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Structure of doctoral degrees according to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)

Structure of doctoral degrees according to the each regulation:

 

RD 99/2011

List of programmes regulated by the decree 99/2011

Structure of doctoral degrees according to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA)


Doctoral degrees based on Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies, have the following features:


Doctoral studies are official university courses whose purpose is the acquisition of skills related to high-level scientific research.


Doctoral programmes are the set of training and research activities that lead to a doctoral qualification.


Research skills: doctoral studies must ensure that doctoral candidates acquire basic research skills, professional capacities and the ability to innovate and be creative.


Doctoral thesis: A doctoral thesis is an original piece of research carried out by the doctoral student in any of the disciplines in which doctoral studies are taught at the UPC. The UPC has procedures in place for monitoring work on the thesis that ensure quality and guarantee the commitment of the doctoral student, who will defend it publicly to a panel of examiners who are experts on the topic. Most of the examiners on this panel will be external to the UPC.

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