMENT AS A Ph.D. STUDENT

       

      Can I join an international research visit program?

      Yes. Undertaking a period of research abroad is a requirement for Doctorado Internacional distinction eligibility. Among other requirements, your visit must have a minimum duration of three months; also, the report of activities and outcomes of your research at the host institution must be written in one of the languages used for scientific dissemination in your field of research (different from any of Spain’s official languages). Prior approval by your tutor/advisor and the Academic Committee of your program is required. The Committee will evaluate your visiting research reports and, if approved, submit your candidacy for the Doctorado Internacional distinction to the Doctoral School Board.

      Thesis defense

      Biblioteca Carmen Martin Gaite

      What is a Ph.D. thesis?

      The Ph.D. thesis is the intended outcome of the doctoral training period. The thesis must give account of the student’s scientific work and meet the quality standards established by the Academic Committee of the program. Theses are defended in a public dissertation event, where they are subjected to assessment by an expert committee.

      As a general rule, Ph.D. candidates must have been enrolled on their program for a minimum period of 24 months before initiating thesis defense proceedings.

       

      I have approval to proceed to the thesis defense. What are the stages of this process?

      Once you get approval for your thesis defense by your tutor, advisor and Academic Committee, a minimum span of 8 weeks (excluding holiday periods) is usually required to go through these stages:

      • Plagiarism management procedure
      1. Thesis deposit. Three weeks.
      2. Approval of thesis defense and appointment of Thesis Committee by the Dean of Doctoral School. One week.
      3. Defense session logistics. Three weeks.
      4. Thesis defense

       

      What is the plagiarism management procedure?

      Once the Academic Committee of your Ph.D. program determines that your research period is done and your thesis is ready for deposit, a pdf file of the thesis will be submitted to the Doctoral School to proceed to the plagiarism management, in compliance with the Code of Good Practice of the Doctoral School.

      The results of this study will be at the disposal of the members of the thesis committee, should they be requested.

      Further information:  Plagiarism management

                     

      What is the thesis deposit?

      The deposit of your thesis enables doctors and scholars of your field to review your work before the defense. The deposit period is 15 days (excluding August), after which all comments and observations by the experts will be reported to the Academic Committee and yourself. 

      Further information:  Thesis deposit

       

      Who is in charge of approving the defense? Who can be a member of the Thesis Committee?

      Once the deposit period is ended, the Academic Committee of the program, upon favorable assessment by the tutor/advisor, will submit their proposal for defense and appointment of Thesis Committee members to the Dean of Doctoral School.

      This Committee consists of three experts in the field of research of the Ph.D. candidate, two of which must be based outside uc3m.

      Further information:  Defense session. Appointment of Committee members

       

      How are defense logistics managed?

      Once all authorizations are signed, the Thesis Committee’s Secretary will appoint a date for the defense. The Postgraduate Office on campus will be in charge of the logistics of the event (room reservations, technical equipment, etc.) and the travel procedures of the committee members, when applicable.

      Additionally, the Postgraduate Office will submit a digital copy of the thesis to each member of the Thesis Committee at least 15 days prior to the defense session. This file will contain any allegation or comment submitted by the experts during the deposit period.

      Further information:  Defense session. Appointment of Committee members

       

      Do I have to pay any fees before the defense?

      Yes. The payment of thesis defense fees must be fulfilled before proceeding to defense. Additionally, payment of enrollment fees for the academic year in which the defense takes place must be up to date.

       

      How is my thesis assessed?

      All Committee members must receive a copy of the thesis 15 days prior to the defense event.

      Once the Ph.D. candidate completes his/her dissertation, the Committee can provide feedback or pose questions. Their global assessment will be given in terms of Fail (No Apto), Pass (Aprobado), Good (Notable) or Excellent (Sobresaliente).

      Theses with an Excellent (Sobresaliente) grade are eligible for the cum laude distinction. The committee members will subsequently cast their votes via separate secret ballot in closed session. Only if all votes are favorable will the committee submit their proposal for the thesis to be awarded the cum laude distinction to the university Chancellor. In this case, each member of the committee will finally cast their vote, anonymously and in a sealed envelope, for the thesis to be considered for the Outstanding Thesis Award by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

       

      How can I apply for my Ph.D. certificate?

      Your application for the official Ph.D. degree certificate, issued by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte of Spain, and the payment of the corresponding fees is managed by the university’s administration.

      Issuance of your certificate may take 6 to 12 months. Until then you may apply for a temporary certificate as proof of completion of your Ph.D. studies as of the date of your thesis defense.

       

      Where is my Ph.D. thesis published?

      Your thesis will be published in e-archivo, the open online repository of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, and Teseo the Ph.D. database managed by the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte. In the event of partial or temporary restrictions pertaining to the publication of your thesis, you must report them to the university.

