PhD Programmes

  • PhD Programme in Law

    General Information

    Number of places: 20

    Languages: Spanish

    Coordination
    • Julio Carbajo González
       
      jcarbajo@uniovi.es
    Commissions

    Academic

    • Julio Carbajo González
    • Ramón Durán Rivacoba
    • Luis Martínez Roldán
    • Mª Paz de Andrés Sáenz de Santa María
    Presentation

    The PhD Programme in Law meets the requirements demanded by the Royal Decree 99/2011, which regulates the official PhD Programmes. It has been evaluated by the ANECA and authorized by the Royal Decree 35/2014, dated April 2, by the Council of Education, Culture and Sports of the Principality of Asturias. Its goal is to educate researchers in the field of legal sciences who know how to give an answer to the most vexing problems that currently affect different sectors of Law, leading to the composition of a PhD Thesis in any of the fields of Law, both public and private, and paying attention not only to the aspects of the scientific-legal methodology, but also to the material elements that are part of the legal knowledge, and which are in a continuous process of reformation and adaptation to the needs of a changing social reality. It has an expert group of teacher and it is subjected to evaluation by the three legal departments of the University of Oviedo.

    Access and Admission

    Access Profile:

    This PhD Programme is aimed at Graduates in Law and the corresponding Master's Degree in legal matters, granting them preference over applicants from other fields.

    It is possible that applicants coming from Undergraduate Degrees not related to legal matters may want to access this PhD Programme, and also applicants who have completed a non-legal Undergraduate Degree and a law-related Master's Degree. In the former case, the Master's Degree will complement the Undegraduate Degree, and will allow the student to face a legal research with competences, skills and dexterities from other disciplines, which will enrich the result. In the latter case, the successful completition of a Master's Degree in Law will provide the student with a proper, generic and specific, legal skills, needed to embark on legal research. Nevertheless, Graduates in Law (or an equivalent Degree) and a Master's Degree with a legal thematic will have preference in access over this second profile, since the predominantly legal profile of the PhD Programme makes it so that these profiles with an integral legal formation are preferred over those with a mixed formation.

    Criteria for Admissions:

    The first criterium used in admission, and therefore the main one, is related to the previous studies taken by the application. Logically, the applicant should have a formative background in Law, in the terms explained in the access profile.

    Therefore, preference in access will be given to those who have a Bachelor's or Undergraduate Degree in Law and who have completed a Master's Degree of legal nature. The different applications will be ordered with grade resulting from the following criteria:

    1. Academic record (avarage of the grades obtained during the Undergraduate and Master's Degrees): Up to 10 points.
    2. Previous professional experience linked to Law: Up to 2 points.
    3. Knowledge of languages: Up to 2 points. The student will have to present the corresponding certificates that prove their dexterity in the language or languages. Foreign languages will be valued more positively than the co-official languages of the Spanish state.
    4. Research activities related to the field of Law: Up to 1 point.

    If there are available places after the applicants who have the recommended profile have accessed the Programme, it will be open to those who have graduated from an Undergraduate or Bachelor's Degree in Law, independently from the Master's Degree they have compelted, and to those who have completed an Undergraduate or Master's Degree in Law, but not a law-related Master's Degree. The organization of applicants from this second group (mixed profile) will also be carried out following the aforementioned criteria. In the list of admitted and rejected applications, the applicants from this second groups will be placed after those who have a purely legal profile, even if their average grade is higher.

    When the number of application exceeds that of offered places, the Academic Committe of the PhD Programme, once the provisional order of application has been made based on the aforementioned criteria, will request an interview with all the applications who, according to those criteria, would not access the Programme, as well as with the applicatns from their same access profile (purely legal or mixed) whose grade is at most 0.5 points under the average grade, but always respecting the organizational order between the profiles, since the points obtained during the interview will not affect the order of preference based on access profiles. During the aforementioned interview, the applicants will be asked about matters related to their previous formation; their expectations and aims, and their past professional experience. After the interview, the Committee will assign the corresponding points, up to a maximum of 0.5, to each of the applicants, and it will tally the results obtained with the average grade of the academic record.

