PhD Programmes

  • PhD Programme in Art History and Musicology

    General Information

    Number of places: 20

    Languages: Spanish

    Coordination
    • Ramón Sobrino Sánchez
       
      rsobrino@uniovi.es
    Commissions

    Academic

    • Ramón Sobrino Sánchez
    • María Soledad Álvarez Martínez
    • Ángel Medina Álvarez
    Presentation

    PhD Programme in Art History and Musicology of the University of Oviedo - Mention of Excellence

    PhD Programme in Art History and Musicology was born from the joining of the PhD Programmes in Cities of the Atlantic Arc. Cultural heritage and Urban development, with Mention of Excellence 2011 (MEE 2011-0706), and Music in Spain during the 19th and 20th Centuries, with Mention of Excellence (MEE 2011-0586).

    The new PhD Programme, offered by the areas of Art and Music History, picks up this interdisciplinary tradition of research and expands the thematic framework to incorporate new topics and satisfy new teaching needs. Moreover, this collaboration allows for the development of complementary contents and the exploitation of new fields of knowledge.

    This PhD Programme offers, on the one hand, an advanced formation for research in Art History, cultural heritage and the initiatives of urban development of the communities that make up the Atlantic space. Furthermore, its lines of research encompass the relations and exchanges of art, policies and cultural initiatives and the importance of urban symbolism in the creation of cultural identities. And, on the other hand, it offers an advanced formation in musical research in the Spain of the 19th and 20th Centuries: music in Spain in the 19th Century; music in Spain in the 20th Century; musical nationalism; religious music of the 19th and 20th Centuries, music, ideology and power; musical policies and institutions; musical historiography; music in oral tradition; instrumental music; lyrical theater; Spanish song; urban popular musics; variety music; history of dance; latests trends in music; fusion music; new genres and alternative languages; connections of Spanish music with European and Latin-American music; music and semiotics, and musical analysis. It allows the student to choose the research specialization that best suits their needs.

    This PhD Programme will hold the Mention of Excellence until the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Access and Admission

    Access Profile:

    The recommended access profile is that of Degree holders that have completed a Master's Degree related to Art History and Musicology. Furthermore, the Programme is also directed at applicants who come from Degrees related to Art History or History and Sciences of Music. It is also possible to access this PhD from Degrees related to History, Geography, Architecture, the Humanities, Art, Musical Studies and other related fields. In general terms, it is recommended that the student has previous knowledge of Art History or History and Sciences of Music, which enable them to make historical assessments of the artistic manifestations of these disciplines.

    Nevertheless, the students who come from Degrees related to History, Geography, Architecture, the Humanities and other related fields will not need to take any formative complements.

    Criteria for Admissions:

    The admission to the PhD Programme will be carried out according to the estipulated in article 7 of the Royal Decree 99/2011. The criterium that will be applied to applicants to the PhD Programme will be as follows:

    1. Evaluation of the academic record of the Undergraduate Degree. Up to 2 points.
    2. Evaluation of the academic record of the Master's Degree. Up to 2 points.
    3. Suitability of previous formation. Up to 2 points. Students who come from the Degrees of Art History and History and Sciences of Music will be granted the full 2 points in this field. Students who come from Degrees related to History, Geography, Architecture, the Humanities, Art, Musical Studies and other related fields will only be given half of the maximum score (1 point). The rest of the fields will not score in this area.
    4. Hasta 2 puntos. Other merits by the applicant (research, teaching, other Degrees, etc.). Up to 2 points.

      Part-time students.

      This PhD Programme grants access to 25% of part-time students. In this case, they will have to justify and establish their dedication in the application form, and the Programme will design their adaptation to each of its aspects, bearing in mind the particular circumstances and the different times that the law contemplates.

    Complementary Formation:

    The formative complements required by each access profile will be agreed upon by the Academic Committe of the PhD Programme. They will depend on the basic formation of the PhD student, of its access profile and the line of research that they will develop.

    The Academic Committe of the PhD Programme will evaluate the applications of the students who have not finished an Undergraduate Degree or a Master's Degree in the fields of Art History or History and Sciences of Music, History, Geography, Architecture, Humanities and other related fields. It will determine whether the student needs to take any formative complement, which, in general terms, are related to subjects of methodology of research in the Humanities and which will have to be preferably chosen among the subjects of the Master's Degree offered by the University of Oviedo related to this line of research. Moreover, the Academic Committee may agree that the student completes their formation by taking the most appropriate courses of the Master's Degrees related to Art History, History and Sciences of the Music or the Humanities, up to a maximum of 18 ECTS.

    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 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 and/or English.

      Monitoring Procedures: An individualized control of attendance will be performed.

      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.

    • Attendance to a course in Spanish or foreign universities related to the topic of the research developed by the PhD student
      Total Amount of Hours: 40

      Description of the Activity: Directed to the whole group of PhD students of the Programme, but mainly to full-time students who are in their first year of enrollment in the Programme and to part-time students in their second or third years. The formative activities will be planned according to the general planning of each course.

      The courses may take place during the first or the second semester of the academic year.

