At the start of the research period of the doctoral programme, the UOC will map out a personalized learning pathway for each student, taking into account their research skills and knowledge (particularly in terms of research methodologies) and research interests. This pathway may therefore involve the following training activities: methodology courses, seminars and complementary activities aimed at training in research. When the training activities are included in the personalized learning pathway, the student must take them and pass them.

Type of training activity Duration Teaching-learning format Timeframe Compulsory/Optional
Courses One semester Online During the research period Recommended
Bridging courses One semester Online 1st year (1st or 2nd semester) Optional
Training seminars Two months Online During the research period Highly recommended
Research, transfer and entrepreneurship courses One semester Online During the research period Optional
Complementary activities 10 hours Online During the research period Optional
Courses
Courses Duration
Social Science Research Project Design 25 h
Advanced Quantitative Methodologies in Research on the Information Society 25 h
Advanced Qualitative Methodologies in Research on the Information Society 25 h
Training seminars
Training seminars Duration
Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Network Society 25 h
Research Seminars (compulsory) 25 h
Complementary activities
Complementary activities Duration
Academic Writing 100 h
Effective Oral Presentations 50 h
Entrepreneurship 50 h
Patents and Copyright Protection 50 h
Mobility 600 h
Production of a working paper or scientific article (compulsory) 75 h
Responsible Research & Innovation (RRI) for Researchers 75 h
Searching for Academic Information 5 h
Bibliographic Reference Management 6 h
Where to Publish: How to Identify Leading Journals 6 h
Open Access 6 h

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Teaching starting: September 2023