PhD Programmes

  • PhD Programme in Humanistic Research

    General Information

    Number of places: 90

    Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian and Portuguese

    Coordination
    • María José Álvarez Faedo
       
      mjfaedo@uniovi.es
    Commissions

    Academic

    • Luis Manuel Valdés Villanueva
    • María José Álvarez Faedo
    • Alfonso García Suárez
    • Miguel Calleja Puerta
    • Fermín Rodríguez
    • Jorge Uría González
    • Emilio Martínez Mata
    Presentation

    PhD Programme in Humanistic Research of the University of Oviedo

    The PhD Programme in Humanistic Research aims at instructing researchers in a wide range of research lines in the fields of Philosophy, History, Geography and Philology, working in their respective features that go from the philosophical bases of science to the study of Hispanic and European languages, literatures and cultures and their branches, studying their different historical stages, sociocultural foundations, territorial development or the nature of language and communication.

    Related Documents

    Access and Admission

    Access Profile:

    This PhD Programme is aimed at students who have completed Master's Degrees in the fields of the Humanities thematically related to one of the research lines of the Programme that include the composition of a research Master's Thesis or any subject on Techniques for the Creation of Scientific Essays. As a consequence, the candidates must have acquired, during their Master's Degree, the following abilities and knowledge in the fields of the Humanities in general and of Philosophy, History, Geography or Philology in particular:

    • Having and understanding knowledge of the above-mentioned fields that offer a base or an opportunity for being original in the development and/or application of ideas in the context of humanistic research.
    • Applying the knowledge acquired during previous to finishing their Master's Degree to the resolution of problems in new or relatively unknown areas in wider (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of humanistic research.
    • Integrating knowledge and facing the complexity of conducting judgment from a source of information that, while incomplete or limited, includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities related to the application of their knowledge and judgment in the field of humanistic research.
    • Communicating their conclusions, knowledge and foundations to specialized and not specialized audiences in a clear and precise way.
    • Possessing learning abilities that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be predominantly self-directed and autonomous.

    Those students who have done a university Master's Degree in the fields of Philosophy, History, Geography or Philology that does not include the composition of a Research Master's Thesis or any subject on Techniques for the Creation of Scientific Essays will have to take complementary subjects to their formation.

    The requirement of foreign languages (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and other Romance languages) is especially important for the line of "European Languages, Cultures and Literatures and their Diasporas". The minimum level required is a B1, according to the guidelines established by the Common European Workframe of Reference for Languages (CEWRL).

    Criteria for Admissions:

    The student will include a motivation letter signed by a teacher in their application.

    Merits will be assesed according the following criteria:

    1. Academic Record. (Relative Marks: 40%)

    • Bachellors or Graduates in Arts and Humanities:
      • Matrícula de Honor: 4 points
      • Sobresaliente: 3 points
      • Notable: 2 points
      • Aprobado: 1 point
    • Bachellors or Graduates in other fields of knowledge:
      • Matrícula de Honor 2 points
      • Sobresaliente: 1,5 points
      • Notable: 1 point
      • Aprobado: 0,5 points
    • Graduates from Master's Degrees in Arts and Humanities:
      • Matrícula de Honor: 4 points
      • Sobresaliente: 3 points
      • Notable: 2 points
      • Aprobado: 1 point
    • Graduates from Master's Degrees interdisciplinary related to the research lines of this PhD Programme:
      • Matrícula de Honor: 2 points
      • Sobresaliente: 1,5 points
      • Notable: 1 point
      • Aprobado: 0,5 points

    2. Previous formation (curriculum vitae) in the research lines of the PhD Programme in Humanistic Research:

    • 1 point (Relative Marks: 10%)

    3. Knowlege of languages: Spanish (for non-Spanish speaker applicants), English, French, German, Italian or Portuguese, apart from any other Romance languages (Catalan, Galician and Asturian) or Euskera (according to the guidelines established by the Common European Workframe of Reference for Languages (CEWRL). Official documentation will have to be provided to prove the level of languages (EOI, TOEFL, Cambridge English ESOL, IELTS, Trinity College (London)). The level of knowledge of each language, that the candidate has proven, relevant to the specialization in the research line finally assigned to them, will be assessed in the following manner:

