PhD Training Project

The Teaching Board approves the training project for each PhD student.

The PhD student’s training project consists of:

  • developing an individual research program referring to a specific disciplinary field among those on which the Course is focused, under the guidance of the Supervisor;
  • attending teaching activities at doctoral level complementary to the research not lower than 20 ECTS. The recognition of the ECTS, which can be acquired by attending courses and other educational activities, is carried out by the Teaching Board which authorizes the attendance and assesses the results. Educational activities, which can also be organized in common between more than one PhD course, also include training activities aimed at supporting research activities and providing tools to outline the professional identity of future research doctors.


The PhD course in Mathematical and Physical Sciences sets out the acquisition of

At least 12 ECTS

  • with attendance (and passing possible final tests) of specialist courses chosen among those scheduled annually by the Teaching Board
  • with attendance (and passing possible final tests) of specialist courses organized by other universities / research institutes / companies. The Teaching Board assesses the suitability of these activities with respect to the student’s training and research objectives and establishes the number of credits to be awarded.

At least 2 ECTS

  • with attendance (and passing possible final tests) of Cross-cutting activities courses / seminars, chosen among those scheduled annually by the Research Services Area in the Cognitive and interpersonal, Career development, Communication, Mobility, and Research areas. The courses planned for the current year, with indication of the credits assigned, are available at link https://www.uniud.it/it/ricerca/lavorare-nella-ricerca/dottorato-ricerca/dottorati-ricerca/formazione_disc_trasv#autotoc-item-autotoc-1

  • with attendance (and passing possible final tests) of courses / seminars / conferences organized by the University of Udine. The Teaching Board assesses the suitability of these activities with respect to the student’s training and research objectives and establishes the number of credits to be awarded
  • with attendance (and passing possible final tests) of Cross-cutting activities courses organized by other universities / research entities / companies. The Teaching Board assesses the suitability of these activities with respect to the student’s training and research objectives and establishes the number of credits to be awarded

The individual research program ends with the writing of the thesis. The thesis, written in English, must contribute to the advancement of knowledge or methodologies in the chosen field of investigation.

The Teaching Board annually evaluates the training and research activities carried out by each PhD student for the admission in the following year and to the thesis assessment stage.

Courses

The PhD Course officially starts with Cycle XXXVII in the academic year 2021/22. For a sample of courses offered in the past year, click here.