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:
  • Oral presentations or posters at national or international conferences
    With the guidance of their thesis supervisor, PhD students prepare a paper on a particular aspect of their research to be presented before an expert audience at a national or international conference.
  • Presentation of a paper at a departmental symposium
    Students may present their latest research findings at scientific symposiums organised by the department itself, or by its research groups.
  • Participation in internal seminars of the research group / department
    The PhD student must justify attending a minimum of 5 seminars or conferences during the entire doctorate.

Optional activities:
  • Symposiums for young researchers
    A meeting point for young researchers, whose objective is to provide practice in presenting research and critically analysing it with their peers.
  • Training activities to improve comprehension of the field of study
    These activities can be organised by the PhD programme itself, by the university or by other national or international bodies, and must be agreed on each year by students and the programme heads.
  • Research paper sent to a high-impact scientific journal
    Closely monitored by the thesis supervisor, students must write a research paper presenting initial findings from their research and submit this for publication in a high-impact scientific journal.
  • Participation in workshops or methodological specialization courses
    For example, the programme offers a course of optional duration of 8 hours for basic skills in different programs that should be used in the preparation of the thesis (Scopus / WoK, Mendeley, resources and knowledge of ethics / copyright, atlas .ti, ORCID and others).
  • Research stay in national or foreign research centers, public or private
    It will be valued that the doctoral student makes a research stay in a research center of recognized prestige or interest for his thesis during the preparation of the PhD thesis. The PhD student must justify a minimum of 15 days in the same center to be accredited to have done this activity.
  • Linguistic competence course for scientific communication
    The PhD student must justify this activity with a certificate of attendance in order to be recognized by the PhD programme.
  • Language course or improvement of teaching in English
    The PhD student must justify this activity with a certificate of attendance in order to be recognized by the PhD programme.
  • Collaboration in teaching tasks (scholarship holders)
    Support for teaching in undergraduate and master classes. The trainees have to do a minimum of 60 hours so that the activity can be counted in their academic record.

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