    • B1 Level: 1 point
    • B2 Level: 1,5 points
    • C1 or higher: 2 points

    (Relative Marks: 20%)

    4. Participation in congresses and/or Communications presented: (Relative Marks: 10%)

    • Participation in a national congress: 0,10
    • Participation in an international congress: 0,20
    • Communication: 0,25

    5. Publications: (Relative Marks: 10%)

    • Published books: 2 p.
    • Translated books: 1 p.
    • Books being printed
    • Chapters of books: 0,5
    • Chapters of books being printed: 0,25
    • National articles: 0,5
    • Articles with impact index: 0,75
    • Articles in international journals: 0,75
    • Online articles: 0,25
    • Articles in national journals being published: 0,5
    • Articles in international journals being published: 0,75

    6. Professional experience: up to a maximum of 2 points. (Relative Marks: 10%)

    Furthermore, in case that, according to the assessment of the Academic Committee of the Programme, the documentation provided is not enough to properly judge one of the previously-mentioned points, the Committee may request an interview with the candidate that will serve to resolve how to mark the corresponding point. In the case of the assessment of the knowledge of a language, the interview is specially important, since it will serve to prove the linguistic competence of the students who do not present official documentation of their level of a foreign language and to properly assess section 3.

    In the case of students with specific educational needs due to a disability, the corresponding support and counseling services will evaluate the possible adaptations of the curriculum, itinerary or alternative studies.

    Part-time Students

    The Academic Committee of PhD may allow applicants to enrol in this Programme part-time, as long as they fulfill the requirements mentioned before and prove that they are in charge of dependant people, or demonstrate professional or health incompatibilities. 50% of the places in the Programme will be reserved for part-time students.

    Complementary Formation:

    Those students who have done a university Master's Degree in the fields of Philosophy, History, Geography or Philology that does not include the composition of a Research Master's Thesis or any subject on Techniques for the Creation of Scientific Essays will have to take a subject on the Methodologies of Research in the Humanities of 10 ECTS.

    Admitted students who have finished Master's Degrees interdisciplinary related to Philosophy, History, Geography or Philology will also have to take this subject and, additionally, the Academic Committe of the Programme may establish other subjects of a Master's Degree as complementary formation, taking into account the specific needs of the research line that the PhD student employs in their thesis, up to a maximum of 8 ECTS, so that the maximum number of credits to take will never be more than 18 ECTS. Both the contents of the subjects and the evaluation methods of each of those formative complements will be those specified for each of them in each Master's Degree(http://www.uniovi.es/estudios/masteres).

    The Academic Committe of the PhD Programme will follow the development of the formative complements taken and will establish the criteria that it deems covenient to limit the duration of this formative process that, in any case, will not be longer than two academic years. Time off due to illness, pregnancy and childbirth or any other cause contemplated by the current legislation will not be taken into account for the calculation of this period. Not finishing these complementary subjects may be reason enough to terminate the enrolment of the student in this PhD Programme.

    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

    • 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: 10

      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. 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. This activity aims at working the CB11, CB14, CB15, CB 16, CA04, CA05 and CA06 competences.

      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 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:

    • Attendance to a Congress related to the line of research developed by the PhD student
      Total Amount of Hours: 10

      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. 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. This activity aims at working the CB11, CB14, CB15, CB16, CA04, CA05 and CA06 competences.

      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:

    • Participation with a communication in a congress on a topic related to the research conducted by the PhD student
      Total Amount of Hours: 20

      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. 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. This activity aims at working the CB11, CB14, CB15, CB16, CA04, CA05 and CA06 competences.

      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: The students will be able to request financial aid for mobility if the attendance to the congress demands moving to another Spanish or foreign university.

    • Research stay at a foreign center
      Total Amount of Hours: 40

      Description of the Activity: Directed to the whole group of PhD students of the Programme, this activity aims at working the CB11, CB12, CB13, CB14, CB15, CB16, CA01, CA02, CA03, CA04, CA05 and CA06 competences.

      Stays may take place during the first or second semesters of the first and second year preferably, or during the months of summer.

      The minimum duration will be of one week, both for full-time and part-time students.

