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Doctoral Programme in Contemporary History

According to the Royal Decree 99/2011, 28 January, which regulates the official doctoral studies, it will be necessary to hold the Spanish qualifications of Undergraduate Degree, or equivalent, and of University Master’s Degree.
However, those students who are under these circumstances will access to the Doctoral Studies:
a) Holding 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 article 16 of the
Royal Decree 1393/2007, 29 October, which establish the organisation of official university studies and having passed at least 300 credits of their
official university studies, from which at least 60 have to be of Master’s studies.
b) Holding an Undergraduate Degree whose duration, whose duration, according to the rules of Community Law, is at least of 300 ECTS credits. These graduate students must compulsory
take the supplementary training, unless the curriculum of the degree includes credits in research training, equivalent as for training value to the credits in research proceeding from the Master’s Degree studies.
c) Holding a university certificate, after obtaining a training place in the corresponding entry test for specific health training, have passed with a positive assessment at least two training years
of a programme for obtaining the official certificate of any of the specialisations in Health Sciences.
d) Holding 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) Holding other Spanish Doctoral qualification obtained according to previous university regulations.

In order to be admitted in the Doctoral Programme in Contemporary History, the candidate must submit, with the application attached a complete CV and a brief declaration (a page as maximum) where the
reasons why they want to enter the programme, their expectations, the research lines of interest and the topic of the doctoral thesis.
The applicant will attach reference letters of prestigious researchers to the application form. Those candidates who apply for study in the part-time programme should add to the inner part of the application form that they agree with the reasons that made them opt for this modality. To admit their application form, the Academic Committee may ask them to documentary evidence the acquired reasons.