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Economic History 
Identificative data of the program
Economic History 
Doctoral program carrying the Spanish Ministry of Education's Pathway to Excellence award (valid during the academic years 2011-2012 and 2013-2014)
Areas of the program
Social Sciences 
Maximum number of students
URL of the program
Alfonso Herranz Loncan 
Faculty of Economics and Business

Faculty/Registering Centre
  Faculty of Economics and Business

General objectives of the program
The main aim of the Economic History PhD Program is to train researchers in the different areas of Economic History, who should be capable of examining, understanding and solving issues related to the economic development of societies by analysing important events and trends in economic history; and generating knowledge in different areas of economic history and long-term economic development.

The training period of the Economic History PhD Program is the interuniversity master's program in Economic History, which allows student to become familiar with current debates and methods in the discipline, and gives them the necessary knowledge and abilities to start working on their PhD Thesis.

The research period of the Economic History PhD program focuses on the preparation of the PhD Thesis, and includes complementary activities and specific teaching complements. The PhD thesis is a piece of original research work, which is prepared by the student in any of the disciplines in which the PhD program provides training.

The Economic History PhD program is derived from the interuniversity PhD program in Economic History and Institutions. This program received the Quality Mention of the Ministry of Science and Innovation in the year 2003, and this was renewed in 2007 until the year 2010.

General objectives of the program:

To develop the ability to generate new ideas (creativity). Doctors who have completed this program must be able to produce new ideas, as research involves not only extensive knowledge of what has been done and of established procedures, but also innovation and creativity to find new solutions to old and new problems and/or new, more efficient methods for approaching problems which have already been solved in other ways in the past.
To develop the ability to be critical and self-critical. Research activities involve and require criticism, and essentially self-criticism, to identify mistakes and deficiencies and propose improvements and innovations.
To develop leadership and group work ability. Research has largely ceased to be an individual matter and today it is increasingly carried out within work groups. Doctors who have completed this program must be able to work in a group and must have developed their leadership skills within the group.
To develop knowledge of English, as the "de facto" language of research. Doctors who have completed this program must be able to read and understand specialised English.
To develop the ability to learn in an autonomous, self-directed way. Research is an ongoing activity over time, involving a need to learn in an autonomous way.
To develop ethical commitment, in the sense of being aware of ethics and putting them into practice in research activities.
To develop the ability to communicate, both in writing and orally. Doctors who have completed this program must be able to express themselves properly and make themselves understood, as this is essential to the dissemination of research and to the dissemination of its results in society.
Specific requirements and criteria for admission to the doctoral program and applicant merit rating
The Studies Committee may admit students who come from university master's courses other than those which officially lead to this doctoral program. In deciding whether to admit these students consideration will be given to whether the studies they have completed are similar or in related fields and to the student's interest in carrying out research in one of the areas offered in the doctoral program.

Assessment of merits: curriculum vitae, academic transcript for studies completed and command of English and Spanish.
Offered research lines

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