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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 uc3m
  • 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 at other institutions

For this option, you may choose any course that fits the description of Research Skills courses (focused on the acquisition of abilities common to all Ph.D. disciplines). Some examples:

  • Summer School courses
  • Courses on international Ph.D. research programs

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 to the Postgraduate Office in your campus. Your application must include your tutor/advisor's endorsement and credit estimation. The Academic Committee of your program will evaluate your application in a timely manner, establishing the final amount of credits recognized for each course. If approved, you will be contacted shortly after in order to fulfill the fees payment.

C Online courses

For this option, you may choose any course that fits the description of Research Skills courses (focused on the acquisition of abilities common to all Ph.D. disciplines). Some examples of online course platforms are:

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), as this is a major requirement for every document to be submitted to the Academic Committee for review afterwards.

Once you have completed the course, submit your application for credit recognition to the Postgraduate Office in your campus. 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 at uc3m's Doctoral School 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 enrollment application  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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