Escuela Internacional de Doctorado

Coordination

Mr. Antonio Irigoyen López
Faculty of Arts
adiri@um.es
Teléfono: +34 868 88 7776
Fax: +34 868 88 4857

General Information

Presentation

The PhD Programme in History, Geography and History of Art: Society, Territory and Heritage of the University of Murcia counts on a long tradition of prestigious doctorates in the Faculty of Arts. Its potential comes from the Bachelor's and Master's degrees taught by the four Departments involved in this programme. In recent years, this programme has experienced a significant increase of students, not only from the UMU itself, but also from other Spanish and foreign universities. Following the current trends and guidelines at the different levels of Higher Education, according to which the student must acquire relevant skills and abilities at each stage and in the branch of knowledge to which he belongs, the doctorate in this programme will aim to complete training in the field of research.

 

With our consolidated research groups, we also aim to contribute to generate knowledge with a high scientific impact. The members will therefore advice and guide the doctorate throughout a training process leading to the Doctoral Thesis and related publications.

In short, taking as a reference the Strategic Plan of Research of the University of Murcia, this programme has as main objectives:

-To promote the training of new researchers according to current international standards of quality in doctoral training.

-To promote the consolidation of quality research in the fields of Archeology, History, History of Art and Geography of the University of Murcia.

-To establish channels for the exchange of knowledge between teachers and students in national and international centers and universities, by means of general agreements and specific expert collaboration.

-To produce high quality publications, promoting the internationalization and the maximum scientific impact of our research groups.

Below you will find the complete programme guidelines as follows:

  • Research teams and lines
  • Training activities
  • Training complements
  • Access profile and admission criteria
  • Academic Committee
  • Quality Assurance
  • Grants and scholarships

 

Research teams and lines

   Research Team/Line No.1 Archeology and History. Thought, Culture and Heritage

   Research Team/Line No.2 Comparative History Studies: Social History, Political History, Regional History

   Research Team/Line No. 3 Art, Visual Culture and Heritage

   Research Team/Line No. 4. Transformation of Territory and Landscape

 

Research team/line No.1 Archeology and History. Thought, Culture and Heritage.

Lecturers:

PhD. García Cano, José Miguel

Professional status: associated lecturer

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. García Díaz, Isabel

Professional status: university lecturer

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. González Fernández, Rafael

Professional status: university lecturer

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Jiménez Alcázar, Juan Francisco

Professional status: university lecturer

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Martínez Martínez, María

Professional status: Catedrática de University

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Matilla Séiquer, Gonzalo

Professional status: contracted lecturer.

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Molina Gómez, José Antonio

Professional status: contracted lecturer Doctor

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Molina Molina, Ángel Luis

Professional status: Catedrático de University

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Noguera Celdrán, José Miguel

Professional status: Catedrático de University

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Perea Yébenes, Sabino

Professional status: university lecturer

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Ramallo Asensio, Sebastián Federico

Professional status: Professor

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Ros Sala, María Milagrosa

Professional status: university lecturer

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Eiroa Rodríguez, Jorge Alejandro

Professional status: university lecturer

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Martín Lerma, Ignacio

Professional status: Asociado

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

PhD. Fernández Díaz, Alicia

Professional status: university lecturer

University: University of Murcia. Department: Prehistory, Archeology, Ancient History, Medieval History and Historiographical Sciences and Techniques

 

Research team/line No. 2: Studies on Comparative History: Social History, Political History, Regional History

 

Lecturers:

PhD. Chacón Jiménez, Francisco

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Chaín Navarro, Celia

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department of Information and Documentation

 

PhD. Egea Bruno, Pedro María

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Garrido Caballero, María Magdalena

Professional status: contracted lecturer

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. González Martínez, Carmen

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Guillamón Álvarez, Francisco Javier

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Hernández Franco, Juan

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Irigoyen López, Antonio

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Nicolás Marín, Encarna

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Provencio Garrigos, Lucía

Professional status: contracted lecturer

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Roda Alcantud, Cristina

Professional status: contracted lecturer

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Ruiz Ibáñez, José Javier

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Sánchez Baena, Juan José

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

PhD. Vilar García, María José

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department of Modern, Contemporary and American History

 

Research team/line No. 3: Art, Visual Culture and Heritage

Lecturers:

PhD. García Avilés, Alejandro

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. Peña Velasco, Concepción de la

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. Cánovas Belchí, Joaquín

Professional status: professor.

