PhD Programme in Education and Psychology
Number of places: 20
Languages: Spanish and English
- José Vicente Peña Calvo
- José Vicente Peña Calvo (presidente)
- Julio Menor de Gaspar Pinilla
- José Carlos Núñez
- Alberto Fernández Costales
- Raquel-Amaya Martínez
- Juan Herrero Olaizola
- Jorge Fernández del Valle
PhD Programme in Education and Psychology of the University of Oviedo
This PhD programmeme aims at answering the current needs of society by forming specialized researchers committed with the innovation, the improvement and the psycho-educational adjustment of people, the institutions of education, social placement and reinsertion and the families; professionals capable of researching in the field of design, generation, start up and evaluation of programmemes and resources for education, reeducation, psychology and prevention that respond to the current open and multicultural societies from a democratic point of view.
To achieve these goals, the programmeme groups seven lines of research: Design, development and evaluation of the curriculum; Evaluation of educational systems, institutions and socio-educational programmemes; Inclusive education, diversity and orientation; Research on academic learning and its difficulties in educational contexts; Psycho-social intervention with families and childhood and other vulnerable groups; Research on Communitary, Legal and Health Psychology, and Language, learning and memory.
Access and Admission
This PhD programmeme is aimed at students who have finished Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, or equivalent Degrees, in the fields of pedagogy and psychology. In other words, the recommended access profile is that of a student who has completed the Undergraduate Degree in Pedagogy, Psychology, Primary Education Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher or Social Education by the University of Oviedo, or an equivalent Degree in terms of contents and competences in any other university, and the Master's Degrees in Socio-Educational Intervention and Research, Research on Health Psychology or Research on Neurosciences by the University of Oviedo, or an equivalent Master's Degree in terms of contents and competences by any other university. These students will not have to take complementary formation.
Nevertheless, this PhD programmeme is also open to students who have not completed any of the previously-mentioned Degrees, but who have finished the Master's Degree in Teacher Training in Secondary and Upper Secondary Education and Vocational Training offered with this name or any similar one by the majority of Spanish universities. These students will be admitted, although they will have to take complementary formation.
Criteria for Admissions:
This PhD programmeme will be accessible for students who request it and fulfill some of the following criteria:
- a) Students who have completed Master's Degree in the fields of Pedagogy and Psychology. Among them, some Master's Degrees will require complementary formation (e.g. Teacher Training in Secondary and Upper Secondary Education and Vocational Training). Master's Degrees offered by the University of Oviedo will serve as the reference for other programmemes: Master's Degrees in Socio-Educational Intervention and Research, Research on Health Psychology or Research on Neurosciences and Teacher Training in Secondary and Upper Secondary Education and Vocational Training, or equivalent Master's Degrees in terms of competences and contents offered by any other university.
- b) Applicants who prove that they have completed 60 ECTS in a Postgraduate Degree in an official plan of Spanish universities (with preference given to students from areas of Education Sciences and Psychology instead of other fields of knowledge).
- c) Applicants who have the Research Sufficiency in a PhD programmeme of Education Sciences or Psychology regulated by the Royal Decree 185/85 and those who have the Diploma of Advanced Studies regulated by the Royal Decree 778/98.
- d) Applicants who have a foreign Degree equivalent to the official Master's Degree in Education Sciences or Psychology that enable them, in their country of origin, to access PhD programmemes in the field of research (officially recognized or not).
Cases b, c and d will be analyzed on a per person base by the Academic Committee of the PhD programmeme that will confirm or deny the adequation of the past formation of the candidate. The complementary formation is aimed at those people who come from professional Master's Degrees that have not included in their schedules the study of research techniques. The PhD Committee will establish on a per case base which formative complements the student will have to take, with a maximum of 12 ECTS that may be completed in two subjects of 3 or more ECTS.
Once the required documentation has been submitted for the selection of candidates, the Committee with evaluate the suitability of each candidate and, should the applications exceed the number of available places, they will be ordered according to the following criteria:
- Having obtained a grant in a public and competitive call for a PhD Thesis (25%)
- Interview with the candidate to evaluate the suitability of their competences and attitudes in the research line chosen (25%)
- Average grade of the academic report (50%)
The complementary formation that the applicant may have to take, according to their academic profile, will be decided individually for each student by the Academic Committee of the PhD programmeme and will not be higher than 12 ECTS.
In the PhD Programme in Education and Psychology, the complementary formation is organized depending on each case. The students who come from the Master's Degree in Teacher Training in Secondary and Upper Secondary Education, Vocational Training and Language Teaching will have to take 12 ECTS in the following subjects: Advanced Techniques of Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Data; Evaluation of Socio-Educational programmemes; Models and Techniques of Socio-Educational Research; Intervention with Families; Intervention with Children and Teenagers; Intervention with Elderly People and Factors of Diversity and Equality.
- Total Amount of Hours: 60
Description of the Activity: This activity aims at working on the basic competences and develop the general 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.
Monitoring Procedures: An individualized attendance control will take place.
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.
These controls of the PhD student will be part of their document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which is evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the programmeme.
Mobility Actions: Not applicable
- Total Amount of Hours: 30
Description of the Activity: In-training researchers will participate in congresses recommended by the PhD Committee, presenting communications and posters. Each year, the PhD programmeme will publish a list of recommended congresses. A minimum of 3 different congresses must be attended for at least 10 hours each by both full-time and part-time students.
