Universidad Azteca International Network System


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Name of qualification and title conferred:
Doctor en filosofía (PhD)
Main Fields of study for the qualification:

Name and status of awarding institution:

Universidad Azteca, accredited university. The doctoral degree is already submitted and in process for recognition at SEP.

Level of the qualification: Doctorate

 Official length of the program:

The Mexican higher education system requires at least 300 Mexican credits (240 ECTS credits) for admission, plus 150 créditos (120 ECTS) in academic and scientific curriculum, plus the dissertation project and dissertation (75 créditos, 60 ECTS). Transfer of credits is possible with academic and scientific curriculum courses.

Access requirements:

The minimum entrance requirement is either a Bologna level 2 or Masters Degree awarded by an accredited and recognized college or university or other recognized degree awarding body, or an equivalent qualification of at least 240 ECTS credits.

Mode of study:

Distance and Blended-Learning – Dissertation

Grading Scheme:

Assessment is divided between continuous assessment of assignments and end of course assessment of examinations. Student performance is measured either tutor-marked or computer-marked. The final course result depends on the overall performance.

Information on the function of the qualification (Dublin Descriptors):

Qualifications that signify completion of the third cycle are awarded to students who:

  • Have demonstrated a systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of the skills and methods of research associated with that field.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research with scholarly integrity.
  • Have made a contribution through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication.
  • Are capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • Can communicate with their peers, the larger scholarly community and with society in general about their areas of expertise.
  • Can be expected to be able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement in a knowledge based society.