Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Training activities

The main activity undertaken by doctoral students is research and, in this respect, doctoral programmes also provide courses to supplement these studies. You can see what training activities are on offer.

Cross-disciplinary training activities

The URV offers a range of cross-disciplinary training activities that doctoral students can choose to complement their scientific training.

These activities are common to all doctoral programmes. They broaden the knowledge of students, fostering generic skills and interdisciplinary relations between them.

See the cross-disciplinary training activities for the 2016-17 academic year

Specific training activities

In addition to the cross-disciplinary training activities, the doctoral programme includes a series of specific training activities (some optional and some compulsory).

The training activities of the programme are of three types:

1.    Those organised by the URV's Postgraduate and Doctoral School.

2.    Those organised by the Academic Committee of the doctoral programme.

3.    Those organised by the research groups involved in the doctoral programme.

The thesis supervisors of the doctoral programme will guide students on the activities that they should carry out according to their needs and academic interests.

Mobility and scientific exchange activities

The doctoral programme can be taken entirely at the URV, or it can be taken through distance learning if so agreed with the thesis supervisor. However, mobility is an added value to the doctoral training, so it is usually recommended that students undertake a research stay abroad.

If a research stay outside Spain is undertaken for a minimum of three months, and the requirements of Royal Decree 99/2011 are met, the doctoral students may obtain the International Doctor Mention.

More information about the mobility: Mobility