Doctoral programme of the UPF Doctoral School, governed by Royal Decree 99/2011
Program with a Mention of Quality concedes by the Spanish National Agency for the Evaluation of Quality (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad, ANECA)
The doctoral studies are organized in two stages. In the first, comprising the first academic year, students must prepare the methodological report for their research project and participate in at least five training activities, preferably to be chosen from amongst those offered by the Jaume Vicens i Vives University Institute of History (IUHJVV) or the Department of Humanities. All activities must be approved by the thesis supervisor. The doctoral programme's Academic Committee will assess the research report and training activities completed by the student over the first year in September. If the assessment is negative, the student will be given an additional period of six months to remedy any shortcomings detected in the research report and/or completed activities.
Beginning the second year, students will preferably focus on their research project, under the supervision of their thesis supervisor. The progress they make on their research and any supplementary training activities they complete will be recorded in an annual report, which will be assessed by the doctoral programme's Academic Committee. Students enrolled on the programme full-time will have to submit their theses at the end of the third academic year, with a possible extension of one additional year.
Archaeology of the economies in prehistoric ages: uses, exploitation and transformation of natural resources.
Archaeology, Pre-history and History of the Ancient Mediterranean (I): Phoenician and Greek archaeology. Cultural contacts, diasporas and colonial systems in the Ancient Mediterranean.
Archaeology, Pre-history and History of the Ancient Mediterranean (II): archaeology of everyday life: studies on women, family and gender.
Archaeology, Pre-history and History of the Ancient Mediterranean (III): social archaeology, identities, communities and rituals.
Mediaeval History (I): history of the Catalan counties in Carolingian Europe.
Medieval History (II): history of the Crown of Aragon.
Medieval (and Modern) History (III): an approach from world history to a comparative history of hunger and food crises.
Comparative History of the Spanish Empire (I): colonialism and decolonization in European, American, African and Asian settings (15th-20th centuries).
Comparative History of the Spanish Empire (II): colonial history of Iberian America and history of the formation of Latin American States (16th-19th centuries).
Comparative History of the Spanish Empire (III): history of modern and contemporary empires (conflicts, contacts and transfers with the Spanish empire).
Latin America History (19th and 20th centuries).
Catalonia and Spain in Modern Europe (I): political and institutional history of Modern Catalonia (16th-18th centuries).
Catalonia and Spain in Modern Europe (II): Modern Spain in European context (17th and 18th centuries).
Catalonia and Spain in Modern Europe (III): employment, corporations and professions.
History of Contemporary Europe, Spain and Catalonia (I): political history, social, economic and cultural history of Catalonia within Spain (19th and 20th centuries).
History of Contemporary Europe, Spain and Catalonia (II): comparative history of nationalisms; federalism, confederation ideas and concepts of sovereignty from a comparative standpoint.
History of Contemporary Europe, Spain and Catalonia (III): history of contemporary Europe and its relations with Catalonia and Spain: war, revolution and counter-revolution in Europe and Spain (19th and 20th centuries); history of Germany and Hispano-German relations (19th and 20th centuries).
History of Modern and Contemporary Asia (I): history of China, history of Sino-European relations and of the Chinese diasporas.
History of Modern and Contemporary Asia (II): history of the Philippines and the Spanish Empire in Asia (16th-20th centuries).
History of Modern and Contemporary Asia (III): comparative history of modern empires in Asia; imperial transitions, Asian decolonization and new global equilibriums (19th-21st centuries).
Historical Research from an Academic Interdisciplinary Approach (I): history of science and global history.
Historical Research from an Academic Interdisciplinary Approach (II): history of law and comparative history.
Historical Research from an Academic Interdisciplinary Approach (III): history of art and cultural history.
In order to be admitted to History PhD Programme offered by UPF, candidates must provide accreditation that they have obtained an accreditedundergraduate degree (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).
Moreover, they have to proof that they have obtained or are in position to obtain an accredited graduate/master's degree(equivalent to a Spanish Master Universitario/Oficial, Master's of Research.... ) which enables them to access a Phd programme in their home country.
To access a PhD programme at UPF you must have an official university degree and a master's degree, and have passed at least 300 ECTS credits.
You can also access the doctorate with:
an official Spanish university degree or equivalent, as long as at least 300 ECTS credits have been passed and a level 3 of the MECES is accredited;
a degree from the European Higher Education Area (non-Spanish) that accredits a level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework, as long as this degree entitles to access a PhD in the issuing country;
a foreign title (non-EHEA) of a training level equivalent to a Spanish university master's degree and that entitles to access a PhD programme in the issuing country;
a doctoral degree.
Mandatory documents to be submitted
A photocopy of the undergraduate degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion (Bachelor degree or recognised equivalent degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution).
A photocopy of the official final undergraduate transcript.
If you have finished your Master's degree when you formalise your application, you will need to send us the following documents:
A photocopy of the graduate/master's degree/diploma or Certification/proof of degree completion.
A photocopy of your official final graduate/master's transcript .
However, if you have not yet completed your graduate/master's studies when formalising application, you will need to provide us with the following documents:
A signed declaration of obtaining your graduate/master's degree before the commencement of the master's programme.
A photocopy of the provisional graduate/master's transcript.
If the diploma or the academic transcript are not written in Catalan, Spanish, English, French, Portuguese or Italian, you will also have to include the respective sworn translations into Catalan or Spanish.
Students holding a Spanish DEA (Diploma de Estudios Avanzados) according to RD 778/1998 / Suficiencia Investigadora according to RD185/1985 or an undergraduate degree of 300 ECTS credits (such as Medicine...) will not need to have completed a master's degree.
All candidates must also present the following mandatory documents (please provide a photocopy):
To present a research project which corresponds to any of the research lines of the doctoral programme.