Doctoral Degree in History, Art History and Geography (THAG): 2016-17


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Candidate profile and admission requirements

The recommended entry profile is that of graduates or graduates who are in any of the situations referred to in Article 6 and the second additional provision of Royal Decree 99/2011 of January 28 which have skills and knowledge in one of the main research lines involved in the PhD program.

To access in a UIB doctorate you must have completed a total of 300 credits ECTS (60 of which must be on an official university master's degree course).

Also can access to the doctorate, without holding an official university masters's degree, the candidates that have obtained the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DEA), regulated by the Royal Decree 778/1998, of 30 April, or the Sufficiency Researcher, regulated by the Royal Decree 185/1985, or that hold a title of a bachelor's degree of 300 credits ECTS according to the European regulation.  Besides this, each Doctoral Programme, may establish specific admission requirements .

Admissions (Pre-Registration) : This is the process in which the student applies for admission into the desired University programme. During this process, available places are allotted according to the admissions process and the marks obtained by each applicant. Pre-registration is open throughout the year.

The academic commission of the doctoral program will carry out the final admission of PhD students.

Specialist and Cross-cutting Training Activities

Cross-Training activities planned for the first semester and second semester:

  • Communication skills in English: Written and Oral expression (Module I).
  • Communication skills in English: Written and Oral expression (Module II).
  • Bibliographic search techniques
  • Ethics and integrity in scientific research.
  • Models of technology transfer
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Research seminars (30 h along the three academic years).
  • To give research seminars (one each academic year).
  • Tutorials (90 h, distributed more or less evenly over the three academic years).
  • Preparation and presentation of a scientific communication (2nd or 3rd academic year).
  • Preparation and writing of a scientific paper to be published in a journal indexed in the JCR (2nd or 3rd academic year).
  • Research stay in another research center (2nd or 3rd academic year).
  • Seminars taught by doctoral students.
  • Preparation of scientific reports
  • Research stay at another center

Tutorial Plan

The academic committee of the Doctoral Programme will assign a tutor to the applicant (once he or she is admitted). The tutor will be a doctor with accredited research experience and involved in the doctoral programme. Within six months from the first enrolment, the academic committee of the doctorate will assign to every student a thesis supervisor, which may or may not be the same as the tutor.

The direction and supervision of training activities and the doctoral thesis conform the
" Procedures for doctorates of UIB (RD99/2011) "

Academic Committee Members

Coordinator  José Juan Vidal
Secretary  Miquel Grimalt Gelabert
Member   Sebastiana María Sabater Rebassa
Member   Sebastià Serra Busquets

General Objectives

Doctoral studies aim to provide advanced education to students in research techniques, and. They include the development and presentation of a corresponding doctorate thesis that consists of original work in research.

Doctoral studies aim to provide students with advanced training in research techniques. Usual activities in these studies could incorporate courses, seminars, or other activities directed at education in research. This also involves the preparation and presentation of a doctoral thesis, which needs to be an original work of research. Specific objectives of the Doctoral Programmes of the Balearic Islands University are: to train researchers and form research teams to successfully address current societal challenges making use of new sciences, techniques and methodologies; to promote the training of the teaching faculty, and to perfect professional, scientific, technical and artistic development of postgraduates.

Research Areas

  1. General History (Area Prehistory Antigua and Old History, Medieval History, Modern Contemporary and History) and History of Art.
  2. Territory, Media and Society: Area of Geography.

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