      The following learning results are expected:

      • Gathering information by experts in the subject of the thesis of the PhD student.
      • Exchanging information with other PhD students.
      • Finding professional alternatives to the development of their university research career.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator and making it known among the academic community.
      • The teaching languages will be Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and/or Portuguese.

      Monitoring Procedures: Monitoring Procedures: The PhD student will be required to prove their attendance to the course, as well as a Programme of it. The participation 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 Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Students will be able to request a financial aid for mobility if the attendance to a course demands that they move to another Spanish or foreign university.

    • Attendance to a Congress on a topic related to the research conducted by the PhD student
      Total Amount of Hours: 40

      Description of the Activity: Directed to the whole group of PhD students of the Programme, but mainly to those who are in their first year of enrollment in the Programme, and to part-time students on their second or third year. The formative activities will be planned according to the general planning of each course. The congresses may take place during the first or the second semester of the academic year.

      The following learning results are expected:

      • Gathering information by experts in the subject of the thesis of the PhD student.
      • Exchanging information with other PhD students.
      • Finding professional alternatives to the development of their university research career.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator and making it known among the academic community.
      • The teaching languages will be Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and/or Portuguese.

      Monitoring Procedures: The PhD student will be required to prove their attendance to the congress, as well as a Programme of it. The participation of the PhD student in the congress will be part of their document of activities of the PhD student (dad), which is evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Students will be able to request a financial aid for mobility if the attendance to a course demands that they move to another Spanish or foreign university.

    • Participation with a communication in a congress on a topic related to the research conducted by the PhD student
      Total Amount of Hours: 35

      Description of the Activity: Directed to the whole group of PhD students of the Programme, but mainly to those who are in their third year of enrollment in the Programme, and to part-time students on their fifth year. The formative activities will be planned according to the general planning of each course. The congresses may take place during the first or the second semester of the academic year.

      The following learning results are expected:

      • Gathering information by experts in the subject of the thesis of the PhD student.
      • Exchanging information with other PhD students.
      • Finding professional alternatives to the development of their university research career.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator and making it known among the academic community.
      • The teaching languages will be Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and/or Portuguese.

      Monitoring Procedures: The PhD student will be required to prove their attendance to the congress, as well as a Programme of it. The participation of the PhD student in the congress will be part of their document of activities of the PhD student (dad), which is evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Students will be able to request a financial aid for mobility if the attendance to a course demands that they move to another Spanish or foreign university.

    • Stay of, at least, a week in a foreign university or research center
      Total Amount of Hours: 84

      Description of the Activity: Directed to the whole group of PhD students of the Programme, but mainly to those who are in their second year of enrollment in the Programme, and to part-time students on their fourth year. The formative activities will be planned according to the general planning of each course. The congresses may take place during the first or the second semester of the academic year.

      The following learning results are expected:

      • Gathering information by experts in the subject of the thesis of the PhD student.
      • Exchanging information with other PhD students.
      • Finding professional alternatives to the development of their university research career.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator and making it known among the academic community.
      • The teaching languages will be Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and/or Portuguese.

      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: The student will be able to apply for financial aid from the public offer of grants.

    • Stay of, at least, a week with a research group related to the topic of the PhD thesis
      Total Amount of Hours: 84

      Description of the Activity: Directed to the whole group of PhD students of the Programme, but mainly to those who are in their second year of enrollment in the Programme, and to part-time students on their fourth year. The formative activities will be planned according to the general planning of each course. The congresses may take place during the first or the second semester of the academic year.

      The following learning results are expected:

      • Gathering information by experts in the subject of the thesis of the PhD student.
      • Exchanging information with other PhD students.
      • Finding professional alternatives to the development of their university research career.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator and making it known among the academic community.
      • The teaching languages will be Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and/or Portuguese.

      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: The student will be able to apply for financial aid from the public offer of grants.

    • Publications on the topic of the PhD thesis
      Total Amount of Hours: 35

      Description of the activity: Directed to the whole group of PhD students of the Programme, but mainly to those who are in their third of enrollment in the Programme for full-time students, and for part-time students in their fifth year.

      Depending on the type of publication, the number of hours recognized are as follows: 15 hours (estimated time to adapt a communication to the editing standards of the minutes of a congress), 30 hours (estimated average time needed to create and write an article) or 100 hours (estimated average time needed to create, writte and edit a book).

      The following learning results are expected:

      • Gathering information by experts in the subject of the thesis of the PhD student.
      • Highlighting their role as innovator and making it known among the academic community.
      • The languages employed will be Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and/or Portuguese.

      Monitoring Procedures: The PhD student is required to provide a copy of their publications, or the aceptance of the publishing house to publish it. The publications of the PhD Student will be part of the document of activities of the PhD student (dad), which is evaluated by the Academic Committee in charge of the Programme.

      Mobility Actions: Not applicable

    Lines of Research

    Art History and Musicology

    • Ángel Medina Álvarez
    • María Soledad Álvarez Martínez
    • Ramón Sobrino Sánchez

    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
    • Ramón Sobrino Sánchez
       
      rsobrino@uniovi.es