Doctoral Programme on Historical and Social Studies on Science, Medicine and Scientific Communication

In order to access the Doctoral Programme it is necessary to own an official University Master’s degree, or other of similar level, expeded by an institution within the European Higher Education Area. Also applicants who hold a degree obtained according to foreign educational systems, without the need of its accreditation, after verification by the university that it certifies a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish qualification of the Master’s Degree and which confers in the issuance country of the degree the access to doctoral
studies. This admission does not imply, in any case, the accreditation of the previous degree or its recognition for other purposes different to the access to Doctoral Studies.
“To access the Doctoral Programme it will be necessary to own a Spanish official qualification of Degree or an equivalent and a University Master’s Degree. Likewise, applicants under the following circumstances also can access:
a) To hold a Spanish university qualification or from other country of the European Higher Education Area, which gives access to the Master’s Degree, according to the provisions of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, 29 October, and they should have passed at least 300 credits of their official university studies, from which at least 60 have to be of Master’s studies.b)to hold an Undergraduate Degree whose duration, according to the rules of Community Law, is at least of 300 ECTS credits.
c) to hold a degree obtained according to foreign educational systems, without the need of its accreditation, after verification by the university that it certifies a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish qualification of the Master’s Degree and which confers in the issuance country of the degree the access to doctoral studies. This admission doesn’t not imply, in any case, the accreditation of the previous degree or its recognition for other purposes different to the access to Doctoral Studies.
e) To hold other Spanish Doctoral qualification obtained according to previous university regulations.”
According to the decision criteria adopted by the Academic Doctoral Committee:
a) Admitted students who have a university Master’s degree in the field of historical or science information and communication studies will have to take a complementary module of the Master’s Degree on History of the Science and Scientific Communication imparted by the same institutions which impart this doctoral programme.
a.1. Students with Master’s Degrees within the area fo historic studies will take “Introduction to Scientific Communication” (9 ECTS credits)
a.2. Students with master’s degrees on science information and communication will take “Introduction to Science’s History” (9 ECTS credits)
b) Students with any other Master’s degrees studies or postgraduate studies different to these will have to take the following complementary modules: Introduction to Science’s History” (9 ECTS credits) and “Introduction to Scientific Communication” (9 ECTS). These modules are described in the section “Bridging Courses”
A wide diffusion campaign on the doctoral programme, both in Spain and outside, specially in the Hispano-American scope, will take place via social networks, lists specialised in information diffusion, university publications, announcements and web sites of the institutions implied on the programme.

 

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