PhD Programme in Philosophy
At the beginning of the PhD Programme, the Academic Committee, taking into account what is proposed by the Admission Committee, will designate a professor from the faculty as a guide professor for each student. The student, together with his teacher, must prepare a Training and Supervision Plan that defines and schedules the work to be carried out during the years of the Programme.
The plan must contain all the activities that the student will carry out, including research initiatives, courses, instances of supervision during the four years and, in the event that they seek the double degree with another institution, the conditions that must be met. In addition, you must indicate the tentative date of submission of the article for publication, since its approval by a indexed journal is a requirement to be in a position to defend the degree thesis.
The Training and Supervision Plan must be submitted to the Academic Committee for approval, within a maximum period of three months from the start of the Programme. However, if with the progress of the research it is necessary to make modifications to the initial plan, the student, with the consent of their guide teacher, can request the changes to the Academic Committee.
Each year the student must prepare a progress status report, supervised by their guide teacher. This report will make possible to monitor progress with respect to the agreed plan and schedule, as well as the results achieved and eventual difficulties in research work and training in general. The third annual report (that is, the one that will be delivered at the end of the third year in the programme) must include a revised index of the thesis, accompanied by expanded summaries of each of the foreseen chapters.
There is a standard form to prepare this report. The Academic Coordinator of the Institute of Philosophy informs the guiding professor and the student of the date on which this report must be delivered and ensures that said deadline is met.
The first year is considered a probationary year. If the student fails any of the curricular activities of the first year and the Annual Report indicates that the student’s work has not fulfilled the objectives set forth in the Training and Supervision Plan, the Academic Commitee will reconsider the student’s continuation in the programme.