Our doctoral programme is an in-person programme that carries out all of its activities in English. These activities aim at preparing students to become independent researchers pursuing a scientific career. The Academic Committee of the doctoral programme will assess the student's progress towards completing the doctoral thesis every year. This assessment is based on the annual academic activitie and the approval of your thesis supervisor.

Students have 2 opportunities to present their requirements annually:

  • 1st call: deadline to present your results: May 31st (The results of the annual evaluation -1st call- will be released each year by the end of September)
    • In the event of a negative assessment, the academic regulations give the student the opportunity to be reassessed on a 2nd call within six months. You must present all the missing required results before the end of January to be reassessed on the 2nd call.
  • 2nd call: deadline to present your results: January 31st. (The results of the annual evaluation -2nd call- will be released each year by the end of February) 

A second negative assessment will force the definitive withdrawal of the student from the PhD Programme in Biomedicine.


Apart from required activities, other activities can be proposed, by the student or by the supervisor, depending on the project. To be considered for assessment, they will have to be submitted before the same deadline as the rest of activities in the student's electronic file in the Activities Document.

Although it is not compulsory, throughout the doctorate, students are encouraged to contribute to the scientific community. If you are thinking about Publishing in Scientific Journals, please bear these recommendations in mind (only in Catalan): Discounts for publishing in open access at BioMed Central, Chemistry Central and SpringerOpen]


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