University Doctorate programmes
This is part of the new structure of university studies, which were adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). It consists of three years and has existed since 2010.
Third-cycle studies or doctorate programmes are designed for the advanced training of students in research techniques. It is divided into two cycles: one cycle consists of studies worth at least 60 credits that may form part of the Master's cycle. The other, the research cycle, culminates in the student defending a doctoral thesis they have composed containing original research.