Escuela Internacional de Doctorado

Coordination

Dr. Carmen Sánchez Trigueros
Faculty of Law
E-mail: carmenst@um.es
Tel.: +34 868 88 3093
 
 

Doctoral programme in Society, Development and Labour Relations

 

Presentation

This programme, with a research/academic profile, aims at training doctors and providing them with the necessary skills for an appropriate development of their future academic and professional careers. The objective of the programme is to provide new doctors with high-level technical-scientific and critical skills which allow them to formulate and develop quality research proposals with international impact. To this end, the programme counts on the participation of teaching and research staff from different areas of knowledge in different social and legal sciences (Sociology, Law, Economics, Labour Sciences, etc.) and with a selection of valuable research lines to train quality researchers.
The interest of this programme is threefold: socioeconomic, academic-scientific and professional. On the one hand, science and technology parks in the Region of Murcia are highly demanded by researchers interested in the analysis and solution of problems from a socioeconomic and legal perspective applied to the labour world and to socioeconomic development and well-being. In addition, the programme is a third cycle study programme that offers research and scientific training to graduates in a large number of degrees (Sociology, Labour Relations, Law, Economics, Social Work, degrees in the field of Education, Administration and Business Management, Psychology, Medicine and Engineering, among others). From a scientific perspective, the programme brings together different disciplines that address social processes, socio-economic development and the worlds of work and cooperation; it aims at contributing to the theoretical and empirical knowledge of our complex social reality. In addition, this doctoral programme opens a relevant door increasingly demanded by professionals in sectors related to Sociology, Labour Law, Labour Relations and Occupational Hazards Prevention (technicians in prevention), Socioeconomic Development and Cooperation (labour counselors, equality and local development agents, experts in international cooperation).
Given the origins of the programme (built upon the doctoral programme in Development and International Cooperation and the doctoral programme in Labour Sciences, of the Faculties of Economics and Labour Science respectively), the range of potential students is wide, attracting students from different Master's in Social and Legal Sciences. However, the most related programmes are, on the one hand, those taught at the Faculty of Economics and Business, including the Master in Applied Sociology and the Master in Economic Development and Cooperation and, on the other hand, those taught at the Faculty of Labour Sciences, including the Master in Local Development and Employment, the Master in Occupational Hazards Prevention, the Master in Guidance and Labour Intermediation and the Master in Management and Human Resources Management.
 

Programme Guidelines

 

Research teams and research lines

 

Team/Research line nº 1: Analysis of social processes, territorial development and cooperation.

 
This line focuses on five topics on social reality that are considered particularly relevant:
· Demographic processes, family structures and gender relations.
· Transformations at work.
· Changes in politics and citizenship.
· Territorial inequality.
· International cooperation.
 
Teachers and researchers:
 
Dr. Sánchez Vera, Pedro
Position: Professor
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy
 
Dr. Frutos Balibrea, Mª Dolores
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy.
 
Dr. Pedreño Cánovas, Andrés
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy.
 
Dr. Pérez Pérez, Carmina
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy.
 
Dr. Ortiz García, Pilar
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy
 
Dr. Olaz Capitán, Ángel
Position: Lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy
 
Dr. Solano Lucas, Juan Carlos
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy
 
Dr. Ortín García, Juan
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy
 
Dr. Hernández Pedreño, Manuel
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy
 
Dr. Brändle Señán, Gaspar
Position: Lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy
 
Dr. Sánchez Alcázar, Eugenio
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Applied Economics.
 
Dr. Riquelme Perea, Prudencio José
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Applied Economics.
 
Dr. Maeso Fernández, Francisco
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Applied Economics.
 
Dr. Manzanares Martínez, Domingo A.
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Applied Economics.
 
Dr. Martínez Carrasco, Federico
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Applied Economics.
 
Dr. Moraes Mena, Natalia
Position: Lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy.
 
Dr. Pérez de Perceval Verde, Miguel Ángel
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Applied Economics.
 
Dr. Pastor Seller, Enrique
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Work.
 

Team/Research Line No. 2: Legal framework of labour relations and occupational hazards prevention

 
This line covers the legal aspects of labour relations and the legal regulation of occupational health and safety:
  •     Management of labour market and collective bargaining
  •     Legal status of trade unions
  •     Gender and ethnicity in the world of work
  •     Labour Procedure Law
  •     Social Security System and Employment Law
 
Teachers and researchers:
 
Dr. Camera Botía, Alberto
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Cavas Martínez, Faustino
Position: Professor
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Ferrando García, Francisca
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. García Romero, Belén
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Gómez Manresa, Fuensanta
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Administrative Law.
 
Dr. López Aniorte, María del Carmen
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia.Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Luján Alcaraz, José
Position: Professor
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Portillo Navarro, María José
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Public Finance and Public Sector Economy
 
Dr. Rodríguez Iniesta, Guillermo
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Sánchez Trigueros, Carmen
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Selma Penalva, Alejandra
Position: Senior lecturer 
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Sánchez Ruiz, Mercedes
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Private Law.
 
