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The Doctorate program in Security and Risk and Conflict Analysis arises in a scientific, economic and social context as a consequence of the need to provide an adequate multidimensional response to some of the most relevant problems of contemporary societies, which is security, in its many facets, as well as the analysis of the risks that can generate conflicts, and of the conflicts themselves, both national and international.
The criteria to access the PhD program have been detailed in the previous section, and are those established by the law for this purpose. Therefore, any candidate who meets these criteria would have legal access to the program.
However, for people who meet these general access requirements set forth in current legislation for doctoral studies in Spain, the recommended priority profile for entering this PhD program is a graduate of a degree in the area of Security and Defense, Law, International Relations and Political Science and Administration and other graduates with postgraduate training in degrees related to these, who has also completed a master's degree whose structure contains at least 16 ECTS credits in matters related to research, including the Final Research Project. In relation to master's degrees, particular preference will be given to those who have completed the Master's degree in Security and Defense in our or another university; the Master's Degree in International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and Operational Law; the Master's degree in Conflict Risk Management; the Master's degree in International Relations and the Master's degree in Cybercrime.
A second admissible profile will be that of people who, complying with the general access requirements set forth in the current legislation for doctoral studies in Spain and having carried out the studies indicated in the previous paragraph or similar to them but without having completed a master's degree whose structure contains at least 16 ECTS credits in subjects related to research, including the Final Research Project, is willing to carry out the appropriate training supplements. In this case, if admitted, the candidate would have to complete the necessary training supplements in accordance with what is established by the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program. To this end, the candidate will be offered training supplements in research methodology in Security and Analysis of Risk and Conflict Management according to their lack of training assessed by the Academic Committee of the Doctorate program.
Likewise, in order to access the program, it is required that students accredit the equivalent to a B2 level of the common European framework of reference of languages (MCERL). And a B2 level also in Spanish in the case of international PhD students.
In general, to access an official doctoral program it will be necessary to have an official Spanish Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, and a Master's degree. Those who are in any of the following cases may also access:
The following scale is established for access to these doctoral programs:
* In the case of non-European diplomas: diplomatic legalization with the Hague Apostille
Send the application with all the documentation by postal mail to:
Gracia Abad Quintanal
Campus de La Berzosa
28240 Hoyo de Manzanares – Madrid
91 452 11 00.
And also by email to: email@example.com
Those candidates admitted to the program but who do not have sufficient specific training in research methodology in Security and Risk and Conflict Analysis must carry out additional training actions to their previous training.
Specifically, they will have to take a minimum of 6 ECTS credits, depending on the assessment of the candidate's education by the Academic Committee of the Doctoral program. Given their complementary nature, these credits must be taken by students during the first year of the doctorate program.
The criteria and procedures that will be applied to assess whether or not candidates have sufficient specific training in Research Methodology will be:
The subject proposed as a complement to training is as follows:
Below is a brief description of the contents, competences, training activities and evaluation systems of the subjects.
Security and risk and conflict analysis
Doctoral students will have to take 125 hours of training, 45 hours of which will be cross-curricular (common to all doctoral students of the university) and 80 hours of specific training (from the doctoral program in applied linguistics).
The distribution of activities in full-time dedication has a decreasing logic and is concentrated in three years, while in the case of part-time studies it is distributed over five years of training.