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Biomedicine - Training activities

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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 current 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).

Bridging courses will be scheduled individually, depending on the assessment of the thesis supervisor, who will detect specific shortcomings related to the research line that have not been covered in the students' previous education. Students who have completed any of the official master's degrees offered by the URV in the field of health will probably not require any bridging courses.

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. With the aim of fostering the international mobility of our students, the doctoral programme annually offers among 3 to 5 grants of 3000 € (more information here).

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