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Ph.D. Research Skills training program

Ph.D. programs at uc3m under the RD 99/2011 Rules and Regulations for Doctoral Studies in Spain may require the completion of 6 credits of research skills training during your doctoral training period.

Contact seguimientodoctorado@uc3m.es for inquiries.

Research Skills training options

 

Options Description Notes Enrollment Fees
A Master's degree modules or subjects at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • The master's degree must be different from the one you took prior to your Ph.D.
Fees: €49,84 - 69,93 per credit, according to lab-based workload.

Further information on  Tuition fees

This option must be previously approved by the Academic Committee of your Ph.D. program.

Submit first your enrollment application to the Postgraduate Office in your campus. This application must list your choice of modules, including a brief endorsement report by your tutor/advisor, and state the amount of credits for recognition:

   -If the module is part of an official Master's program, the total credits will be the same as for Master's students. 

   -For modules from other Master's degrees ( School of Continuing Education at uc3m), your proposal must include your tutor/advisor's estimation of credits.

The Academic Committee will receive and evaluate your proposal in a timely manner. If approved, you will be contacted shortly after in order to fulfill your module enrollment and fees payment.
 

B Courses not hosted by the Doctoral School at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • For this option, you may choose any cross-curricular course (abilities common to all Ph.D. disciplines).
  • Some examples of training that is suitable for this option are summer school courses at other universities, courses taken during international research visits, courses hosted by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid outside the Doctoral School, etc.

Fees: €12,46 per recognized credit.

These courses must be previously approved by your tutor/advisor, but no authorization document is required until completion.

Once you have completed the course, please submit your application for credit recognition attaching proof of the course completion (certificate, etc.) to the Postgraduate Office on campus. Your application must include your tutor or advisor's endorsement and credits proposal. The Academic Committee of your program will evaluate your application. If approved, you will be contacted in order to process the fees payment.

C Online courses
  • For this option, you may choose any cross-curricular course (abilities common to all Ph.D. disciplines).

Fees: €12,46 per recognized credit.

These courses must be previously approved by your tutor/advisor, but no authorizaton document is required until completion.

Please note: Certificates awarded by some online platforms do not state the student's identity. Make sure your identity is verified (check with your tutor/advisor if necessary) in order to have your application submitted to the Academic Committee.

Once you have completed the course, submit your application for credit recognition to the Postgraduate Office in your campus, attaching proof of the course completion. Your application must include your tutor/advisor's endorsement and credit estimation, as well as the validation criteria for any assignment or coursework you may have done.

The Academic Committee will evaluate your application in a timely manner. If approved, you will be contacted shortly after in order to fulfill the fees payment. 

D Courses hosted by the Doctoral School at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Research skills training courses at the Doctoral School Fees: €49,84 per credit (when applicable)

These courses and seminars must be previously approved by your tutor/advisor. 

Submit first your application form  filled out and signed by your tutor/advisor and yourself, to seguimientodoctorado@uc3m.es or to the Postgraduate Office in your campus.

Once your application is validated, you will be contacted shortly after in order to fulfill the fees payment (when applicable). 

 

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