The Expert Degree in Leadership and Civic Engagement of the Centre for Studies, Training and Social Analysis is an innovative and exclusive training initiative, designed for those students with political and cultural concerns who wish to receive sound training in the field of conservative ideas.
The course consists of two monthly face-to-face meetings, on Saturday mornings, from October 2022 to May 2023. Each meeting will consist of (active) work by the students with the lecturer for the first four hours. Afterwards, a renowned expert in the field will share his or her experience and knowledge with the students. The session will end with an informal lunch meeting between the lecturer, the guest speaker and the students.
Throughout their training and in a virtual manner, students will be able to communicate online with an expert tutor in each area of knowledge, who will be able to monitor the progress made by the students in the texts and materials provided by the lecturer of each subject. In addition, at the end of the course, students will be required to give a 10-15 minute speech on leadership and civic engagement in front of an academic panel in order to obtain the degree.
Internship in the United States
The best two students, in the opinion of the academic team of the Degree, will be rewarded with a scholarship to enjoy a three-month internship in a prestigious think tank or academic institution in the United States.
Start and end dates
October 2022 to May 2023
28 ECTs - 96 classroom hours
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
two Saturdays a month
Graduates under 35 years of age
Expert Degree in Leadership
and Civic Engagement
Ms MARÍA SAN GIL NOAIN
Graduate in Trilingual Biblical Philology from the Pontifical University of Salamanca.
She has worked extensively in the political sphere in her native land, the Basque Country:
- Deputy Mayor of San Sebastian City Council (1999-2002).
- President of the Basque Partido Popular (2004-2008).
- Member of the Basque Parliament (2005-2008).
She has been vice-president of the Villacisneros Foundation and promoter of NEOS.
Mr Fernando Nistal González
What do I need to know?
Mr Elio A. Gallego García
Mr Carlos Rodríguez Braun
Mr Alejandro Rodríguez de la Peña
Mr Higinio Marín Pedreño
Philosophy and religion
How can I act?
Mr Alejandro Macarrón Larumbe
Dialogue and negotiation
Mr Fernando Lázaro Fernández
Mass Media and Social Networks
Mr Rafael Rubio Núñez
Public discourse, oratory and argumentation
Mr Jorge Soley Climent
Associations and Political Parties
In the personal interview, the candidate's individual and professional objectives will be discussed, as well as the candidate's suitability for the programme. In addition, the candidate will be informed about the structure of the programme, the methodology applied, the composition of the faculty, the candidate's dedication and the level of demand.
FORM + CV
Enrolment, financing and grants
Enrolment fee: €2,300
*There will be a system of study grants depending on each applicant.