PhD students who have been in a UAM Doctoral Programme covered by former regulations for at least three years
In the case of PhD students who have been in a UAM Doctoral Programme covered by previous regulations for at least three years, and request a change to a Doctoral Programme under Royal Decree 99/2011, the Academic Committee of the Doctoral programme may authorise recognition of two tutorial courses under this Programme for the 2nd and 3rd of the new one.
For this purpose, the Academic Committee shall carry out an assessment of the student's studies after enrolment and coinciding with the assessment period of the corresponding research plans, so that the PhD student can receive a decision as soon as possible.
If the Academic Committee considers that the thesis cannot be read (for example, because the renewed programme has more demanding criteria for defending it than the former programme), only one tutorial course will be recognised.
PhD students who have been in a UAM Doctorate Programme covered by former regulations for only two years
In the case of PhD students who have been in a UAM Doctorate Programme covered by the former regulations only two years who apply for a change to a Doctorate Programme under Royal Decree 99/2011, the same procedure will be followed as in case 1), but for the recognition of only one tutorial course at most.
PhD students who have just joined a Doctorate Programme
PhD students who have enrolled for the first time in a UAM Doctorate Programme may exceptionally request the recognition of their research activity for a period equivalent to a tutorial course, once the Research Plan is approved, and provided that this previous activity makes relevant contributions to the approved Plan. The application must be sent to the Permanent Committee of the Doctorate School (or the University's Post-Graduate Committee until the Permanent Committee is constituted). It will be presented in the Doctorate School and require a prior reasoned report by the Academic Committee of the Doctorate Programme.
PhD students with tutorial courses with a positive assessment in previous studies
In the case of PhD students who for a variety of reasons have left a programme covered by Royal Decree 99/2011 and are readmitted to it, once they have enrolled and their Research Plan is approved, if they obtain a positive assessment from a tutorial course in the same programme, they may ask the Doctorate School to validate such tutorial course, which will be assessed and resolved by the Academic Committee of the Programme.