    Part-time students

    Applicants who wish to join the Programme in part-time dedication will have to present the corresponding application, and they will have to certify that their professional activity (on their own or for a third-party), or miscellaneous circumstances (for example, health-related issues) justify this flexible regime. The Academic Committee will assess the applications, which may be presented at the moment of access to the Programme, or once the student has already started it. If the student changes from full time to part time, the period established for the latter will be in effect.

    Regarding past experience, the number of places reserved for part-time students is half of the total, with the exception of the first year of the Programme, which only has a third of the total places (15) reserved for part-time students, so that it can incorporate those students who are currently enrolled in other PhD Programmes.

    Complementary Formation:

    Not applicable.

    Formative Activities

    Activities

    • Cross-curricular Formation
      Total Amount of Hours: 60

      Description of the Activity: This activity aims at working on the basic competences and working on the general capacities and skills of the PhD students.

      It is composed of seminars and the PhD Conferences. The Seminars will approach, among other topics, contents related to the dissemination and communication of research or the quality entry in the working world as specific formation in the topics related with more than one field of research. The PhD Conferences combine conferences, panels and participative sessions, as well as the showcase of "posters" that explain the contents of the theses and the advances of the research that is being conducted by the PhD Students.

      A detailed annual scheduled will be composed and made available at the website of the International Center for Postgraduate Studies (http://cei.uniovi.es/postgrado).

      The goal is that the PhD students acquire, among others, the following learning results:

      • Searching for scientific information online.
      • Creating, presenting and publishing scientific information.
      • Creating and presenting a patent.
      • Knowing the basic principles of enterprise creation and self-employment.
      • Exchanging knowledge between PhD students.
      • Disseminating their research activity among the enterprises and the whole of the Asturian society.
      • Finding professional alternatives to the development of their university research career.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator to the enterprise.

      This activity is compulsory for all the PhD students of the University of Oviedo, who have to attend for a minimum of 60 hours during their formative period.

      Teaching languages will be Spanish and/or English.

      Monitoring Procedures: An individualized control of attendance will be performed. When deemed necessary, the performance of the PhD student in these activities will be assessed with an essay or project whose precise specifications will be given to them by the people in charge of said formative activity.

      All these controls are part of the document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly revised by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis, and evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Not applicable

      --- Participation in Congresses, Meetings, Courses or Seminars relevant to the field of Legal Sciences

      Description of the Activity: In-training researchers will participate in national and international Congresses, Meetings or Seminars recommened by the CAPD, presenting communications or posters, or by certifying their active participation in the debates.

      Monitoring procedure: Seven days before the event takes places, the student will have to present before the Academic Committe the document that certifies the inclusion of their work in the event. Five days after their participation in the Congress, the student will have to present to the Academic Committe a certificate of attendance and participation with their communication or poster.

      Participation in congresses will be part of the document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly revised by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis, and evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: In-training researchers will have to participate in at least one of these events per year, supporting their presence with the grants and financial aid that the University or the research teams may offer.

    • Participation in Congresses, Meetings, Courses or Seminars relevant to the field of Legal Sciences
      Total Amount of Hours: 30

      Descripción de la actividad: Researchers will participate in Congresses, Meetings, Courses or Seminars, national and international, that are recommended by the Academic Committee, by presenting communications or posters, or by certifying the active participation in the debates.

      Procedimiento de control: Seven days before the event takes place, the student will have to present to the Academic Committee the document that certifies the acceptance of the poster or communication. Within five days after the event, the student will have to submit to the Academic Committee the corresponding certificate of attendance, as well as the documents that prove that they have defended their work at the event.

      The participation of the student in congresses will be part of the document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly revised by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis, and evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Actuaciones de movilidad: In-training researchers will have to attend at least one of these events per year, using the grants and financial aid offered by the University or the research groups themselves.

    • Research Stays
      Total Amount of Hours: 160

      Description of the Activity: In-training researchers will have to go on research stays at national or international universities with the goal of improving and expanding their research formation and their knowledge on the lines, tendencies and methodologies that are connected to the field of study of their theses.

