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.

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 give the programme coordinator certification of having attended at least 20 hours of conferences or seminars related to the area of knowledge of their thesis at the end of their study period.
  • Attendance at working doctoral groups
    Students must provide certification of having attended a working doctoral group, department or research group seminars, or national or international conferences, and of having given a specialist presentation related to their research topic in at least one of these events.

Optional activities:

  • Research paper sent to a high-impact scientific journal
    This involves writing a research paper, preferably in the second or third year and under the guidance of the thesis supervisor, to be sent to a high-impact scientific journal or other science publication. The topic may be directly or indirectly related to the thesis.
  • Research sta?� T?|??��������??ate centres, at home or abroad.
    Students can undertake research stays at other universities and research centres at home or abroad, chosen for their scientific interest. At the same time, they can take other certifiable training activities
  • Giving a seminar on the research project
    Students' official training records can include collaboration in disseminating their research team's work to specialist or non-specialist audiences, within or outside the department itself.
  • Involvement in research project preparation
    Officially recognised training activities include those in which students take part in the different stages of research project preparation (state of the art, formulation of objectives, planning, etc.), and in other tasks carried out by the research team.

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