This is a program marked by multidisciplinarity in terms of teacher and student qualifications since it involves researchers from four different departments of the University of Santiago de Compostela (Plant Production, Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Plant Physiology and Botany), four research centers (Centro de Investigaciones Forestales de Lourizán, Estación Fitopatológica de Arenero, Centro de Investigaciones Agrarias de Mabegondo and Misión Biológica de Galicia) and international institutions (Germany, Switzerland, United States, Portugal and Greece), University of Extremadura and two centers of the University of A Coruña (Institute of Geology and Faculty of Sciences) which offers the student a wide range to choose the subject related to agricultural and forestry production in Galicia and the Atlantic biogeographic region of Europe.PresentationThe headquarters of this program is the Higher Polytechnic School at USC and the University Institute of Geology at UDC. In addition, it is also taught at the Faculties of Biology and Veterinary Medicine of the USC and in the Faculty of Sciences of the UDC.
We understand that the high number of students and doctoral theses, as well as the degree of internationalization of the program, constitutes a solid base that guarantees its success, which has already obtained its quality mention in its adaptation to RD 1993/2007. The interest of the Doctoral Program is evident, not only because of the field in which it is framed: agricultural, forestry and agroforestry research, of great socio-economic importance, but also because of the need for experts with specific higher training in these fields that include a productive and environmental perspective, as offered by this Program, which, in addition to training national students, has among its priorities the training of doctors of foreign nationality who contribute to the better visibility of Spanish education at this level. The implementation of this objective will be achieved through the different financing programs existing at the European and international level, whose already existing contractual relationships will be fostered.ProfileThe Master's degree study that will allow entry to this doctoral program without additional training will be the Master's Degree in Agricultural and Forestry Research offered by the USC. Students with a DEA degree obtained through the programs "Agricultural and Forestry Research" at USC will also have access to the program without supplements.
In the case of other types of profiles different from the previous one, the Academic Committee will evaluate each case individually. The possibility of requiring training complements (maximum up to 15 ECTS) will be considered.
In the case of other profiles that have not completed a Master's degree, a training equivalency in research credits will be required, equal to at least those of the master's degree that gives direct access, which will be 60 ECTS.
Students with a non-homologated foreign degree may apply for admission to doctoral studies provided that a level of training equivalent to that of the official Spanish university master's degree is accredited and it is empowered in the country that issued the degree to access doctoral studies . This admission will not imply, in any case, the homologation of the previous degree or recognition for other purposes.
AdmissionThe admission criteria that the CAPD will take into account are the following:Evaluation of the academic record in the degree, engineering or bachelor's degree and in official master's or postgraduate studies. It will be scored from 1 to 10 points.
Optionally interview with the Academic Committee of the Doctoral Program (CAPD). It will serve in the event of a tie.