      These may take place during any of the three or five years they have to finish their PhD Thesis. Exceptionally, and attending to well-justified reasons, the Academic Committe may exempt students from partaking in these activities. These reasons may include economic, family, health-related circumstances that would prevent the student from going on a stay.

      The minimum during of the stay is of 160 hours, corresponding to a month of stay.

      Monitoring procedure: Detailed report of the activities developed during the stay, clearly identifying the improvements that the stay made in the research of the candidate.

      This report will be part of the document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly revised by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis, and evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: They will take place and will be proposed by all the research teams, who will be in charge of seeking the necessary funding, which, if not possible, may exempt students from partaking in these activities.

    Lines of Research

    New challenges of Law in a society in transformation. Public Law facing new economic and social realities. The fundamental sciences of Law in a changing society. Private and Enterprise Law in a world in change.

    1. Alaez Corral, Benito
    2. Alonso Ibañez, Rosario
    3. Alvarez Alvarez, Leonardo
    4. Alvarez Cortina, Andrés Corsino
    5. Alvarez Fernández, Mónica
    6. Alvarez Vega, Mª Isabel
    7. Andres Sáenz de Santamaría, Mª Paz
    8. Argüelles Blanco, Ana Rosa
    9. Avilés García, Javier
    10. Bastida Freijedo, Francisco
    11. Bernal Del Castillo, Jesús
    12. Campuzano Tomé, Herminia
    13. Carbajo González, Julio
    14. Castro Arguelles, Mª Antonia
    15. Ceinos Suárez, Angeles
    16. Cordero González, Eva Mª
    17. Durán Rivacoba, Ramón
    18. Espiniella Menéndez, Angel
    19. Fernández Junquera, Manuela
    20. Fernández Márquez, Oscar
    21. Fernández Sarasola, Ignacio
    22. Fernandez Teruelo, Javier
    23. Fernández Villazón, Luis Antonio
    24. Friera Alvarez, Marta
    25. García Luengo, Javier
    26. García Sánchez, Justo
    27. García-Ovies Sarandeses, Isabel
    28. Gonzalez del Rey RodrÍguez, Ignacio
    29. González Tascón, Mª Marta
    30. Gonzalez Vega, Javier
    31. Hernández Galilea, Jesús
    32. Huergo Lora, Alejandro
    33. Huerta Viesca, Isabel
    34. Iribarren Blanco, Miguel
    35. Jiménez Blanco, Pilar
    36. López Rendo Rodríguez, Carmen
    37. Loredo Colunga, Marcos
    38. Martínez Moreno, Carolina
    39. Martínez Roldan, Luis
    40. Méjica García, Juan
    41. Menéndez Sebastián, Eva
    42. Muñoz Paredes, Maria Luisa
    43. Muñoz Paredes, José María
    44. Nuñez Paz, Mira Isabel
    45. Palacios González, Dolores
    46. Paredes Castañón, José Manuel
    47. Pedreira Menéndez, José
    48. Pérez Fernández, José Manuel
    49. Piloñeta Alonso, Luis Manuel
    50. Presno Linera, Miguel Angel
    51. Requejo Rodríguez, Paloma
    52. Rivaya García, Benjamín
    53. Roca Agapito, Luis
    54. Roca Martínez, José
    55. Rodríguez Cardo, Iván
    56. Sanciñena Asurmendi, Camino
    57. Sanz Viola, Ana Mª
    58. Sesma Sánchez, Begoña
    59. Suarez Llanos, Leonor
    60. Tolivar Alas, Leopoldo
    61. Villaverde Menéndez, Ignacio

    Contact

    International Center for Postgraduate Studies

    Address:
    Plaza de Riego. 33003 - Oviedo
    Telephone:
    985 10 49 75 / 985 10 49 76
    Fax:
    985 10 49 59
    E-mail:
    infodoctorado@uniovi.es
    Coordination
    • Julio Carbajo González
       
      jcarbajo@uniovi.es