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. Cerón Gómez, Juan Francisco

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. Cruz Sánchez, Pedro Alberto

Professional status: Contracted lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. González Martínez, Juan Miguel

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. Griñán Montealegre, María

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. Pérez Sánchez, Manuel

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. Rivas Carmona, Jesús

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. García López, David

Professional status: contracted lecturer.

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. García Pérez, Noelia

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. Hernández Navarro, Miguel Ángel

Professional status: contracted lecturer.

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

PhD. Vázquez Casillas, José Fernando

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: History of Art.

 

Research line No. 4: Transformation of the Territory and Landscape

Lecturers:

PhD. Alonso Sarria, Francisco

Professional status: university lecturer.

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Álvarez Rogel, Yolanda

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Belmonte Serrato, Francisco

Professional status: university lecturer.

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Conesa García, Carmelo

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Calvo García-Tornel, Francisco

Professional status: professor.

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Espejo Marín, Cayetano

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. García Lorenzo, Rafael

Professional status: Associated lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. García Marín, Ramón

Professional status: contracted lecturer.

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Gil Meseguer, Encarnación

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Gómez Espín, José María

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. López Bermúdez, Francisco

Professional status: professor.

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Molina Ruiz, José

Professional status: Associated lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Navarro Hervás, Francisca

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Pérez Cutillas, Pedro

Professional status: Associated lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Pérez Morales, Alfredo

Professional status: Contracted lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Romero Díaz, Asunción

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Serrano Martínez, José María

Professional status: professor

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Tudela Serrano, Mª Luz

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

PhD. Álvarez Rogel, Yolanda

Professional status: university lecturer

University of Murcia. Department: Geography

 

Training activities (Doctoral programme in History, Geography and History of Art: Society, Territory and Heritage)

Attached you will find the compulsory and optional training activities of the Doctorate Programme in "History, Geography and History of Art: Society, Territory and Heritage", including the expected schedule.

Activities

Complementary Training

The Commission will analyze the curricula of admitted students and, once the tutor/director’s recommendations have been heard, the Commission will inform individually and reasonably on the training complements the student should carry out and on the expected schedule to do so. Thus, enrolled students who  did not complete a minimum of 12 credits of introduction to research or of specific methodological subjects in their Master's degrees must complete a maximum of 12 credits of the Master’s in Territory and Landscape, to be chosen among the following subjects: Analysis and Management Tools or Research and Management of Historical-Artistic and Cultural Heritage.

Complementary training

Subject

Credits

 

   

1. Analysis and Modeling of Spatial Data

Analysis and Management tools. Master’s in Territory and Landscape:

3 ECTS

 

2. Territorial Applications of GIS. Documentary sources,  collection and application

Analysis and Management tools. Master’s in Territory and Landscape

6 ECTS

 

3. Techniques and methods of advanced research

Techniques and methods of advanced research. Master’s in Research and Management of Historic, Artistic and Cultural Heritage

6 ECTS

4. Research in History

 

Subject: Historical Research.  Master’s in Research and Management of Historic, Artistic and Cultural Heritage

6 ECTS

5. Application of Analysis Methodologies in socio-demographic studies

Application of Analysis Methodology in Sociodemographic studies. Master’s in Territory and Landscape: Analysis and Management Tools

3 ECTS

 

Please see below information on content, learning outcomes, activities and evaluation criteria for each training course:

Training complement 1

Name of Subject: Analysis and Modeling of Spatial Data (3 ECTS)

Degree: University Master’s Programme in Territory and Landscape: Analysis and Management Tools.

Language: Spanish

Type of Teaching: Face-to-face

Presentation

In line with the objectives of the master’s programme, this subject aims to consolidate the theoretical and especially practical basis necessary for modeling geographical data. These abstract representations of reality must be part of the knowledge acquired by the geographer in order to be able to simulate and predict different processes.

The use of geographic information systems allows to combine different techniques with the cartographic visualization, facilitating the analysis and the interpretation of results.

