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Admission criteria

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Students who wish to access this doctoral programme should ideally have studied for the Official Master’s degree in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning and Management at the UPV/EHU or any other qualification from another university of a similar nature; i.e. with the same subject matter and which gives access to a doctoral programme.

Any candidates who do not meet this profile are advised to speak to the programme coordinator.

 

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The supplementary training which should be undergone by students who have not completed the Master's Degree in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning and Management or similar is specified below, in accordance with their qualifications of origin:

Students with degrees in Geology, Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Marine Sciences and Environmental Sciences should study:

- Project Management and Design. Sources of Information and Dissemination (3 ECTS credits) and

- Legal, Regulatory and Competence Framework (3 ECTS credits)

Students with engineering degrees in the Environment, Agronomics, Forestry and the Natural Environment should choose one of the following options:

- Plant Diversity in the Terrestrial Environment and Animal Diversity in the Terrestrial Environment (4 + 4.5 ECTS credits) or

- Biological Diversity in Freshwater Environments (7 ECTS credits) or

- Biodiversity and Functioning of Coastal Ecosystems (6.5 ECTS credits)

Other qualifications:

Those established by the Academic Committee with a total of between 3 and 8 ECTS credits.

Weighting of admission criteria on a maximum of 100 points:

-Academic record in the Degree (Bachelor's degree), up to 30 points

-Academic record in the Master's, up to 25 points

-Research experience and interest: collaboration with research teams such as scholarship holder or intern, attendance at scientific conferences and meetings, etc. up to 10 points

-Professional experience in related areas, including teaching, up to 10 points

-Knowledge of English, First Certificate level or equivalent, Basic User B1/B2 accreditation, up to 15 points

-Personal interview, with a reasoned presentation of the motivations for the doctorate where the skills of the candidates to develop a scientific career can be observed, up to 10 points

Once the selection process has been completed, the following steps will be taken:

- Publish provisional lists of persons admitted and excluded.

- Set the complaints period.

- Publish final admission lists. An appeal may be lodged with the Rector against the final lists within one month from the day following their publication

- Each person admitted will be assigned a tutor who must be a Doctoral Programme lecturer.

- This tutor will advise the student throughout the completion of the Doctoral Programme and will act as a guarantor in the event that the supervision of the doctoral thesis is carried out by personnel that is external to the teaching staff of the Doctoral Programme.

- In any case, admission will be subject to the formalising of the enrolment.

- In the case of students with a non-approved foreign degree, the enrolment will be subject to the approval of the Postgraduate Commission.

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Matricula Procedimiento Asignacion - Común

Procedure for assigning a faculty member as a doctoral thesis tutor and director

Once a student has been accepted onto the doctoral programme, the Academic Commission will assign them a tutor from among the faculty at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) participating in the programme, who will then be responsible for ensuring good interaction with the Academic Commission and adapting the training and research activities to the principles established by the programme and the Doctorate School.

Within three months of enrolment, the Academic Commission will assign each student a thesis director from among the faculty participating in the programme. The director may or may or not be the same person as the tutor, and will be responsible for guiding and ensuring the consistency of the training and research tasks, and guaranteeing that the topic of the thesis have an impact and make a novel contribution to the field. They are also responsible for guiding the thesis plan and adapting it, if required, to other projects and activities in which the PhD student is involved.  

If the director is not a member of the faculty at the UPV/EHU, the tutor will act as a liaison.

Doctoral theses may also be co-directed, and the second co-director may or may not be a member of the DP.  New tutors or directors may be assigned at any moment during the thesis.

For more information, see the procedures and rules.