The doctoral studies have a maximum duration of three years studying full-time or five years studying part-time, counting from the doctoral student's admission to the programme until their presentation of the doctoral thesis. Maternity or paternity leave and long-term sick leave that the programme's Academic Committee considers appropriate is not included when calculating this period.

However, the Academic Committee may authorize an extension of this time by the maximum periods stipulated in the relevant legislation, and under the conditions established by the relevant doctoral programme.

An activity report is personalized for each student after enrolment on the programme. This document contains all the activities established by the Academic Committee for the doctoral student's development.

Before the end of the first year, students must submit a research plan that includes the methodology used and the objectives that they wish to achieve, together with the means and timeframe for producing the thesis.

Each year, the programme's Academic Committee assesses each doctoral student's research plan and activity report, together with the reports issued by the tutor, thesis supervisor and the other members of the doctoral thesis committee. A favourable assessment of the plan is an essential requirement for continuing on the programme.

Itinerary and duration
On-site research period activities organized for students Date of completion

Selection and admission

  • Personal interview (in person or online)
  • Decision on the call
  • Acceptance
February to May - year 0

Access

  • Assignment of the doctoral thesis committee
  • Assignment of a personalized learning pathway
June - year 0

1st academic year - 1st semester

  • Take and pass courses and activities included in the personalized learning pathway
  • Take part in the doctoral programme's research seminar
  • Sign the doctoral student agreement
September to February - 1st year

1st academic year - 2nd semester

  • Take and pass courses and activities included in the personalized learning pathway
  • Take part in the doctoral programme's research seminar
  • Carry out the research project
  • Preparation of the grant renewal document by the supervisor
  • Assessment of the research project by the doctoral thesis committee and the doctoral programme's Academic Committee
February to July - 1st year

2nd year

  • Take part in the doctoral programme's research seminar
    Submit the activity report
    Annual assessment by the doctoral thesis committee and the doctoral programme's Academic Committee
    Preparation of the grant renewal document by the supervisor
    Preparation of the doctoral thesis
September to July - 2nd year

3rd year

  • Finish work on the doctoral thesis
  • Prior assessment of the doctoral thesis by the doctoral thesis committee and the doctoral programme's Academic Committee
  • Thesis submission and defence
  • Reading and defence of the doctoral thesis
September to July - 3rd year
Online research period activities organized for students Date of completion

Selection and admission

  • Personal interview (in person or by telephone)
  • Decision on the call
  • Acceptance
February to May - year 0

Access

  • Assignment of the doctoral thesis committee
  • Assignment of a personalized learning pathway
June - year 0

1st academic year - 1st semester

  • Take and pass courses and activities included in the personalized learning pathway
  • Sign the doctoral student agreement
September to February - 1st year

1st academic year - 2nd semester

  • Take and pass courses and activities included in the personalized learning pathway
  • Carry out the research project
  • Assessment of the research project by the doctoral thesis committee and the doctoral programme's Academic Committee
February to July - 1st year

2nd and subsequent years

  • Submit the activity report
  • Annual assessment by the doctoral thesis committee and the doctoral programme's
  • Academic Committee
  • Preparation of the doctoral thesis
September to July - 2nd, 3rd and 4th years

5th year

  • Finish work on the doctoral thesis
  • Prior assessment of the doctoral thesis by the doctoral thesis committee and the doctoral programme's Academic Committee
  • Thesis submission and defence
  • Reading and defence of the doctoral thesis
September to July - 5th year

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