The maximum duration of the programme is three years if pursued full-time and five years if part-time, counting from the doctoral candidate's admission to the programme until presentation of the doctoral thesis. Calculation of this period does not include parental leave or extended sick leave the Academic Commission of the programme considers justified.

Permanence regulations

The following are causes for definitive withdrawal from the doctoral programme:

  • The expiry of the periods of stay and, if applicable, of any extensions that may have been authorised.
  • The refusal of the requested extensions, in accordance with Article 21.2.
  • Failure to formalise enrolment within the deadlines and in the manner established by the Doctoral School without having requested temporary withdrawal.
  • When the acceptance of the research plan has not been requested within the period established by the Doctoral School.
  • When the acceptance of the research plan has not been requested within the period established by the Doctoral School.
  • Having obtained two negative evaluations in the research plan and/or in the annual activities document, in accordance with article 36.3 of these regulations.
  • When two negative evaluations have been obtained in the research plan and/or in the annual activities document, in accordance with article 36.3 of these regulations.
  • When the documents established by the programme's academic committee for the annual assessment and monitoring of the research plan have not been submitted within the established deadline.
  • Those that may arise from the corresponding disciplinary sanctions, in accordance with the UOC's Regulations on Rights and Duties.

 

Control procedures

The completion of the activities proposed in the training plan at the beginning of the doctoral programme and the submission of the research plan at the end of the first year and in subsequent years of the activities document will be the mechanisms for monitoring the progress of the research, always under the supervision of the thesis supervisor.

The assignment of the thesis supervisor is made by the programme's Academic Committee during the first three months after enrolment. The thesis supervisor is ultimately responsible for conducting all the doctoral student's research work. 

Upcoming admission: April 2021

Teaching starting: September 2022