These are semester-long courses given through UOC's own virtual teaching-learning process, which provide advanced training on methodologies for research in some of the possible areas for the research project. They are compulsory for students who have not previously acquired this training and they must be undertaken and passed in the first semester.
They will provide advanced knowledge and mastery of varied research methodologies to prepare the student to successfully approach the analysis of some aspects of network and information technologies.
As an example, the methodology courses that might be included in the student's academic itinerary during the first semester of the research phase are listed below.
| Timeframe || Network and Information Technologies Area || ECTS credits |
| 1st semester || Research Methodologies in Network and Information Technologies || 6 |
| 1st semester || Research Techniques in Network and Information Technologies || 6 |
Note: the information on this page is provided for orientation purposes and is not binding. For specific information regarding objectives, course content, materials, methodology, evaluation and key dates for the courses indicated, consult your teaching plan, which will be available to the doctoral candidate in the corresponding classroom at the start of the semester.