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Perfil Ingreso - Cuaternario

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Profile for admission

The recommended profile for admission includes having completed University Degree in Geology, History and/or Biology, and Master in External Process Geology (stratigraphy, sedimentology, palaeontology, geomorphology), Global Aspects of Geology (geochemistry, geophysics, isotope geology, remote sensing), Prehistoric Studies, Archaeology and/or Anthropology.

Access is also recommended from university master's degree programmes focusing on interdisciplinary subjects, such as the Quaternary, the Environment, Environmental Change, Human Evolution and/or Heritage (archaeological or natural). All these studies provide sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to undertake this doctoral programme.

Apart from being fluent in Spanish, and in order to gain access to the programme, the students will be required to have a level of language skills equivalent to B1 (Common European Framework for Languages) in any other European language habitually used for scientific communication (preferably English, but also French, German, Italian or Portuguese) that will enable the student to read through specialised literature. Likewise, while on this course, students will be advised to improve their language skills (level B2), preferably in English, which will enable them to communicate their doctoral results verbally and in writing in scientific forums.

Additional profiles for admission, according to the Academic Commission, include studies in Geography, Environmental Sciences and/or Marine Sciences, as some research areas covered in these qualifications may coincide with the aforementioned studies and so may be pursued in this doctoral programme.


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The students included in the recommended entry profile will not have to complete additional supplementary training, as this teaching provides knowledge and skills suitable for the realization of this doctoral program. The doctoral program does not establish specific supplementary training for students who gain access based on additional entry profiles. However, bearing in mind that access is open to students with bachelor's and master's degrees whose studies may not have included specific content in research training, the Academic Committee of the Program will study the cases of each of the students admitted, depending on their entry profiles, to decide whether they needs to acquire this research training. The training will be acquired by completing 10 ECTS credits in subjects on the Official Master's degree in Landscape, Heritage, Territory and Town Management offered by the UPV/EHU (information on the content, learning outcomes and systems of assessment of each of the supplementary courses offered can be found at

for which students will enrol, on the advice of their tutors or thesis supervisors, once they have enrolled on the doctoral programme, as follows:

-Characterisation and Conservation of Heritage (3 ECTS credits).

-Geological interpretation of the Landscape (3 ECTS credits).

-Environmental Impacts on Heritage (4 ECTS credits).

Generally speaking, access and admission to this doctoral teaching will be governed by the provisions of articles 6 and 7 of Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January, regulating official doctoral teaching, as well as articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Doctoral Management Regulations of the UPV/EHU, approved by the Governing Council. No additional entry requirements or admission criteria have been established.

The body responsible for the admission of candidates to the doctoral program will be the Academic Committee, with the exception of applications submitted by candidates with foreign qualifications from outside the European Higher Education Area, which must be submitted to the said Committee for their subsequent authorization by the corresponding university service.

The CVs of the students will be assessed in accordance with different criteria, as follows:

- First-cycle academic record: maximum 20 points.

- Second-cycle academic record: maximum 30 points.

- Participation in international exchange programs (Erasmus, etc.): maximum 10 points.

- Languages (minimum B1 level): maximum 10 points.

- Publications: maximum 5 points.

- Participation in archaeological digs and/or research projects: maximum 5 points.

- Participation in scientific conferences: maximum 5 points.

- Attendance at courses, workshops and/or training seminars: maximum 5 points.

- Personal interview with the Academic Committee: maximum 10 points.

No specific admission tests have been established.