Transferable skills training

PhD programmes include both transversal and specific activities in the area of each programme.

Transversal activities are useful for people who are doing their doctorate outside their area of knowledge, since they offer the opportunity to acquire transversal competences during the training period of the PhD programme. You can find the transversal activities organised by the UAB and presented by the School for Doctoral Studies in all together in this section for quick and easy access to the information.

For the specific activities, you can find the information in individual folders for each of the PhD programmes.

Within the transversal activities are included language courses that the Language Service of the UAB program specifically for PhD students: the course Support for writing a doctoral thesis in Catalan and the course Thesis writing in English.

For further information on how to get the attendance certificates for transversal activities, please contact Gestió Note that those activities organised by the Servei de Llengües ( and Servei de Biblioteques ( are directly certified by them.