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:

  • Research paper sent to a high-impact scientific journal
    Written with the help of the thesis supervisor, the research paper is submitted to an academic journal for external, anonymous selection. The paper must be on a topic directly related to the aims and content of the student's research plan.
    Assessment or verification of the activity: documentary proof of submission to a journal as described above. The paper does not have to be accepted for publication, and it is not essential to have received a response from the journal.
  • Involvement in research project preparation
    The Doctoral Research Proposal is written, with the help of the thesis supervisor, The student writes a research proposal, detailing the research topic, the state of the art as seen from a review of the literature, and the gap in current knowledge that the student's research is intended to bridge. The proposal must specify the methodology to be used and the sources consulted, and must demonstrate viability in terms of the time period established for completing the thesis. Students and supervisors are provided with a guide on meeting the above requirement.
    Assessment or verification: Supervisor's approval of the student's thesis proposal. Approval of the thesis proposal by the academic committee of the PhD programme.
  • Giving a seminar on the research project
    Giving a seminar (of the type: "Workshop on doctoral thesis projects") on the research project. Presentation of a draft thesis proposal (before submitting the definitive text for approval by the academic committee of the PhD programme) in a seminar on research project design in which several students present and discuss their projects.
    Assessment or verification: documentary proof of having given the presentation, supplied by the activity's organisers.

Optional activities:

  • Attendance at seminars or lectures given by experts in the subject area
    These can be seminars organised by the department or by other departments of business or economics at the UAB or another university.
    Assessment or verification: written confirmation from the person in charge of attendance at the seminar.
  • Research stays in public or private centres, at home or abroad
    As proposed by the supervisor, a stay at a research centre that could contribute to the scientific quality of the student's thesis.
    Assessment or verification: the supervisor oversees the student's tasks and confirms any findings deriving from the stay.
  • Participation in internal seminars organised by the research group or the department
    Seminar run by the department every two weeks, or others, as indicated by the supervisor.
    Assessment or verification: written confirmation from the person in charge of attendance at the seminar.
  • Participation in workshops or courses on methodological specialisation
    Specific workshops that the supervisor considers favourable to the quality and results of the student's research.
    Assessment or verification: written confirmation of attendance at the event.
  • Oral presentations or posters at national or international conferences
    A presentation given at an academic conference (not aimed at the general public) for which papers undergo an anonymous selection process.
    Assessment or verification: written confirmation of the presentation.
  • Presentation of a paper at a departmental symposium
    A internal rehearsal for a possible presentation or poster to be made at an external event, as described above.
    Assessment or verification: written confirmation from the person in charge of the session.

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