At the end of the fourth semester, the doctoral candidate will present the Doctoral Thesis Progress Report with the support of their supervisor. This project will establish all points to be treated in the Doctoral Thesis.
The Doctoral Thesis Progress Report will be presented to two external doctors who are experts in the field and who are chosen by the Research and Doctoral Commission, in order to evaluate its feasibility, appropriateness, and accuracy.
Once the report of the external experts has been received, if it is favorable, the doctoral candidate will need to incorporate into the Doctoral Thesis Progress Report the advice or changes established by these external experts. If the report is unfavorable, the Doctoral Thesis Progress Report cannot be approved.
Finally and in the case that the report is favorable, the doctoral candidate will defend the final thesis project before a panel.
- Is nominated by the Research and Doctoral Commission
- Is formed by three doctors. As a minimum, two of them must be from outside the University of Andorra
- The thesis supervisor may not form part of the panel.
In order to be able to present the Doctoral Thesis Progress Report, the candidate must have completed the minimum research training.