Curricular structure

The duration of the PhD programme is four years, corresponding to 240 ECTS. The doctoral dissertation (thesis) is the core of the doctoral programme (210 ECTS). The subject of the thesis can be in the following areas: viticuture, wine science, winemaking technology, wine quality and safety, wine and health, sensorial perception and wine evaluation. Interface themes between viticulture and enology are welcome.

Two other curricular units are mandatory: Thesis Plan (10 ECTS) and Advanced Training (15 ECTS). The Thesis Plan is based on a tutorial system guidance for the preparation of the research proposal. The student should conduct a literature search and synthesize, critically evaluate and integrate the information in a coherent scientific research project (experimental planning and scheduling) to be developed as thesis work. The methodology of the Advanced Training Course is based on the frequency of seminars and study visits.

The Optional Course(s) (5 ECTS) aims at offering the students an opportunity to take courses with particular relevance to each specific intended profile.

 

1st year

curricular units

scientific area

working time (h)

ECTS

Total

Contact

Advanced training

ALI, AGR

130

S–12,  OT-12, TC-6

5

Thesis plan

ALI, AGR

260

OT - 60

10

Option

Optional

   

5

Thesis

ALI, AGR

1040

-

40

 

2nd year

curricular units

scientific area

working time (h)

ECTS

Total

Contact

Advanced training

ALI, AGR

130

S–12,  OT-12, TC-6

5

Thesis

ALI, AGR

1430

-

55

 

3rd year

curricular units

scientific area

working time (h)

ECTS

Total

Contact

Advanced training

ALI, AGR

130

S–12,  OT-12, TC-6

5

Thesis

ALI, AGR

1430

-

55

 

4th year

curricular units

scientific area

working time (h)

ECTS

Total

Contact

Thesis

ALI, AGR

1560

-

60