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Programme code: 3121

Regulations: RD 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Social and legal science

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Organised by:University Institute on Women Studies

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participating Universities:General Studies UV

Programme Coordinator:Dr Ana M. Aguado Higón

Places available for new students:10 plazas.

Aims: The objectives of the programme are: the systematic understanding of Gender Studies and the mastering of the research methods in the field; the accurate and critical knowledge of “gender and science” in the different branches of knowledge by promoting the awareness of the importance of including a gender perspective in research projects; the ability to contribute to the widening of the frontiers of knowledge by including gender perspectives; the ability to design projects that take gender into account and create more competitive proposals; ability to assess gender biases in research projects; to understand the importance of gender balance in university studies.

Description: The interest and relevancy of this Doctoral Programme is justified according to scientific, academic, social and legal and of equality policy. Academically, the closest antecedent of research training is found within the Master’s Degree in Genre and Equality Policy which is nowadays taught in the IUED. This Master’s Degree has a mixed nature: researcher and professional. The research pathway of the Master’s Degree is expressly designed for its continuity in the Doctoral Studies. Evidence of it are, on the one hand, the 16 ECTS credits devoted to the research technics and to the thereof introduction “Research Technics: Epistemological Options and Methodologies from a Feminist Viewpoint” (10 ECTS) and “Induction to Research” (6 ECTS). On the other hand, the elaboration of the Master’s Degree Final Project as a research work. However, from the professional pathway, and once having studied the research credits, you may accede to the Doctoral Programme. This way, gender-based research and its application to different spheres of knowledge is encouraged.

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