The doctoral program in Global Society Law: development economic, risk and social integration is part of the Doctoral School that the University of Navarra has implemented, in the framework established by the RD 99/2011, as a planning, coordination and monitoring body of the Doctoral Programmes, and the responsible for its development and organisation is the School of Law.

It is a programme adapted to the European Higher Education Area that meets the requirements set out in Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes the organisation of official university education. It was evaluated by the National Agency for Quality Assessment (National Agency for Assessment of Quality and Accreditation), and verified by the committee of Universities (10 June 2009). It has official status and is registered in the Register of Universities, Centres and Degrees (BOE of 10 February 2010).

The programme has been adapted to the verification procedures foreseen by RD 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies (BOE of 10 February 2011), having obtained a favourable report favourable National Agency for Assessment of Quality and Accreditation and positively verified by the committee of Universities.

The doctoral program has been distinguished with the Mention of Excellence (MEE 2011-0174) by the Ministry of Education for the academic years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 (overall weighted assessment of the National Agency for Assessment of Quality and Accreditation: 85 out of 100 according to the resolution of 6 October 2011, of the General Secretariat of Universities -BOE of 20 October 2011-). 

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The current doctoral program in Law is the latest step in the evolution of our doctoral training, which has been adapting its programmes to the legal requirements of each moment. In their first configuration, doctoral programmes (first governed by the Law of 29 July 1943, then by RD 185/1985, and most recently by RD 778/1998) had two phases, teaching and research, with different configurations (monographic doctoral courses, intermediate research work, etc.). Finally, since the programmes governed by Royal Decrees 56/2005 and 1393/2007, the official Master's degree has been established as a requirement for access to the doctorate, and a specific teaching phase has disappeared as something separate from the research phase.

The latest regulation rules and regulations is RD 99/2011, in accordance with which the doctoral program in Global Society Law, which began to be taught in the 2012-2013 academic year, is verified.

In the first decade of this century, School introduced the "Master's Degree in Legal Studies", which evolved to become the "Master's Degree in Globalisation Law". Subsequently, the importance of the study of Human Rights led the School to introduce a new Master's Degree, which replaced the previous one, the "Master's Degree in Human Rights". All of them combine the professional and academic approach , and in many cases have involved prior training in research, which has led to the students of the Master's degree going on to do a doctorate (on the basis of the aforementioned Master's degree, which is an official Master's degree).

The doctoral program prior to the current one, governed by RD 1393/2007, was awarded the Mention of Excellence (MEE 2011-0174) by the Ministry of Education for the academic years 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 (overall weighted assessment of the National Agency for Assessment of Quality and Accreditation: 85 out of 100), so that the current programme has had this Mention in its first years. Subsequently, this Mention has not been reinstated call.

The "doctoral program in Global Society Law" thus represents the continuation of a tradition in the training of doctors, so that since the first thesis was presented in 1964, more than 450 doctoral theses have been defended at our School.

agreement In accordance with the provisions of article 5 of RD 99/2011, PhD student guarantees the acquisition by the student of the basic competences, personal skills and/or abilities and specific competences of the Programme.

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The official doctoral programme in Global Society Law, development Economic, Risk and Social Integration of the School of Law of the University of Navarra obtained on 1 July 2011 the Mention of Excellence for Doctoral Programmes from the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (Agencia Nacional de Evaluación de la Calidad y Acreditación).

This award is granted for the academic years 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

The Mention of Excellence expresses the recognition of the scientific-technical and training solvency of the doctoral programmes of Spanish universities, as well as of the research groups or Departments that are involved in the training of PhDs.

Resolution Ministry of Education

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  • Dr. Mercedes Montero, Deputy Director of Doctoral School for the Area of Social Sciences, Law and Humanities.

  • Dr. Juan Cianciardo, Associate Dean of research and postgraduate program of School of Law.

  • Dr. María Amparo Salvador, Coordinator of doctoral program of School of Law.


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