Conditions of access to the subject

Students are recommended to have a basic knowledge of office tools, geographic information systems and statistics, as well as a certain command of English so that they can access a wider bibliography.

Contents

  • Block 1: Sources of information. Nature and quality of data
  • Block 2: Digital terrain models
  • Block 3: Hydrological and hydraulic modeling
  • Block 4: Graphical and cartographic representation of results
  •  

Practices

  • Practice 1. Data entry: Related to Block 1 and Block 4 contents. Own data entry and access, integration and use of the geographic information available in WMS services

 

  • Practice 2. Descriptive analysis of information: Related to Block 2 and Block 4 contents. Basic statistics of data

 

  • Practice 3. Modeling: Related to Block 3 and Block 4 contents. Models applied to environmental systems

 

Teaching Methodology

 

Training activity

Methodology

Contact hours

Autonomous work

Workload

Theory

 

8

16

24

Practical lessons

 

16

32

48

Exam

 

3

3

 

 

 

Evaluation system

Assessed competence

Methods/tools

Criteria

Weight

1

Attendance and participation

Active participation in the classroom

5

3

Practice

- Clarity in the diagrams for the resolution of the practice.

- Structuring and systematisation

- Correct resolution of practical cases

45

4

Exam

- Practical and theorical knowledge of the subject
- Ideas and content structure
- Clarity and precision in answers

50

 

 

Training complement 2

Name of Subject: Territorial Applications of GIS. Documentary Sources. Collection and Application (6 ECTS)

Degree: Master's Degree in Territory and Landscape: Analysis and Management Tools

Language of instruction: Spanish

Type of Teaching: Face-to-face

 

Presentation

This course will provide the student with an updated review of documentary sources of territorial information, their origins and applicable legal regulations in each case; all this taking into consideration geographic, environmental, social and/or economic aspects.

In addition, a large number of practices will be carried out to show the student the applicability of Geographic Information Systems for land management.

 

 

Contents

  • Sectorial regulations for land and landscape use and management.
  • Collection and organization of geographic data for GIS treatment.
  • Development of territorial and environmental diagnoses.
  • Spatial analysis of geographic information with GIS tools.
  • Visualization, presentation and dissemination of geographic information.

 

Practices

Practice 1. Problem-based learning: Global

A practice will be carried out using a participatory methodology and GIS tools, by means of a problem-based learning in which the student will work in group and present the results to the whole class.

Practice 2. Case Study: Global

Each group will propose real cases for the application of different reviewed methodologies.

A methodology based on case studies that allows students to show their acquired critical knowledge on the application of sector legislation to the field of land and landscape management.

The students will also prove the acquired capacities to carry out environmental diagnoses and to design, manage and validate the applied methodologies. The results will be presented by groups in a final document.

 

 

Teaching Methodology

Training activity

Methodology

Contact hours

Autonomous work

Workload

 

Introduction to the subject

 

2

0

2

 

Theoretical presentation

Lectures

16

30

46

 

 

Problem-based learning

 

 

Methodology based on the study of real cases, presented to students to analyze the application of the different methodologies and the impact of sectoral legislation on the activity development.

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

32

 

 

 

 

 

44

 

Case-study

 

The students will be proposed different cases to conduct territorial studies taking into account both national, sectoral and local legislation.

 

14

 

40

 

54

 

Exams

 

 

4

 

0

 

4

 

 

 

Evaluation system:

Assessed competence

Method

Criteria

Weight

All

Written test

Basic theoretical knowledge on the subject taught in the classroom.

55

All

Practice 1. Study of real case

 

- A portfolio will be prepared with a presentation of practices carried out in the computer classroom.

- Both the content and the paper presentation (formal aspects: title, index, bibliography, etc.) will be weighted. A document with aspects to be assessed will be delivered.

20

All

 

Practice 2.

Case-study

Portfolio

 

- A portfolio will be prepared with a presentation of the practices carried out in the computer classroom.

Both the content and the paper presentation of the document (formal aspects: title, index, bibliography, etc.) will be evaluated. A document will be delivered with aspects to be assessed.

