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Doctoral Program in History

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Doctor in History

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8 semesters

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01/08/2023 - 03/11/2023

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March, 2024

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$5.062.000 (annually)

Program Description

The Doctoral Program in History was created in 1983. It is geared at graduates or professionals in the humanities or related areas who have specialized in the various areas of historical research. Therefore, our students are Chilean and foreign university graduates and professionals from diverse backgrounds such as history, social sciences, theater, philosophy, and theology.

Years of Accreditation

  • Seven years.

Program Objectives

To train high-level researchers capable of conducting original research autonomously in historical science, enabling them to work in higher education. The Program focuses on Chilean and Latin American history research, and doctoral theses must reflect this specialty.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Program are trained to conduct research that contributes to historical knowledge and is qualified to work as academic teachers and professionals in higher education and scientific and heritage institutions.

Research Areas

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The perspectives from which the History of Chile and the History of America are analyzed include Political History, Economic History, Social History, Cultural History, History of Education, Transnational and Global History, History of the Church, and History of Science.

Application Requirements

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  1. To have a Bachelor’s degree and/or Master’s degree in humanities, social sciences, or related areas, awarded by Chilean universities. The degree must be equivalent (according to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED), created by UNESCO).
  2. To have completed undergraduate studies with a minimum grade point average of 5.0 (or equivalent according to the UC Grading Scale).
  3. To submit an updated CV that includes academic and professional background on some of the following aspects: experience in research work, publications, university teaching, heritage management activities, and any other academic or professional function related to history, humanities, and social sciences.
  4. To submit a written statement of purpose or letter of intent, explaining their interest in the program and academic goals for pursuing doctoral studies and the commitments of dedication applicants subscribe to.
  5. To understand the English language sufficient to understand it in written form (articles, books, and access to international documents and databases). In case of not being able to accredit this requirement, after the enrollment process, a diagnostic exam must be taken to evaluate the level of the language and enroll in the courses indicated to achieve the competencies required to obtain the doctoral degree.
  6. To submit at least two letters of recommendation.
  7. To submit an academic transcript of grades and placement or ranking among the graduates of the last five years or the percentile in which they were placed at the time of obtaining previous degrees or professional titles.
  8. To submit a research proposal for a doctoral thesis.
  9. To hand in an essay of approximately 3,000 words on a history text that has been relevant to their training or professional performance.
  10. To participate in a personal interview with the doctoral committee.
  11. To provide any other information relevant to their selection as considered by the doctoral committee.

Graduation Requirements

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  • To pass the entire current study plan.
  • To pass the entire Cross-cutting Skills Program for UC doctoral programs: certification of the English language at an advanced level (ALTE 3); authorship of an article, book or book chapter based on the applicants’ doctoral research; completion of a research internship abroad; performance of two annual Research follow-up activities; approval of 3 transversal skills workshops, considering at least one of an ethical nature.
  • To have the research and original text of the thesis approved by the Thesis Committee, including its public defense and entry of the thesis to the UC Repository (managed by the UC Library System).

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