What is the PhD?
If you enjoy discovering, researching and innovating, the PhD is the degree that allows you to immerse yourself in a specific field and generate knowledge.
The promotion It is a form of study whose main activity consists in deepening the study of a subject that is related to the degree or master’s degree. The training ends with the development and defense of a PhD thesis which contains the original results of the scientific research carried out.
Currently the official higher education system It is divided into courses of study in the first cycle (degrees), the second cycle (official master’s degrees) and the third cycle (doctorates). Therefore, the doctorate makes that higher academic degree that can be achieved.
Its duration varies between a minimum duration 3 years full-time and 5 years part-time, depending on personal circumstances.
There is the possibility of completing a doctorate in whole or in part abroad as well as the title of a international doctorate If you meet a minimum level of internationalization during your doctorate, such as B. a minimum stay of 3 months abroad or the presentation of part of the dissertation in a foreign language used for communication in your academic field.
How do you get a doctorate?
In general, to gain access to these studies, you must be in possession of one Bachelor degree or equivalent and a official master’s degree or equivalent and have passed a total of 300 credits in both courses.
Each university can found another Specific requirements for the selection of candidates. Some examples can be:
- Academic career.
- Work experience.
- Research experience.
- Linguistic proficiency.
Some promotions may require Training supplement specifically access.
How can I finance my doctoral studies?
Scholarships to finance the tuition fees for doctoral studies are usually provided with the Doctoral contracts, Employment contracts between the researcher and the university at which the research is carried out. Public bodies offer grants to promote this type of contract and to promote academic training in doctoral programs.
- Doctoral contracts of the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training.
- Aid for the training of university teachers (FPU): Scholarships for the preparation of doctoral theses in Spanish universities. They enable progress in obtaining the doctoral degree and the acquisition of university teaching skills in exchange for a …