PhD in Art History and Musicology
The PhD programmes include research training that is both transferrable and specific to the area of each programme and consists of both compulsory and optional activities.
All the activities that the PhD student must complete are recorded in an activities document, but in any case there are compulsory activities that must be completed in the first academic years. It may also include transferrable activities offered by the same university.
Other professional who are not PhD holders may participate in these activities as long as they hold a relevant qualification in the corresponding area.
For this PhD programme the following training activities are scheduled.
Participation in internal seminars organised by the research group or the department
Research groups within the Department of Art and Musicology's PhD programme regularly hold seminars in which to present findings, problems to be solved, and other issues relating to their research progress.
PhD students must take part in the seminars that are closest to the topic of their doctoral thesis, explaining their research process and joining in the debates.
As well as the seminars to which they are assigned by the thesis tutor and the thesis supervisor, students may attend the internal seminars of any other group.
Oral presentations or posters at national or international conferences
Students must give a presentation, under the supervision of the thesis tutor, at a national or international specialist conference, and must provide the corresponding academic certificates.
Attendance at seminars or lectures given by experts in the subject area
The PhD programme in Art History and Musicology organises the "Jornades d'experts en art i musicologia", which lasts a minimum of five hours and includes lectures and a seminar given by experts in art history and musicology. Students may also attend other seminars and lectures related to their research field, at home or abroad, in which case they should provide the corresponding certificates of attendance.
Research paper sent to a high-impact scientific journal
As part of their training activities, students may publish a research paper in a high-impact journal, under the direct supervision of their thesis tutor.
Research stays in public or private centres, at home or abroad
It is highly recommended to undertake stays at prestigious research centres (research institutes, university departments, conservatories, museums, etc.) at home or abroad. Students must provide official documents to certify this.
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