      The stays will be conducted, preferably, in the Spanish or foreign universities and institutions that have agreements with the PhD Programme, although, exceptionally, the PhD students, in order to explore new themes of specialization in their proposed lines of research, may establish new contacts and make their research stays in a different center than those specific in the aforementioned annex, as long as they have the approval of their director. In both cases, the student will be looked after by a professor specialized in the topic of their thesis that will allow them to use a space in the center and a computer, and who will encourage them to participate in seminars and attend classes related to the topic of their research. In exchange, the research professor will agree to monitor the evolution of the PhD student and to write a report specifying the academic milestone of their stay.

      Monitoring Procedures: The tutor of the student, in turn, will monitor the student to ensure that they acquire the planned competences.

      The PhD student will be required to present a certificate from the recipient center that proves that the student completed their stay, as well as a document with all the activities that the student conducted during their stay, to guarantee the acquisition of the planned competences.

      The stay 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: The students will be able to request grants in the public calls to cover the expenses of the stay.

    • Stay of, at least, a week with a research group related to the topic of the PhD thesis
      Total Amount of Hours: 40

      Descripción de la activiDAD: Directed to the whole group of PhD students of the Programme, this activity aims at working the CB11, CB12, CB13, CB14, CB15, CB16, CA01, CA02, CA03, CA04, CA05 and CA06 competences.

      Stays may take place during the first or second semester of the first and second academic year preferably, or during the months of summer.

      The minimum duration will be of one week, both for full-time and part-time students.

      The stays will be conducted, preferably, in the Spanish or foreign universities and institutions that have agreements with the PhD Programme, although, exceptionally, the PhD students, in order to explore new themes of specialization in their proposed lines of research, may establish new contacts and make their research stays in a different center than those specific in the aforementioned annex, as long as they have the approval of their director. In both cases, the student will be looked after by a professor specialized in the topic of their thesis that will allow them to use a space in the center and a computer, and who will encourage them to participate in seminars and attend classes related to the topic of their research. In exchange, the research professor will agree to monitor the evolution of the PhD student and to write a report specifying the academic milestone of their stay.

      Monitoring Procedures: The tutor of the student, in turn, will monitor the student to ensure that they acquire the planned competences.

      The PhD student will be required to present a certificate from the recipient center that proves that the student completed their stay, as well as a document with all the activities that the student conducted during their stay, to guarantee the acquisition of the planned competences.

      The stay 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: The students will be able to request grants in the public calls to cover the expenses of the stay.

    • Publications
      Total Amount of Hours: 15

      Description of the activity: Directed to the whole group of PhD students of the Programme, but mainly to those who are in their second and third year of enrollment in the Programme for full-time students, and for part-time students in their third and fourth year. This activity aims at working the CB11, CB13, CB14, CA03, CA05 and CA06 competences.

      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: The students will be able to request grants in the public calls to cover the expenses of the publication.

    Lines of Research

    Science and Culture: Philosophical bases of science and practical and humanistic implications.

    • Marta I. González García
    • Vicente Domínguez García
    • Gustavo Bueno Sánchez
    • José Antonio Méndez Sanz
    • Luis Mario Álvarez Fernández
    • José Antonio López Cerezo
    • Alberto Hidalgo Tuñón
    • Armando Menéndez Viso
    • Alfonso García Suárez

    Studies on Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

    • Elías Carrocera Fernández
    • María Josefa Sanz Fuentes
    • Narciso Santos Yanguas
    • Rosa María Cid López
    • Juan Ignacio Ruiz de la Peña Solar
    • José Avelino Gutiérrez González
    • Pedro Manuel Suárez Martínez
    • Marco de la Rasilla Vives
    • Miguel Calleja Puerta
    • Miguel Ángel Blas Cortina
    • Mª Olga Álvarez Huerta
    • Marta González Herrero
    • María Álvarez Fernández
    • José Ignacio San Vicente González de Aspuru

