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Phd in American Studies

General Description

Degree: Doctor of the Universidad de Alcalá

Academic Year: 2015-2016

Number of openings: 15

Languages of the Program: Spanish and English

Research Areas:

Given the multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary character of the PhD Program in American Studies, any aspect related to North America may be included in the research of our PhD candidates. Nonetheless, the major areas of research of the Instituto Franklin-UAH are the following:

  1. American Studies
  2. Transatlantic Relations
  3. Comparative Studies

Coordination:

  • Coordinator: José Antonio Gurpegui, full professor of the Modern Philology Department
  • Deputy Coordinator: Carmen Flys, professor of the Modern Philology Department

Academic Committee:

The Academic Committee is charged with evaluating the applications to the program and the doctoral candidates’ research plans.

  • José Antonio Gurpegui Palacios, full professor of the Modern Philology Department
  • Julio Cañero Serrano, professor of the Modern Philology Department
  • Carmen Flys Junquera, professor of the Modern Philology Department

Duration:

Students have the option of completing their doctoral studies either fulltime or part-time, subject to authorization from the Program’s Academic Committee.

  • Fulltime: students must complete the program in a maximum of three years, counted beginning with admission to the doctoral Program and until the presentation of the Dissertation.
  • Part-time: students must complete the program in a maximum of five years, counted beginning with admission to the doctoral Program and until the presentation of the Dissertation.

Students will be able to request the change of their mode of study from fulltime to part-time and vice versa pending approval of the Academic Committee. This decision will have a validity of one year.

Those who alternate fulltime and part-time periods will have four years to complete the program, counted beginning with admission to the doctoral Program and until the presentation of the Dissertation.

Click here to view the PhD Timeline and here the time limits for PhD candidates.

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