This activity aims at working on the CB3 and CB5 competences, as well as on on the CA03 and CA06 personal skills.
Monitoring Procedures: The PhD student will be required to provide a copy of the communications or posters presented, which will be part of their document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly checked by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis and evaluated by the PhD Committee.
Mobility Actions: Full-time in-training researchers will have to attend at least 1 congress per year, helping their attendance with the grants and financial aid provided by the University or the research groups themselves. In the case of part-time students, they will be able to make three stays throughout the development of their Thesis.
- Total Amount of Hours: 160
Description of the Activity: Both full-time and part-time in-training researchers will have to make formative research stays in national or international universities, in order to improve and widen their research formation and their knowledge of lines, trends and methodologies connected to the field of study of their Thesis.
These may take place any time during the three years of the development of their Thesis (five years for part-time students). Exceptionally, and based on well-grounded reasons, the PhD Committee may suppress this requirement.
These activities aim at working and evaluating the CB2 and CB3 basic competences; the CA03 and CA06 personal skills and the CG1 and CG3 general competences. The minimum duration of these activities will be of 160 hours, equivalent to a month-long stay. These stays will have a maximum duration of three months.
Monitoring Procedures: A detailed report of the activities carried out during the stay, clearly identifying the contributions of the stay to the research of the student. This report will be will be part of their document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly checked by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis and evaluated by the PhD Committee.
Mobility Actions: These activities will have to take place and will be proposed by the research teams, which will seek proper funding. If they cannot be funded, and under the proper circumstances, they may be supressed.
Composition and admission of at least one scientific article published in a journal indexed in a relevant Database, preferably JCRTotal Amount of Hours: 120
Description of the Activity: The student will create, send and modify until it is accepted, at least, one scientific article that will have to be published, with priority, in a journal indexed by the JCR. No research may be publicly defended if it had not been previously backed up through its publication or explicit admission of its future publication. This activity must be carried out during the third year of full-time students or during the fifth year of part-time students.
Monitoring Procedures: The student will be required to provide a copy of the article that will be part of their document of activities of the PhD student (DAD), which will be regularly checked by the Tutor and the Director of the Thesis and evaluated by the PhD Committee.
Mobility Actions: Not applicable
- Total Amount of Hours: 6
Public presentation of the revision work on the state of the question of the topic of the research
Description of the Activity: This activity will take place during the second semester of the first year (full-time students) or during the first semester of the second year (part-time students). The student will have to create and publicly present a revision of the research topic chosen, an activity that will require the use of databases, primarily digital ones. The activity will be presented before the PhD Committee at the end of the first year. This activity aims at working on the CB1, CB2, CB4 and CB5 competences, as well as the CA01, CA02 and CA06 personal skills.
Monitoring Procedures: Presentation in a Seminar before the PhD Committee, researchers and in-training researchers.
Mobility Actions: Not applicable
Lines of Research
Evaluation of the Educative System, Institutions and Programmes of Social-Educational Intervention
- José Luis San Fabián Maroto
- Mª del Carmen Rodríguez Menéndez
- José Vicente Peña Calvo
- Jesús Hernández García
- José Miguel Arias Blanco
Diseño, desarrollo e innovación del curriculum
- Eduardo Vicente Dopico Rodriguez
- Fernando Marhuenda Fluixá
- Mª del Roser Calaf Masachs
- Xosé Antón González Riaño
- Mª Angeles Pascual Sevillano
- Javier Fombona Cadavieco
- Mª Aquilina Fueyo Gutiérrez
- María Esther Del Moral Pérez
- Susana Agudo Prado
- Marta Soledad García Rodríguez
- Emilio Álvarez Arregui
- Alejandro Rodríguez Martín
Educación inclusiva, diversidad y orientación
- María Cristina Cardona Moltó
- Samuel Fernández Fernández
- Mª Teresa Iglesias García
- Raquel Amaya Martínez González
- Marisa Pereira González
- María Henar Pérez Herrrero
- Beatriz Rodríguez Ruíz
Investigación sobre el aprendizaje académico y sus dificultades en contextos educativos
- María Estrella Fernández Alba
- Trinidad García Fernández
- Pedro Rosário
- José Antonio Francisco Cecchini Estrada
- Celestino Rodríguez Pérez
- Mª Paloma González Castro
- José Carlos Núñez Pérez
- Julio Antonio González García
- David Álvarez García
- Cristina Roces Montero
Lenguaje, aprendizaje y memoria
- Fernando Cuetos Vega
- Julio Menor de Gaspar Pinilla
- Luis Antonio Pérez González
- Antonello Novelli
Intervención psicosocial con familia e infancia y otros grupos vulnerables
- Laura Elisabet Gómez Sánchez
- María Ángeles Alcedo Rodríguez
- María Teresa Méndez Valdivia
- Jorge Carlos Fernández del Valle
- Esteban Agulló Tomás
- Amaia Bravo Arteaga
- Iriana Santos González
Investigación en Psicología Comunitaria, Jurídica y Salud
- Juan Bautista Herrero Olaizola
- Gonzalo Musitu Ochoa
- Francisco Javier Rodríguez Díaz
- Antonio León García Izquierdo
- María de la Villa Moral Jiménez
- Ana María Gonzalez Menéndez
Centro Internacional de Postgrado
- Plaza de Riego, s/n, 33003- Oviedo
- 985 10 40 75 / 985 10 40 76
- Correo Electrónico:
- José Vicente Peña Calvo
* Programa Interuniversitario