    Geography, Cooperation, Territorial Development and Social Well-being

    • Jesús Ruiz Fernández
    • Ramón María Alvargonzález-Rodríguez
    • Ángel Manuel Sendín García
    • Felipe Fernández García
    • Jorge Carlos Fernández del Valle
    • Esteban Agulló Tomás
    • Raúl Medina Centeno
    • Radhamés Hernández Mejía
    • Fermín Rodríguez Gutiérrez
    • Alberto Hidalgo Tuñón
    • Gaspar Fernández Cuesta
    • Rocío Calderón
    • César Rodríguez Gutiérrez
    • Oriol Nel lo Colom
    • Amalia Maceda Rubio
    • Sergio Tomé Fernández
    • Cristina Engel de Alvarez
    • Cristine Delfour
    • José Luis García Suárez
    • Roberto Zedda
    • Manuel Maurín Álvarez
    • Miguel Ángel Poblete Piedrabuena

    History and Socio-Cultural Studies.

    • Carmen García García
    • Rubén Vega García
    • Ismael Sarmiento Ramírez
    • Jorge Uría González
    • María del Carmen Ansón Calvo F
    • Francisco Erice Sebares
    • Mª Ángeles Faya Díaz
    • Víctor Alfonso Rodríguez Infiesta

    Languages, Cultures and European Literatures and their Diasporas.

    • Francisco González Fernández
    • M. S. Suárez Lafuente
    • Isabel Carrera Suárez
    • Esther Álvarez López
    • Luz Mar González Arias
    • Carla Rodríguez González
    • Emilia. M. Durán Almarza
    • Alicia Menéndez Tarrazo
    • Alejandra Moreno Álvarez
    • Irene Pérez Fernández
    • Carmen Pérez Ríu
    • Cristina Jurcic
    • Antonio José Jiménez Muñoz
    • Rosa María Medina Granda
    • Juan Carlos Busto Cortina
    • Santiago González y Fernández-Corugedo
    • Barbara Heinsch
    • Rodrigo Pérez Lorido
    • Aurelio González Ovies
    • María José Álvarez Faedo
    • Mª Mercedes González de Sande
    • Roberto Antonio Valdeón García
    • Estela González de Sande
    • Juan María Núñez González
    • José María Fernández Cardo
    • María Luisa Donaire Fernández
    • Pedro Manuel Suárez Martínez
    • Julio Rubén Valdés Miyares
    • Lucía Rodríguez-Noriega Guillén
    • Daniel García Velasco
    • María Cristina Valdés Rodríguez
    • Marta Mateo Martínez-Bartolomé
    • Margarita Blanco Hölscher
    • Ana Isabel Ojea López
    • Jesús Vázquez Molina
    • Ana Cristina Lahuerta Martínez
    • Beatriz Peralta García
    • Francisco José Borge López
    • María del Rosario Álvarez Rubio
    • Marta Ramón García
    • Javier Vallina Samperio
    • Camino Álvarez Castro
    • Lennart T. Koch
    • Alfonso García Leal
    • Agustín Coletes Blanco
    • Alicia Laspra Rodríguez
    • Lioba Simon Schuhmacher

    Literature, Language and Communication

    • Maite Fernández Urquiza
    • Leopoldo Sánches Torre
    • Guillermo de Lorenzo
    • Serafina García
    • Enrique del Teso
    • Félix  Fernández de Castro López-Patiño
    • Antonio José Meilán García
    • José Antonio Martínez García
    • Antonio Fernández Fernández
    • Alfredo Álvarez Menéndez
    • Javier García Rodríguez
    • José Luis García Arias
    • Elena de Lorenzo Álvarez
    • Juan Carlos Busto Cortina
    • Rafael Núñez Ramos
    • Emilio Martínez Mata
    • Magdalena de Pazzi Cueto Pérez
    • Virginia Gil Amate
    • Isabel Iglesias Casal
    • Fernando Juan Baños Vallejo
    • Ramón de Andrés Díaz
    • Hortensia Martínez García
    • Carmen Muñiz Cachón
    • Julio Viejo Fernández
    • Álvaro Arias Cabal
    • Eduardo San José Vázquez
    • Taresa Fernández Lorences
    • Araceli Iravedra Valea
    • Antonio Fernández Insuela

    Logic, Mind and Language

    • Rosa María Medina Granda
    • Guillermo José Lorenzo González
    • Luis M Valdés Villanueva
    • Julián Velarde Lombraña

    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
    • María José Álvarez Faedo
       
      mjfaedo@uniovi.es