Doctorado en derecho


social Sciences



Universidad de Chile

University of Chile

  • City: Providencia,
  • Commune: Santiago,
  • Region: Metropolitan Region

The fundamental objective of the Doctoral Program in Law is to train graduates with a broad knowledge of their discipline and trained to independently carry out original research whose results are significant contributions to the knowledge and development of the disciplines and applications of Law in a level of excellence.

Applicant Profile

Be in possession of the academic degree of Bachelor of Legal and Social Sciences or Bachelor of Law and who also have a Master's degree.
Exceptionally, those with a Bachelor's degree in other sciences who demonstrate research capacity that allow them to conclude that they will be able to study the Program satisfactorily, must in any case have a Master's degree in Law.
The Academic Committee may accept the application of graduates in Legal and Social Sciences or Law Graduates who do not have a Master's degree, provided that the applicant demonstrates that they have a research capacity that allows it to conclude that the former may prepare the Doctoral Thesis Project during their first semester in the Program.

Graduate profile

The Doctors of Law graduated from the Law School of the University of Chile will be able to independently develop original research in Legal Sciences, which will enable them to be inserted in the academic discussion of their disciplines.

Lines of investigation

The Research Lines of the Doctoral Program cover the following areas:
1.- Human Rights.
2.- Environment.
3.- Global Challenge for Democracy.
4.- Respect for the rule of law and democratic principles in times of emergency.
5.- The protection of fundamental rights (freedom of expression, privacy, data protection, non-discrimination and education).
6.- Behavior, rationality, causality and responsibility.
7.- State, individual and rights.
8.- Power, company and market.
9.- Family, childhood and aging.
10.- Pluralism and human diversity. Gender, indigenous peoples and migrations.
11.- Associativity, creativity, innovation and technological development.
12.- Conflict, social control, justice and institutions.