Doctoral programs attached to EIDEMAR
Under the aforementioned Royal Decree 99/2011, the most important characteristics of the new Doctoral Programs are the following:
- They have a normal duration of 3 academic years, or 5 years if the student opts for the part-time modality (there is also the possibility of an extension and temporary withdrawal in accordance with article 14 of the Regulations).
- The doctoral program is made up of a set of training and research activities, each of which comprises a minimum number of working hours. To end these activities, it is necessary to complete a total minimum of 600 hours, before the defense of the doctoral thesis.
- When applying for admission, the student indicates the preferred line (s) of research(s) among those provided for in the Doctoral Program, with the Academic Commission of the Doctoral Program being responsible for assigning the line and appointing the tutor, responsible for adaptation from the training and research activity of the doctoral student to the principles of the programs and, where appropriate, of the doctoral schools. The specific activities that the student will carry out are determined in accordance with the tutor, and their monitoring is carried out through an individualized registry called the Doctoral Student Activity Document (DAD).
- In the first six months, the academic commission of the doctoral program assigns the doctoral student its doctoral thesis director (it is also possible to request the appointment of a co-director for academic reasons). Before the end of the first year, the doctoral student must prepare a Research Plan (instead of the old Doctoral Thesis Project), the content of which can be improved and detailed during the course of the studies.
- Annually, the academic commission of the program evaluates the Research Plan and the Document of Activities of each doctoral student together with the reports that the tutor and the director issue for this purpose.
- The doctorate culminates with the presentation of the Doctoral Thesis, an original research work prepared by the candidate related to the scientific, technical or artistic field of the doctoral program carried out. The thesis must train the doctoral student for autonomous and professional work in the field of I+D+i.
More Information at https://www.uca.es/posgrado/doctorado