25

 

Training complement 3

Name of Subject: Techniques and Methods of Advanced Research (6 ECTS)

Degree: Master's Degree in Research and Management of Historical-Artistic and Cultural Heritage

Language of instruction: Spanish

Type of Teaching: Face-to-face

 

Presentation

A key subject for the theoretical and professional training of Graduates, for research, analysis and interpretation of works of art and for the management of Heritage. The subject aims to provide the student with conceptual key knowledge for analysing and studying the artistic and cultural heritage, the models, the approaches and methods, the conceptual and theoretical assessment, research techniques and use of ICTs.

Block 1: What and how to research

  • What to research on History of Art and Heritage
  • How to research on History of Art and Heritage

Block 2: ICTs and documentation

  • How to write about History of Art and Heritage
  • ICTs and documentation in History of Art and Heritage
  • Technical Spelling

 

Practices

Practice 1.  Practical preparation of a Scrivener project.

Practice 2. Comprehensive analysis and summary of texts and documents. Search, reading, comprehensive analysis and summary of a chosen text (Practices in Library).

Practice 3. Data collection and organization of information. Data collection and organization of information. Hypothesis formulation. (Practices in the classroom)

Practice 4. Write and edit an academic text. Comment and quote: technical spelling. (Practices in the classroom)

Practice 5. Bibliographical sources, encyclopedias and dictionaries. Searches for bibliographical catalogues, encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Practice 6. Databases and Internet. Searches in databases and practices on internet.

 

Teaching Methodology

Training activity

Methodology

Face-to-face hours

Autonomous work

Workload

THEORETICAL LESSOS

Theoretical lessons. Sessions of face-to-face theoretical teaching. Student’s attendance and participation will be assessed.

18

54

72

PRACTICAL LESSOS

The student will be requested an active participation both in the tasks performed in the classroom (debates, presentation of results, etc.) and in other activities outside the classroom for the analysis and the direct contact with sources and documents.

12

40

52

TUTORSHIP

Guidance and research proposals with recommended bibliography.

6

8

14

 

 

EVALUATION OR EXAM

 

2

10

12

 

Evaluation system

Assessed competence

Method/Tool

Evaluation criteria

Weight

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Attendance checklist

Attendance and participation in the classroom

20

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Portfolio

- Inclusion and evaluation of all activities

- Clarity of presentation

- Structuring and systematization

- Originality and creativity

- Critical and self-critical capacity

- Capacity for analysis and synthesis

- Integration of bibliography

20

2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 1

Carry out supervised work or case studies and

Theoretical-practical test

Presentation of the work

- Inclusion of all agreed points

- Development of a content index

- Command and accuracy in formulation

- Structuring and systematization

- Coherence between the elements

- Capacity for analysis and synthesis

- Integration of bibliography

- Mastery of the subject

- Accuracy in answers

- Clarity of presentations

- Structuring ideas

- Critical spirit in presenting contents

- Planning and organization of time

60

 

 

Training complement 4:

This training complement corresponds to the subject Historical Research (6 ECTS) of the Master in Research and Management of Historical-Artistic and Cultural Heritage, and consists of two subjects:

  • Sources for History: epistemology and analysis of documents (3 ECTS).
  • Methods and Techniques of Research (3 ECTS).

 

Content

  • The logic of research in social and human sciences.
  • Theory and trends in History and Archeology.
  • Epistemological foundations of historical knowledge.
  • Basic concepts of historical analysis.
  • Explanation and understanding of the historical process: economic, social, political and cultural changes.
  • Methodologies and techniques for the analysis of the material and immaterial culture.
  • Research projects applied to History and Historical Heritage.
  • Basic sources for historical research and knowledge of heritage.
  • Analysis and interpretation of digital and audiovisual media.
  • An original scientific work.

