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Programme code: 3123

Regulations: RD 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Social and legal science

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Organised by:Faculty of law

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participating Universities:University of Valencia General Study

Programme Coordinator:Dr José María Goerlich Peset

Places available for new students:50 places

Aims: The aim of the programme is the writing and defence of a doctoral thesis. The doctorate in studies in Law, Political Science and Criminology must provide an extensive professional training in various fields, especially in those that require creativity and innovation. It shall provide skills to cope with contexts with little specific information, to find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem, to design, create, develop and launch new and innovative projects, etc. The doctoral studies shall guarantee the acquisition of the basic competences established in the Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education.

Description: The doctoral programme “Law, political Science and criminology" will be the only of general nature to provide the Faculty of Law of the University of Valencia, a centre studying more than 6,000 undergraduate students and about 500 postgraduate or official master’s degree. Its scientific and academic interest is reflected in its teaching staff and collaborations, as there are dozens of R&D&I projects within the scientific and research offer of the programme, hundreds of professors encompassed by numerous research teams, a very unusual nationwide published scientific work, and also a very large number of doctoral theses read and ranked with the highest score on the most diverse subjects in the world of Law. All these factors determine the need for its implementation so that the Faculty can progress in coordinating their efforts in the field of research, a task that began in 2007 with the first centralised nature programme.

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