Technical Sheet


The development of the training plan must provide the doctoral degree holder with adequate training to develop their professional and research activity, which will always be carried out:

  1. Respecting the fundamental rights and equality between men and women,
  2. Respecting and promoting Human Rights and the principles of universal accessibility and design for all (according to Royal Legislative Decree 1/2013, of November 29, which approved the Consolidated Text of the General Law on the rights of people with disabilities and their social inclusion),
  3. In accordance with the values of peace and democracy pertaining to a culture.​​​

Program Data

  • Centre responsable: International PhD School at the University of Almería.
  • Area of knowledge: Health Sciences
  • ISCED codes:
    • ISCED 1: Psychology
  • Type of Teaching: Presential (In-person)
  • Implementation: 2013-14
  • Teaching language: Spanish and English.

Program Report


The competencies are the identifiable and evaluable combination of knowledge, attitudes, values, abilities and skills, and their relation to each other, that will allow the student to exercise their professional activity in accordance with the demands and standards of the corresponding occupational area.

All the Doctorates at the University of Almería explicitly consider two types of competencies:

  • The generic competencies included in Royal Decree 1393/2007, of October 29, which establishes the organization of official university education, modified by RD99 / 2011, of January 28, which regulates official doctoral studies.
  • The specific degree competencies - these competencies are detailed in the degree report and are related to the degree’s own disciplines. Some of these competencies may have been agreed upon at the Andalusian regional level, or, for certain degrees, be regulated at the State level.

Basic competencies established for the doctoral studies.

  • CB11 - Systematic understanding of a field of study and mastery of research skills and methods related to that field.
  • CB12 - Ability to conceive, design or create, implement and adopt a substantial research or creation process.
  • CB13 - Ability to contribute to the expansion of knowledge frontiers through original research.
  • CB14 - Ability to perform a critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas.
  • CB15 - Ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community, and with society in general, about their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages commonly used in the international scientific community.
  • CB16 - Ability to promote, in academic and professional contexts, the scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural advancements within a knowledge-based society.

Personal skills and abilities

  • CA01. To manage in contexts for which there is little specific information.
  • CA02. To find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
  • CA03. To design, create, develop and undertake novel and innovative projects in one’s field of knowledge.
  • CA04. To work both in a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
  • CA05. To integrate knowledge, confront complexity and make judgements with limited information.
  • CA06. The intellectual criticism and defence of solutions.

Other competencies

  • OC1 - Creativity and innovation. Ability to design and carry out scientific research in the areas of Psychology covered by the Program, according to the requirements commonly demanded in the scientific community. Having knowledge of, understanding and adapting the latest models and techniques developed by other researchers to your own research work, especially those published in reference journals in your area.
  • OC2 - Flexibility and integration of information. The students learn to criticize and extract fundamental information and to integrate the different points of view of each school of thought, having to adapt their knowledge to the different contexts, trying to give them an overall vision, which allows them to value the different contributions applicable to each problem.
  • OC3 - Initiative. Scientific research is an important component in the researcher's ability to tackle new problems and contribute new ideas. The program is structured in such a way that the students acquire the necessary initiative to confront and successfully resolve the different challenges proposed.
  • OC4 - Ability to design and carry out scientific research in the Psychology areas covered by the Program, according to the requirements commonly demanded in the scientific community.