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Doctoral management processes (RD 778/1998) - Management of administrative procedures

Recognition of research aptitude

 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS Once students have satisfactorily completed the taught courses and the research period, they must make a public presentation to an examination panel of the knowledge they have acquired from the courses, seminars and the supervised research work.

The presentation is usually made during the academic year following the satisfactory completion of the research period and under no circumstances can it be made during the academic year in which the student started the programme. The department will determine the period during which the presentation will be made, and will inform the students of the exact date and the place where they will be required to speak.

The examination panel proposed by the departments/coordinators and directors of the doctoral programmes must be approved by the Postgraduate and Doctoral Committee. It must be made up of three doctors, one of whom must not belong to the aforementioned department or departments. They must be active researchers from the URV or, if they do not belong to the University, have a similar profile. They may, for example, belong to another university or the Consell Superior d’Investigacions Científiques (Higher Scientific Research Council). One of the members of the examination panel must be a university professor, who will act as the chair. The proposal should also put forward three substitute members.

See the section "Procediment Suficiència Investigadora Tribunal Únic per a l'Avaluació del DEA"

Application procedure
Who: The student (having satisfactorily completed the taught courses and the research period)
Where: The secretary’s office of the department organizing the programme.
When: During the academic year after the satisfactory completion of the research period and when the department sets the day and time for the Examination Panel.
How: By presenting the following documents:

Application form requesting to be examined by the Examination Panel.
• Any other documents specified by the Department.

Observations: See the section Procediment Suficiència Investigadora Tribunal Únic per a l'Avaluació del DEA
Resolution of the application:
Who: The department/s organizing the programme
Where: As soon as the department confirms that the students have satisfactorily completed the taught courses and the research period of the doctoral programmes.
How: By returning the application to the students and informing them of the date they will be examined and the place where the examination will be held.
Observations: With the application, the students will have to go to the Academic Management and Students Service or the secretary’s office of their faculty or school to pay the research aptitude examination fee. If appropriate, they can present the large family concession card so that the fee can be waived (the only discount applicable for this concept).
End of the process:
Who: The student
Where: The Academic Management Service
How: By presenting the stamped bank receipt to show that the fees established by the Decree on Prices have been paid.
Observations: In the event that the grade awarded is Fail, the student will have to apply to be examined again and also pay the corresponding fees.

Those students who have paid the research aptitude examination fees and who, for personal reasons, cannot do the examination will have to pay the fees again if they wish to be examined at another time.