Training activities

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.

You can also do other mobility, under the Erasmus programme, both studies and internships. Check the information in the corresponding links.

To include these activities in your academic record, please check this video (click on the subtitle icon at the bottom right corner).

For this PhD programme the following training activities are scheduled.


Mandatory activities:


  • Attendance at seminars or lectures given by experts in the subject area
    PhD students must attend at least two of the five-hour seminars scheduled over the year. At least three seminars are scheduled per semester, (in November and May). Each academic year the doctoral programme’s academic committee approves the contents and dates of the seminars. Students can also attend training sessions at the School for Doctoral Studies, or external ones, which can be recognised as equivalent to seminars.
    A certificate of attendance is issued after attendance has been verified and on presentation of a summary.
  • Research paper sent to a high-impact scientific journal
    Great importance is attached to the publication of research papers and to conference presentations. Before completing the thesis students should have published at least one article in an indexed journal and given several conference presentations. This is to be demonstrated by means of certificates of attendance, publication etc. Mobility: students are eligible for internal and external funding for enrolment fees, travel costs, etc. (see calls for grant applications).


Optional activities:


  • Attendance on working doctoral groups
    Students may attend research group sessions with the permission of the head of the group. The latter will issue a certificate of attendance.
  • Research stays in public or private centres, at home or abroad
    Students should spend at least three months at a research centre or university abroad during the programme. This is a condition for obtaining the International Doctoral Research Component.
    Mobility: mobility grants from different bodies.


Check the schedule of training activities (in spanish) of the programme.

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