Program Structure

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The doctoral program is a three-year program based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) and has a common structure among all Schools. To be awarded the PhD degree, the student must complete 180 ECTS credits of graduate level coursework, research work, and seminar attendance (in the case the he/she has obtained a master degree on the same domain, otherwise he/she has to attend up to 60 ects plus to the 180).  The minimum time for the completion of the program is three years, while the maximum is eight years. The structure of the program is shown below.

PHDED901

Collection and Analysis of Research Data I

10 ects

PHDED902

Graduate Seminar I

20 ects

PHDED903

Collection and Analysis of Research Data II

10 ects

PHDED904

Graduate Seminar II

10 ects

PHDED905

Design of Research Proposal

20 ects

PHDED906

Comprehensive Exam

10 ects

PHDED907

Defense of Research Proposal

10 ects

PHDED908

Research Phase I

10 ects

PHDED909

Research Phase II

10 ects

PHDED910

Dissertation Writing Phase I/ Publications

10 ects

PHDED911

Research Phase III

10 ects

PHDED912

Research Phase IV

10 ects

PHDED913

Dissertation Writing Phase II/ Publications

10 ects

PHDED914

Research Phase V

10 ects

PHDED915

Dissertation Writing Phase III/ Publications

10 ects

PHDED916

Defense of Doctoral Dissertation

10 ects


For further information regarding the structure of the program refer to the PhD Regulation document of the School

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