Dr. Falcón Romero, María
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Health Sciences.
 
Dr. González Díaz, Francisco Antonio
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Fernández Collados, Belén
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Labour and Social Security Law.
 
Dr. Luna Maldonado, Aurelio
Position: Professor
University of Murcia. Department: Health Sciences.
 
Dr. Meseguer de Pedro, Mariano
Position: Lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Psychiatry and Social Psychology.
 
Dr. Miguel Hernández, Beatriz
Polytechnic University of Cartagena. Department: Chemistry.
 
Dr. Soler Sánchez, María Isabel
Position: Lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Psychiatry and Social Psychology.
 
Dr. García Izquierdo, Mariano
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Psychiatry and Social Psychology.
 
Dr. Sánchez Mora, María Isabel
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology and Social Policy.
 
Dr. García Escribano, Juan José
Position: Senior lecturer
University of Murcia. Department: Sociology.
 
External collaborators 
 
Dr. Estay Reyno, Jaime
Coordinator of the Doctoral Programme in Political Economy of Development (CEDES)
CEDES, Benemérita Universidad de Puebla (BUAPS)
 
Dr. Ornelas, Jaime
Senior lecturer. Doctoral Programme in Political Economy of Development (CEDES)
CEDES, Benemérita Universidad de Puebla (BUAPS
 
Dr. Castorena Davis, Lorella
Senior lecturer. Interdisciplinary Area of ​​Social Sciences and Humanities. Dept. of Political Science and Public Administration. Expert in Gender Sociology and Environment.
Autonomous University of Baja California Sur
 
Dr. Montes de Oca Zavala, Verónica Zenaida
Senior lecturer. Doctoral programme in Political Economy of Development (CEDES)
National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM)
 
Dr. Riella, Alberto
Member of the National System of Researchers, General Coordinator of the Territorial Development and Regional Integration Network (ReDeTIR). Founder of the Regional Studies Unit of the Northern Region. Expertise: Quality of rural employment, social stratification and social inequalities, rural development and new ruralities, territory and social inequalities.
University of the Republic (UdeLar) Uruguay
 
Dr. Marcelo de la Cuadra, Fernando
Senior lecturer of Social Sciences. Expert in rural development and conflicts
Federal University of Ceará (Brazil)
 
Dr. García, Marie Carmen
Senior lecturer at the Faculty of Anthropology and Sociology- Department of Sociology. Expert in Gender Sociology
University of Lyon 2 (France)
 
Dr. Waiter, Luis
Senior lecturer. Department of Theory, Methodology and Social Change.
Expert in methods applied to the fields of migration studies, rural sociology and environment.
National University of Distance Education
 
Dr. García de Cortázar y Nebreda, María Luisa
Senior lecturer. Department of Theory, Methodology and Social Change.
Expert in methods applied to the field of migration studies, sociology of education and gender
National University of Distance Education
 
Dr. Consuelo del Val Cid 
Senior lecturer. Department of Theory, Methodology and Social Change.
Expert in methods applied to the field of gender studies, sociology of education and sociology of communication
National University of Distance Education
 
Dr. San Román, Sonsoles
Senior lecturer. Department of Sociology. Expert in Sociology of Education
Autonomous University of Madrid
 
Dr. Sotillos Lorenzo, José Ángel
Senior lecturer. Dept. of Public International Law and International Relations. Faculty of Political Science and Sociology. Expert in International Cooperation.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
 

Training Actions

 
ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DOCTORAL STUDIES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MURCIA.
 
-ELECTRONIC RESOURCES. BIBLIOGRAPHIC MANAGERS
Type: Compulsory
 
- METHODOLOGY OF RESEARCH: SOCIAL AND LEGAL SCIENCES
Type: Compulsory
 
- SCIENTIFIC COMMUNICATION: DRAFTING AND PUBLICATION OF SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES. PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF SCIENTIFIC RESULTS
Type: Compulsory
 
SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES OF THE PROGRAMME
 
- RESEARCH SEMINAR (I)
Type: Compulsory
 
- RESEARCH SEMINAR (II)
Type: Compulsory
 
- MOBILITY: RESEARCH SEMINAR IN OTHER UNIVERSITIES/ASSISTANCE TO SPECIALIZED CONFERENCES
Type: Compulsory
 
- MOBILITY: PRE-DOCTORAL STAY
Type: Optional
 
 

Complementary training 

 
Students admitted with access profile no. 1 (please see below “Admission Criteria”) will not have to receive any additional training, while those admitted with access profile no. 2 will compulsorily take at least 12 credits in methodology/technical subjects offered by the UMU in the following master's degrees: Economic Development and International Cooperation; Local development and Employment; Gender and equality; Government, Administration and Public Policies; Orientation and Labour Intermediation; Occupational Hazards Prevention; Human Resources; Applied Sociology: Social dynamic realities. In any case, the Academic Commission will advise each particular doctoral student on the subjects to be attended.
 

