Training activities

The PhD programmes include research training that is both transferrable and specific to the area of each programme and consists of both compulsory and optional activities.

All the activities that the PhD student must complete are recorded in an activities document, but in any case there are compulsory activities that must be completed in the first academic years. It may also include transferrable activities offered by the same university.

Other professional who are not PhD holders may participate in these activities as long as they hold a relevant qualification in the corresponding area.

You can also do other mobility, under the Erasmus programme, both studies and internships. Check the information in the corresponding links.

To include these activities in your academic record, please check this video (click on the subtitle icon at the bottom right corner).

For this PhD programme the following training activities are scheduled:

Mandatory activities:

  • Attendance at seminars or lectures given by experts in the subject area
    The Department of Economics and Economic History, together with the Institute of Economic Analysis of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), runs the following seminars on a weekly basis. Seminar on Applied Economics, Seminar on Microeconomics, and Seminar on Macroeconomics. As part of their training PhD students must attend the seminars that correspond to their research area.

  • Giving a seminar on the research project
    As preparation for entering the job market, all final-year PhD students must present their research in a seminar.

  • Participation in internal seminars organised by the research group or the department
    In addition to the above seminars, there are also two internal seminars in which lecturers and students discuss their research and present their latest work. These are: Social Choice and Game Theory, and Macroeconomics.

  • Job market sessions
    As preparation for entering the job market, students take part in these mock interviews with a panel of lecturers, who assess the candidates.

  • Research papers
    All students write three research papers that form part of their thesis. If deemed appropriate, the academic committee of the PhD programme can allow a thesis to comprise only two papers.

Optional activities:

  • Summer Schools
    The thesis supervisor recommends students, where appropriate, to take part in summer schools focusing on their research area.

  • Symposiums for young researchers
    The thesis supervisor recommends students, where appropriate, to take part in symposiums.

  • Oral presentations or posters at national or international conferences.
    The thesis supervisor recommends students, where appropriate, to take part in conferences.


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