 

 

Teaching methodology

  • Theoretical activities.
  • Class sessions with the teacher
  • Exhibition Activities
  • Practical classroom activities
  • Seminars

 

  • Tutorials
  • Group Tutorials
  • Individual Tutorials

 

Evaluation system

Instrument

Weighting

 

Follow up of student’s work

10-20%

 

Written work

30-70%

 

Oral presentation

10-20%

 

 

 

Complementary training 5

Name of Subject: Application of Analysis Methodologies in Socio-demographic Studies (3 ECTS)

Degree: Master's Degree in Territory and Landscape: Analysis and Management Tools

Language of instruction: Spanish

Type of Teaching: Face-to-face

 

Presentation

The different socio-demographic trends and phenomena related to population growth, population aging, migratory flows, economic activity and other variables have awaken great interest and the study of them has become a key tool for both scientific research and professional practice. The subject aims to achieve the following objectives:

  • Provide the keys to interpretation of demographic phenomena.
  • To reveal the interrelations between geo-demographic phenomena and economic, social and cultural processes.
  • Training for the critical analysis of current geo-demographic situations and processes.

 

Content

Block 1: Sociologies of space

     The social construction of space

     The processes and factors of space construction from a historical perspective.

 

Block 2: Socio-demographic sources for the analysis of territorial demography

     Documentary sources and resources. Historical and current resources

     Current and prospective socio-demographic and territorial processes

 

Block 3: Socio-demographic indicators

Socio-demographic structures

Socio-demographic dynamics

 

Practices

Practice 1. Analysis and reflection about documents on social space: Global

Practice 2. Analysis and interpretation of socio-demographic paths: Global

Practice 3. Collection and treatment of socio-demographic statistical information: Global

 

 

Teaching methodology

Training activity

Face to face hours

Student's autonomous work

workload

1. Theory lessons: presentation in the computer classroom of key concepts and sources.

12

18

30

2. In-class practice

10

15

25

5. Continuous and final evaluation

2

18

20

Evaluation system:

Methods/Tools

Evaluation criteria

Weight

Oral and written presentation

Presentation of key concepts and sources

25

 

Practice:

 

Individual work

 

25

 

Personal work

 

 

50

 

Access profile and admission requirements

 

Access requirements

According to the national regulation and to the internal rules at the University of Murcia (Rector Resolution 42/2012, of 6 February and Decree 99/2011) access to doctoral programmes is subjet to the following requirements:

1. For a candidate to access any doctoral programme at the University of Murcia, it is necessary that he/she is in the possession of an official Bacherlor’s degree or equivalent and Master’s degree.

2. In addition, students who are in any of the following cases may also access:

a. Have an official Spanish university degree, or of another country belonging to the European Higher Education Area, giving access to a Master’s programme and have passed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits of official university studies, of which, at least 60, must be at Master's level.

b. Have an official Spanish Graduate Diploma, whose duration, according to the rules of the EU law, is at least 300 ECTS credits. These graduates must compulsorily complete the training supplements referred to in article 7.2 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, unless the syllabus of the corresponding degree includes credits in research training that are equivalent in training value to research credits in master's programmes.

c. University graduates who, after obtaining a training place in the corresponding test to access specialized health training, have successfully passed at least two years of training in a programme to obtain the official title of one of the specialties in Health Sciences.

d. Have a diploma obtained in accordance with foreign educational systems –no need to have it officially recognised, after the General Doctorate Committee has verified that this certificate accredits a training level equivalent to that of the official Spanish Master's degree and giving access to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. This admission does not imply, in any case, nor the official recognition of student’s previous degrees nor its recognition for purposes others than accessing doctoral education.

C. To be in the possession of another Spanish title of doctor obtained according to previous university regulations.

 

Admission profile

Students will be able to access the Doctoral Programme in History Geography and/or History of Art, whenever they have an official qualification scientifically related to the Program. Thus, it is required to have obtained an official Master's Degree in History of Art, Geography, History, Cultural Heritage, Humanities or any foreign equivalent, once the training level required for access is duly verified. Occasionally, the admission of graduates from other branches will be considered, in the light of their scientific relationship with the program. However, students with Master's degrees, current or new, in the areas and departments of the University of Murcia involved in this PhD will always have a particular priority.

Good knowledge of Spanish is required, besides a B2 level of English. Likewise, the knowledge of any other language will be highly valud, as long as it can be officially accredited.

Admission Criteria

1. Notwithstanding the provisions in article 7 of Royal Decree 99/2011, January 28, the selection and admission to the doctoral program is subject to the following rules:

a. The selection will be made by the Academic Commission of the PhD program. The selection by the Academic Committee will be based on the following criteria:

·An assessment of the academic curriculum.