      Glossary of terms

      Ph.D. Program. Array of training and activities oriented to the acquisition of abilities required to undertake autonomous research work in the realm of R&D. Each Ph.D. program establishes their own procedures and lines of research for the development of theses within the framework of their respective fields.

      Academic Committee. The coordinator/director of the program and two other Ph.D. members constitute a program's Academic Committee, the body in charge of the various training areas and research progress of the program, as well as the authorization of thesis defense of their Ph.D. candidates.

      Doctoral School. Academic body in charge of the management and coordination of all Ph.D. programs.

      Ph.D. Thesis. Original piece of research carried out by Ph.D. candidates in their field of knowledge. Presented as a written dissertation according to the quality, content and format guidelines set by the Ph.D. program for its public defense.

      Tutor. Supervisor in charge of tracking the training progress of the Ph.D. candidate and serving as a communication link between the researcher and the Academic Committee. Tutors must be attached to uc3m faculty with a proven research track record. Tutors are appointed upon approval of admission by the Academic Committee.

      Thesis advisor. Supervisor in charge of tracking the training progress of the Ph.D. candidate. Advisors are experts in the field of the Ph.D. candidate's research, not necessarily attached to uc3m faculty (if they are, they can also be appointed as tutors). Advisors are appointed within the first three months of the student's Ph.D. training period. A student may have more than one advisor.

      Specific training. Specific activities pertaining to the field of research of each Ph.D., designed to provide students with the knowleddge and opportunity for debate required for the development of their research work: seminars, meetings, conferences/dissertations, international research visits, etc.

      Research Skills training. Training activities oriented to the acquisition of skills common to all disciplines. All students are required to earn at least 6 credits (60 hours) throughout their doctoral training period. Enrollment on these courses is performed separately from their regular doctoral training.

      Complementary training. Maximum 40 ECTS credits. Training that the Academic Committee may deem necessary in their admission resoluction in order to complement the Ph.D. candidate's previous academic background. Enrollment on these credits will be required in addition to the student's regular doctoral training. These credits are usually earned during the first Ph.D. year. 

      Research plan. Document to be drafted within the first six months of Ph.D. training detailing the student’s research project to be subjected to annual evaluation every month of June. It must be approved by the tutor, the thesis advisor and the Academic Committee. This plan must be updated and submitted for review and evaluation purposes on a yearly basis.

      Ph.D. Activity report. A registration account of all training activities pertaining to the Ph.D. student's research. The tutor and thesis advisor must endorse these activities for them to be submitted to the Academic Committee for annual evaluation in June. 

      Student record. Academic details of every Ph.D. student as registered in uc3m databases, including activities and credits completed. This information is to be attached to the thesis in the final stages of defense approval.

      Academic transcript. Official document signed by the Head of Doctoral Studies certifying a student's academic record.

      Monitoring and assessment. Annual process by which the research progress and activities of a Ph.D. candidate are subjected to evaluation by the Academic Committee.

      Written Agreement. Document signed by all parties involved in a thesis research project (Ph.D. student, tutor, advisor/s, and Academic Committee) stating their roles and specific conditions pertaining to confidentiality agreements, copyright or use and distribution of research outcomes, where applicable, as well as conflict resolution procedures.

      Thesis public review. Procedure required to allow the academic community to review the student's thesis and issue comments and observations prior to the defense. The thesis is usually deposited at the university's intranet.

      Thesis defense. Academic event open to the public in which Ph.D. candidates defend their research work before a committee of experts in their field. The defense is followed by a question and answer session led by the defense committee in order for it to give their assessment.

      Defense committee. Committee consisting of three experts with proven track records of research in the field of the thesis, most of which must be based outside uc3m. The committee gives their assessment of the thesis and awards the cum laude distinction and the Outstanding Thesis Award candidacy, where applicable.

    • Itinerary
      Itinerario Estudiante de Doctorado
    • Contact
      Bienvenida Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

       

      • Getafe Campus Postgraduate Information Office:

                    Edificio Carmen Martín Gaite, Despacho 18.0.A15
                    Telf: 91 624 89 73
                    C/ Madrid, 126
                    28903 Getafe - Madrid

               email: getafe@postgrado.uc3m.es
    • Regulations
    • Quality

      GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT PH.D.

      Implantation Year: 2013-2014

      QUALITY ASSURANCE

      The Academic Committee of the Ph.D. complies with the SGIC of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid  . It is responsible for the quality analysis of the program and produces the Degree Reports ("Memoria Académica de Titulación").

      QUALITY INDICATORS

      • Ph.D. degree's indicators

      COMPLAINTS AND SUGGESTIONS