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.
PhD students can progress further in their area of research through stays abroad, which may, when appropriate, come within the framework of bilateral joint-supervision agreements with a foreign university (thesis under joint international supervision) and within the international doctoral research component.
On the proposal of the academic tribunal for a PhD programme, the UAB may make agreements with foreign universities or centres of higher education that are authorised to award PhD qualifications for the purpose of preparing the PhD thesis.
In that case the PhD student will carry out research under the control and responsibility of a thesis supervisor in each of the institutions in the agreement, and these in turn will each award the PhD qualification on the basis of a single thesis.
Joint supervision agreements may only be signed during the first year of the research work, counted from the day the student is accepted on the PhD programme.
The period for working on the thesis will be split between the two centres and the minimum stay at the UAB must ne a total of nine months, which may be divided into shorter periods.
See the detailed application procedure for joint international supervision (in Spanish).
The PhD qualification may also include the International Doctoral Research Component, as long as the following conditions are fulfilled:
See the detailed application procedure for the International Doctoral Research Component (in Spanish).
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