Doctoral studies are not scheduled by credits, but coursing formative activities during your permanence in your doctoral program is obligatory. Number of hours and type of formative activities to course (transversal, specific…) are specified on the current accreditation report of each doctoral program.
As a doctoral student you can take the Transversal Training Activities, organised by the Doctoral School; and the Specific Training Activities, organised by each Doctoral Programme.
No, but it is advisable, and always in accordance to what is established on the current accreditation report of each doctoral program and always under supervision of your thesis director or tutor.
The current accreditation report of each doctoral program specifies which formative activities are to be considered as training for the PhD student. They usually include activities from other institutions or centers outside the University of Valladolid.
In general, they are published on the website of each doctoral programme, in the section "Training activities". You can access the different programmes: PhD Programmes.
The training activities organised by the School can be consulted on the EsDUVa website in the section Training-Transversal Training Activities.
This access to the activities is carried out through a first pre-registration, to which all doctoral students of the EsDUVa have access. There are at least two application periods: December (for activities of the quarter January-March) and March (for activities of April-June). Finally, according to the offered places and the admission criteria, selected applicants will be informed, by email, of their admission on the formative activity as well as the steps to follow for the enrollment.
For both prescription and enrolment, there is a help manual published on the EsDUVa website, in the Transversal Training Activities section.
Once you have coursed a formative activity, the Doctoral School will send the certificate to the student.
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