What are PhD studies?

The doctorate is the highest academic certification that can be awarded by the university and its aim is to provide students with advanced training in research techniques.

Doctoral studies are organised through PhD programmes that develop a training plan consisting of a set of training activities aimed at acquiring competences and skills, culminating in the preparation and defence of the doctoral thesis, an original research work that completes the training process as a researcher. Its presentation and defence leads to the award of the title of Doctor and qualifies you as a self-employed worker in the field of R+D+i.

The DOCTOR level is level 4 of the MECES (Spanish Qualifications Framework for Higher Education), which corresponds to level 8 of the European Qualifications Framework. Successful completion of doctoral studies will entitle the holder to the title of Doctor, with the name that appears in the RUCT.