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    Human Rights: Ethical, Social and Political Challenges

    About the PhD programme

    The PhD programme in Human Rights: Ethical, Social and Political Challenges of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Deusto (UD), is a multidisciplinary programme that aims to provide a framework for advanced and cross-cutting research in the field of Human Rights. The PhD programmeaimsto:


    Generate knowledge

    On the challenges in the field of human rights from an interdisciplinary perspective


    Train excellent research staff

    Provide services to our environment and/or to students’ home environment based on high research skills


    Promote knowledge

    on European experiences and perspectives based both on their own internal transformations and their implications in other regions worldwide.



    The generated knowledge through networks and publications, thus establishing the necessary links to help direct political action and promote social and humanitarian development.

    • Campus:

      Bilbao Campus

    • Programme name:

      Human Rights: Ethical, Social and Political Challenges

    • Language


    • Number of places


    • Application process:

      Open in April

    • Faculty:

      Social and Human Sciences
    • Share:

    Research teams and areas


    Research teams and areas

    The PhD programme is structured around two large research areas: Human Rights, Social Values and Ethics applied to social reality

    • Social and Cultural Challenges and Human Rights: International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion, Human Rights, Cultural Diversity and Identities and Human Rights, Conflict and Humanitarian Action
    • Deusto Social Values: Values, Equality, Society and Democracy and Values, Equality, Social Policy and Well-being
    • Ethics Applied to Social Reality: Social Development and Transformation and Conflict and Cultures of Peace
    • The programme also accepts theses on International Relations by academic staff in the area. Likewise, those theses that incorporate the Gender Perspectivein a transversal manner are also welcomed.

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    What do you need to study this PhD programme?

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    Associated Centres and Departments


    Associated Centres and Departments


    Training Activities

    The PhD programmes feature a range of both cross-cutting and specific research training activities for each programme. These activities focus on excellence in training new researchers and the effective development of  research competences.

    Research training activities include: courses, meetings, seminars, attendance to congresses, publication of articles and mobility stays.

    The aim is to create a space for intellectual encounters where researchers can develop their training in an appropriate context.

    Furthermore, these activities are scheduled to ensure that students gain international experience through:

    • Stays at foreign universities or research centres
    • Completion of international theses and participation in international conferences
    • Talks by visiting lecturersat the activities.

    These activities are held throughout the training period.

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    You will have the opportunity to gain two specialisms and a double degree

    Industrial Mention

    You will participate in an industrial research or experimental developmentproject 


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    International mention

    A minimum stay of 90 days outside Spain will be required


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    Double degrees

    Possibility of gaining a double degree from the University of Deusto and a foreign university






    If you are going to study at the University of Deusto, you can benefit from our grant aid. We will give you information about the eligibility criteria and the range of grants promoted by other organisations.


    Grants and scholarships

    Human Rights: Ethical, Social and Political Challenges



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