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The Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences from the University of Valencia aims to train researchers in various fields of study in the social sciences; students should be able to autonomously build new scientific knowledge in these fields with the most effective application of the information and methodological resources available. The main objective is to expand the collective knowledge about the organisation and functioning of society, both in its basic and applied dimensions. The competences that the doctoral program aims to achieve when training PhD students are the following: the systematic understanding of a field of study and the complete knowledge of the research skills and methods related to that field; the ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial process of research or creation; the ability to contribute to the expansion of knowledge frontiers through original research; the ability to perform a critical analysis and an evaluation and synthesis one of new and complex ideas; the ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general about their knowledge fields in the ways and languages ​​commonly used in their international scientific community; the ability to foster, in academic and professional contexts, scientific, technological, social, artistic or cultural advancement within a knowledge-based society.