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TEACHING PROGRAM 2019

The educational program foresees the acquisition of 45 ECTS in total, distributed as follows:

FIRST YEAR (November 1-October 31)

In the first year, doctoral students are required to follow curricular courses and seminars held by invited speakers. Continuous presence in Perugia is required when curricular teaching takes place (January-May and September-October). A good knowledge of Italian and English languages is required.

Each student is assigned a Tutor, under whose guidance the topic and structure of the doctoral thesis must be defined.

In the last month of the first year, each student must present a paper to the Board in written form. In roder to be admitted to the second year, 15 ECTS must be acquired according to the following scheme, based on a report validated by the Coordinator and Tutor:

 

ACTIVITY

PROCEDURE OF ACQUISITION AND ECTS

curricular teaching

1 ECTS each curricular course attended

curricular seminars by invited speakers

1 ECTS for every two seminars attended

acquisition of additional language skills (Italian language in the case of foreign students; another language to choose depending on the period to be spent abroad in the second year for italian students)

5 ECTS for attending an at least 3-months language course

participation in other seminars / conferences as a speaker and / or auditor

1 ECTS for every two seminars / conferences as an auditor; up to 3 ECTS for each
seminar / conference as a speaker

publications

up to 5 ECTS for each publication

 

 

SECOND YEAR (November 1-October 31)

In the second year, doctoral students are required to spend no less than one month, and are strongly encouraged to spend at least one semester of research abroad, taking advantage of the existing conventions or independently, and enjoying the bonus 50% of the scholarship. When they are not engaged abroad, they are required to follow the seminars held by invited speakers (January-May and September-October).

In the last month of the second year, each student must publicly present a part of the thesis to the Board. For admission to the following year, 15 ECTS must be acquired according to the following scheme, based on a report validated by the Coordinator and Tutor:

 

ACTIVITY

PROCEDURE OF ACQUISITION AND ECTS

documentable research stay abroad of at least 1 month

15 ECTS / 6 months or more; 10 ECTS / 3-5 months;
5 ECTS / 1-2 months

curricular seminars by invited speakers

1 ECTS for every two seminars attended

acquisition of additional language skills (Italian language in the case of foreign students; another language to choose depending on the period to be spent abroad in the second year for italian students)

5 ECTS for attending an at least 3-months language course

participation in other seminars / conferences as a speaker and / or auditor

1 ECTS for every two seminars / conferences as an auditor; up to 3 ECTS for each
seminar / conference as a speaker

publications

up to 5 ECTS for each publication

 

THIRD YEAR (November 1-October 31)

In the third year, the doctoral students will have to prepare and submit to the Board the doctoral thesis by 15 October, thus acquiring the last 15 ECTS.

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