The Research Plan will be prepared by the PhD student and will include at least the objectives, methodology and scheduling of the research. It must be backed by the Thesis Supervisor and where applicable by the Tutor, and may be modified, improved and made more detailed as the PhD thesis progresses.
It must be delivered within the deadlines established for this purpose. They will depend on the period in which the initial enrolment process has been completed (see Appendix 1): PhD students enrolled in the advance period (June) must submit their research plan at the close of June or in October; PhD students enrolled in the first period (October) must submit their research plan at the end of the month of October or February; PhD students enrolled in the second period (February) must submit their research plan at the end of the month of February or June.
The plans must be submitted through SIGMA, and can be updated until finally accepted by the Tutor/Supervisor. From then on, only this final version can be consulted.If the Research Plan is not acceptable or requires a modification, the Academic Committee will inform the PhD student within the assessment period inmediately after submission, and always within six months after the period in which the student enrolled. Appendix 1 contains a timeline by way of guidance with the deadlines for submission and assessment of the Research Plan.