Programme code: 3109

Regulations: RD 99/2011

Knowledge branch: Social and legal science

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Organised by:Department of Moral and Political Legal Philosophy

Management Centre:Postgraduate School

Participant Universities:Universitat de València Estudi General

Programme coordinator:Encarnación Fernández Ruiz-Gálvez

1st year available places:15 places

Aims: The aim of this PhD programme is, on the one hand, to provide a high level of professional training in research techniques in the areas of human rights, peace and non-violence studies, and the demands of human and sustainable development; issues which, moreover, currently constitute a privileged field of study and innovation with an increasingly interdisciplinary character. On the other hand, to progressively develop the lines of research grouped around TWO major thematic areas: 1. The Challenges of globalisation; and 2. Human security, sustainability and peace. And finally, to understand that in order to achieve peace and a truly human and sustainable development, centred on satisfying the most basic needs and not only on economic growth, it is essential to guarantee all human beings (not only those in the first world) the full realisation of all human rights.

Description: The background of the Doctoral Studies in “Sustainability and Peace in the Post-globalisation Era” are the Doctoral Programme with Quality Award (ref. MDC 2006-00236) «Human Rights: Current Problems» which has been operating since 1998 under the Department of Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy of the University of Valencia (R.D. 778/1998); and also the Doctoral Studies in “Human Rights, Peace and Sustainable Development” in force since 2007 and whose training aspects are constituted by the Master's Degree of the same name (regulated by the R.D 1393/2007). The total numbers of admitted students in the Doctoral Studies in “Human Rights: Current Problems” since its beginning until 2007 was 83 (22 foreign students). And a total of 19 doctoral theses and 43 research projects were defended during the same period. Moreover, between 2007 and 2012, a total of 22 students (1 foreign student) enroled in the Doctoral Studies “Human Rights: Current Problems” (R.D. 778/1998); and in the doctoral studies “Human Rights, Peace and Sustainable Development” (R.D 1393/2007) a total of 33 (7 foreign students), these information shows an increasing demand of these studies due to their subjects areas.

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