·An assessment of particularly relevant or significant merit related to the doctoral program.

·Any other criterion or procedure previously stated and argued that, in the opinion of the academic committee, allows to verify the suitability of the applicant to enroll in the programme. Of these, the following is mandatory:

-To have one of the official masters’s recognized by the Academic Commission.

-Coherence of the research topic and methodology proposed by the student and the director with the research lines of this PhD program.

-Explicit commitment of the student to carry out the courses and activities or training proposals that are indicated by the commission and that will appear individually specified in the provisional list of admitted.

b.Resolutions on admission to a doctoral program will be issued by the rector on the proposal of the programme academic committee, notwithstanding the competence or signature delegations to the deans or directors of centers and doctoral schools.

2.Admission to a doctoral programme may require the student to attend specific training supplements, as described in the section of training complements. For the purposes of public prices and the granting of scholarships and study grants, these training supplements will be considered doctoral level training.

3.The lists of admitted candidates to the doctoral program will be published in the TOUM (official notice board of the University of Murcia). Other means of publicity might be established by resolution of the rector too.

4.All provisions held in the regulations and instructions of admission and registration approved by the University of Murcia each academic year will apply to the admission procedure.

5.In the case of students with special educational needs deriving from disability, the selection and admission systems and procedures must include appropriate support and counseling services in order to assess the need for possible curricular adaptations, itineraries or alternative studies.

For admission, the following scale will be taken into account:

·Average academic record: up to 50%. It will be applied proportionally to the average.

·Coming from official Masters in the areas of History, Geography and/or Art History: 20%.

·Other studies related to the doctoral programme: up to 10% applied proportionally if they are Bachelor’s degree or master's degree studies.

·Other merits: Up to 20%. Among them:

-Publications (journals: 0'25, books: 0'50). Maximum: 5 points.

-Courses from 30 hours (0'1 point). Maximum: 2 points.

-Presentations in conferences (0'1 point). Maximum: 1 point.

-Be a Research Fellow in any official call: 5 points.

-Collaboration scholarship in the last course: 0'50 points.

-Officially accredited language proficiency (in addition to English). Up to 1 point per level.

-Computer skills. Up to 0.50

If necessary and so considered convenient by the committee, interviews with the applicants may be carried out with the objective of assessing the interest, training and / or professional expectations, as well as other skills (up to 1 point)

Number of places offered: 25

Regulation and oral defense of doctoral thesis

All Regulations governing the official teaching of Doctoral Programmes (approved by the Governing Board on the 27 January 2012 and amended by the Governing Board on the 26 July 2013) can be found in Spanish on: http://www.um.es/web/vic-estudios/contenido/doctorados/tesis

 

Academic Committee

Coordination:

    PhD. Antonio Irigoyen López

Secretary:

    PhD. Ramón García Marín

Members:

    PhD. Francisco Belmonte Serrato

    PhD. Francisco Chacón Jiménez

    PhD. Alejandro García Avilés

    PhD. Rafael González Fernández

    PhD. Joaquín Tomás Cánovas Belchi

    PhD. Mª. Milagros Ros Sala

 

Representative of the International School of Doctoral Studies of the University of Murcia:

 

    PhD. Gregorio Sánchez Gómez

 

Quality Assurance System

The system of quality assurance of our doctoral programmes is based on the collection of information on key aspects of the programme development and a deep analysis thereof that allows us to reach appropriate conclusions, face possible deviations and assess and apply proposals for improvement. This analysis is the cornerstone of the system and it is therefore essential that all relevant information is appropriately written down in the minutes issued by the Quality Assurance Committee of the programme (section 3).

The doctoral programmes are implemented according to a previous planning laid down in the Report for verification. From this planning implementation the Committee receives the input for analysis as it is explained in the previous paragraph.

Scholarships and grants

If you have Spanish nationality or your permanent residence is in Spain, please visit the following site.

http://www.um.es/web/eidum/contenido/estudios/doctorados/artes/becas

If you are a foreigner, please visit our Service of International Relations and try one of our exchange programmes or just contact the Office of International Relations for further informa