The doctoral programmes at Francisco de Vitoria University have a quality management model based on an evaluation system that covers all academic and organisational aspects of the activities, including initial, procedural and resulting aspects. The evaluation process is designed by choosing the activities that serve our knowledge interests, so that these are the best possible activities, concerning the objectives sought. All the information on the Internal Quality Assurance System of the Doctoral School is available here.

  • The renewal of the accreditation of official PhD degrees is based on the following fundamental elements: Self-evaluation report and External Visit.


The provision of support staff, resource materials and services in accordance with the teaching objectives of the degrees is one of the priorities of Francisco de Vitoria University, and therefore of the Postgraduate and Consultancy Area, which is responsible for organising the Master’s degrees.

For more information, download the complete PDF of resources, materials and services for the PhD in Humanities: History, Philosophy and Aesthetics.

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Once enrolled, a personalised activity document will be created for you, describing all the activities of interest to you. This will be regularly reviewed by your Tutor, Thesis Supervisor and the Academic Committee.

Before the end of the first year, you will prepare a “Research Plan” that at least will include the progress made since the beginning of the programme in the methodology to be used and the objectives to be achieved, as well as the means of achieving them and the schedule for doing so. This plan can be improved and detailed throughout your enrolment in the programme and must be endorsed by your Thesis Supervisor and Tutor.

Every year the Academic Committee will evaluate your research plan, together with the document of activities and the reports that your Thesis Supervisor and Tutor must issue for this purpose. In the event of the Academic Committee detecting major shortcomings, it may request that you submit a new research plan within six months. In the event of persistent shortcomings, the Academic Committee will issue a justified report of why you will have to leave the programme.



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