Access profile and admission requirements.

Access requirements

 
According to our national regulations 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 subject 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 be admitted:
 
a. Have an official Spanish university degree, or from another country belonging to the European Higher Education Area, giving access to a Master’s programme and have 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 EU laws, 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 which are equivalent to those offered 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 expertise 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 Commission has verified that this certificate accredits a training level equivalent to that of official Spanish Master's degrees and gives access to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. This admission does not imply, in any case, either the official recognition of student’s previous degrees or its recognition for purposes other than accessing doctoral education.
 
e. To be in the possession of another Spanish title of doctor obtained according to previous university regulations.
Access profile
 
Notwithstanding the provisions of art. 7 of Royal Decree 99/2011, of January 28, the selection and admission to the Doctoral Programme in 'Society, Development and Labour Relations' will be carried out by the Academic Commission of the programme.
In assessing the admission criteria, the Commission will apply the following scale (each item valued from 0 to 10 points). The final weighting of each section will be as follows:
 
  • Academic record obtained in the Bachelor’s degree (50%).
  • Academic record obtained in the Master’s degree (20%).
  • Accredited knowledge of English and/or French (spoken and written) (10%).
  • Endorsement letter signed by teachers of the candidate’s previous studies and by coordinators of the master’s degree giving access to the programme (10%).
  • Interest in completing the programme. All registered applications must include a brief memory (800 words maximum) or audiovisual support setting forth the candidate’s reasons and interest in joining the programme, and giving proof of the knowledge on the subject matter (10%). The criteria for evaluating this interest will be: consistency of written memory, knowledge of the field of studies and interest and affinity in relation to the programme lines of work.
In the point "Academic record obtained in the Master’s degree", the student must reach at least 8 points. In any case, the weighted final score must be higher than 5 out of 10.
In case of a tie, and in order to guarantee the maximum benefit of the programme, the Academic Commission will finally solve the selection process taking into account the following merits of special relevance in relation to the doctoral programme:
 
  • Training and experience in research methodology and data analysis.
  • Participation in conferences and research activities in areas related to the programme.
 
Applicants can be called for a personal interview before the final resolution is issued, in case of a tie and/or when further clarification is needed on claimed merits, and  if deemed convenient by the Academic Commission.
Under the provisions of art. 5 of the University of Murcia Regulations on Doctoral Studies (R-42/2012) and accordingly with the provisions held in the Regulation of Progress and Permanence (R-429/2011) of October 23, part-time doctoral studies may be carried out.
Access and integration in all aspects of the programme will be guaranteed to students with special educational needs derived from physical, sensory and intellectual disabilities. Through the Support Unit for Students with Disabilities and/or Special Needs, whenever it applies and prior accreditation of the situation of need, the University of Murcia will promote the necessary adjustments and provide the appropriate resources for each particular situation.
 

Admission criteria

Students applying for the Doctoral Programme in 'Society, Development and Labour Relations', must have one of the following bachelor’s degrees or equivalent: Labour Relations and Human Resources, Sociology and Political Sciences, Law, Political Sciences and Public Management, Business Administration and Management, Economics, Social Work or any other similar degree in terms of training.
 
Depending on the candidate’s postgraduate studies, two access profiles are distinguished:
 
Profile number 1:
Students who have completed one of the following master's degrees or their equivalents in other universities: Economic Development and International Cooperation; Local development and Employment; Gender and equality; Government, Administration and Public Policies; Orientation and Labour Intermediation; Prevention of occupational hazards; Human Resources; Applied Sociology: Social dynamic realities.
 
Profile number 2:
Students with other professional master’s degrees including the acquisition of specific competences related to the objectives of this doctoral programme. For students who request admission with this profile, training complements will be considered on an individual basis.
In both cases, competences to be acquired will be considered in view of the student’s previous qualifications for access. Tuition will be in Spanish.
Number of places offered: 30
 

Regulations and oral defense of doctoral theses 

 
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 Commission 

 
Coordinator:
 
    Dr. Carmen Sánchez Trigueros
 
Full members
Dr. Juan José García Escribano
Dr. Francisco A. González Díaz
Dr. María del Carmen López Aniorte
Dr. Francisco Maeso Fernández
Dr. Pilar Ortíz García
Dr. Prudencio José Riquelme Perea
Dr. José Luján Alcaraz
 
Deputy members:
 
    Dr. Domingo Antonio Manzanares Martínez
    Dr. Alejandra Selma Penalva
 
Representative of the International School of Doctoral Studies:
 
    Dr. Gregorio Sánchez Gómez