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Doctorate in History

The PhD in History at Universidad San Sabastian, aims to train independent researchers capable of generating original and significant contributions to the development of historiography, who are able to dialogue with other related disciplines, to be inserted in the academy, as well as in the private and public sector.

Information

Degree

PhD/Doctor in History

Application Period

Coming soon

Duration

8 semesters

Start Date

March 2024

Modality

Presential (hibrid)

Dr. Joaquín Fermandois H.
Program Director
Dra. Mariana Perry F.
Academic Secretary

Description

During the last few years, Universidad San Sebastián has carried out a series of initiatives in the area of History constituting within itself a space for reflection and academic production dedicated to its study, analysis and dissemination of historical knowledge. This is the case of the research project on the History of Chile between 1960-2010.

In this line, in 2016 the Universidad San Sabastian decided to create the PhD program in History in order to provide the understanding of the political, economic, cultural processes of Chile since its founding as a republic until late twentieth century and thus contribute to the historical awareness of new generations.

The program has an academic and research staff, in addition to a group of collaborating and guest professors from Chile, Europe, Latin America and the United States who will teach courses and seminars.

This high-level academic training program is aimed at graduates, master’s degree holders and professionals in the humanities, social sciences and related disciplines.

Objective of the Program

The PhD in History at Universidad San Sabastian, aims to train independent researchers capable of generating original and significant contributions to the development of historiography, who are able to dialogue with other related disciplines, to be inserted in the academy, as well as in the private and public sector.

Line of Research

History of Republican Chile

The doctorate is oriented through the research line “History of Republican Chile”, which is contextualized in two main areas: political history and intellectual history. The particular lines of research of the professors linked to the program contribute to the main line of the program and are inscribed within the two areas from different perspectives.

Profile of Graduates

The Doctoral Program in History at Universidad San Sabastian, contemplates that its graduates achieve the following expected performances:

  • Develops historical research, autonomously, through the review and analysis of contemporary documents and relevant historiography shaping their conclusions through a text that demonstrates critical and reflective capacity and that represents an original contribution to knowledge on the researched topic.
  • Integrate elements of theory and methods of the discipline, with rigor, honesty, responsibility and ethics to interpret reality from a historical perspective.
  • Evaluates historical processes of Chile considering perspectives of comparative history to explain national processes inserting them in a global context.
  • Communicate the results of their work using a clear and understandable language for the target audience.

Curriculum

Visiting Professor

Ángel Soto Gamboa
Doctor en Historia, IUOG Universidad Complutense de Madrid, España

Admission Process

Application

To be accepted into the Doctorate in History at Universidad San Sabastian, the applicant must undergo a selection process and be admitted by the Doctoral Committee of the program. The selection process consists of the following stages:

  • Analysis of the applicant’s background
  • Personal interview and knowledge test
  • Pre-selection process
Application requirements
  • Hold a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in any discipline of the humanities, social sciences or related areas, awarded by a Chilean or foreign university. In the case of degrees granted by the latter, these must be equivalent to those mentioned above. The equivalence of foreign academic degrees will be based on the International Classification of Education (ISCED), created by UNESCO, in force at the date of application.
  • Provide the concentration of undergraduate and postgraduate grades, and other higher studies completed. The evaluation scales used and the minimum approval grade must be specified.
  • Submit a certificate of placement ranking of the graduates of the graduation cohort in their undergraduate and graduate studies.
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae, including the following aspects: publications, experience in research, university teaching, heritage management, and any other academic or professional activity related to history, humanities and social sciences.
  • Photocopy of identity card or Passport.
  • A letter stating the reasons for pursuing doctoral studies, the reasons for your interest in applying to this program and your commitment to participate.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic professionals, sent confidentially via e-mail to the Doctoral Program address.
  • A research proposal of no more than 4,000 words, stating objectives and hypotheses together with methodology and state of the art, of the topic to be developed during the doctoral studies, substantiating the feasibility of the Project.
  • Provide any other background that may be of interest to the Academic Committee of the Program.
Annual cost

Referential values 2023

  • Tuition: $351,600
  • Fee: $3.500.000

Benefits

Ask about applying for a tuition scholarship, tuition and maintenance Benefit.

Graduates

  • Ricardo Perez de Arce, Academic Degree Doctor in History (2021)
    Thesis: “Labor Law as a Political Tool. The Evolution of Labor Law Institutions in a Time of Revolutions (1964-1973).”
  • Gustavo Gajardo Pávez, Academic Degree Doctor in History (2021).
    Thesis: “Chile and the German Democratic Republic 1954 – 1994. International Relations, Diplomacy, Exile and Reciprocity.”
  • María Cecilia Morán Tello, Academic Degree PhD in History (2021).
    Thesis: “First Ladies From charity to a policy of social action: Juana Aguirre, Rosa Markmann, Graciela Letelier and María Ruíz-Tagle.”
  • Pedro Valenzuela Reyes, Academic Degree Doctor in History (2021).
    Thesis: “From Servants to Servants. The Modernization of Domestic Service in Santiago and Concepción 1860-1890.”
  • Matías Alvarado Leyton, Academic Degree PhD in History (2022).
    Thesis: “The cultural institutionality of the Chilean military regime, 1973-1989”.