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Programme requirements and specific admission criteria

Recommended access profiles

Being a multidisciplinary PhD programme, the recommended access profiles are normally varied. Candidates from the following disciplines may join the programme: Social Sciences, Humanities or Legal Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Business, Computer Science, Architecture, Tourism, Marketing, Journalism, Audiovisual Communication, or Engineering related to technical production or telecommunications.

Should they already have completed a master’s degree the skills that are required are already covered, since they already enable students to solves problems independently. The previous knowledge coincides with those masters’ that were linked to this master’s degree: Cultural management, content and legal aspects in the information and digital post-production society. Should they come from other studies, the Academic Committee will analyse the application and solves the complementary training that students may need.

Those students coming from master’s degrees not linked to the programme must possess all or some of these skills, according to the type of research they will develop:

  • Knowing how to write and present a cultural management project at professional level or a research project applied to the cultural sector.
  • Knowing how to carry out cultural development plans applied to a specific community.
  • Being aware of the applicable legislation in the field of cultural management.
  • Knowing how to manage information and communication technologies.
  • Searching and retrieving information by methods that allow to respond to the expectations of the applicants in optimal cost and time conditions
  • Providing elements to define the strategic decisions of an organisation within the relationships which arise from the expansion of the web
  • Understanding the key concepts and problems of the relationship between the Law and the internet
  • Knowing the characteristics and fundamentals of image, video and digital audio: architecture, formats and codecs according to the distribution platform
  • Being able to plan the roles of the different professionals who participate in a post-production team
  • Being able to use creative and narrative codes and strategies in post-production

Knowledge of English is recommended, at least in terms of writing and reading. No type of certificate is required.

For the admission, the previous contact with the potential director of the thesis and his positive disposition to assume the address will be positively valued, as long as the requirements for the same are met.

Information about part-time dedication and student disability

An important part of doctoral programme is the possibility of completing it on a part-time basis. Which does not entail any issues for the admission of the student and completing the programme. Similarly, students with disabilities may also join the programme. The nature of the studies is usually flexible, that is, students have the possibility of presenting thesis topics of a more theoretical nature in some cases. However, in case of having a high degree of disability, the Academic Committee will study the case to provide the necessary means to design a curricular trajectory that allows them complete the programme.

Selection criteria for students

In general, students are classified by their affinity to the studies. Three levels of affinity or similarity are established, weighted from 1 (similar) to 3 (not very similar). Their previous studies are taken into account, firstly, the CV they present, and other merits that relate them to the studies of this PhD programme. The specific weight of each of these criteria is as follows:

  1. Other studies (50%);
  2. CV (15%);
  3. Other merits (35%).

Admission to the doctoral programme is managed by the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Programme (ACDP) following the instructions explicitly established in articles 6 and 7 of Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January.

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