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As general entry requirement they should be contemplated in some of the presumptions of the article 6 of the RD 99/2011 or of the second additional provision of such Royal Decree.

1. Generally, for accessing to the official doctoral programme will be necessary to hold the Spanish qualifications of Undergraduate Degree, or equivalent, and of University Master’s Degree.
2. Likewise, applicants under the following circumstances also can access:
a) To hold a Spanish university qualification or from other country of the European Higher Education Area, which gives access to the Master’s Degree, according to the provisions of the Royal Decree 1393/2007, 29 October, and they should have passed at least 300 credits of their official university studies, from which at least 60 have to be of Master’s studies.

b) To hold an Undergraduate Degree whose duration, according to the rules of Community Law, is at least of 300 ECTS credits. Those graduates have to take compulsorily the bridging courses established in the provisions of the article 7.2 of these regulations, unless the curriculum of the corresponding undergraduate degree includes research training credits, whose training value is equivalent to the research credits to those from Master’s studies.

c) The university graduates who, after obtaining a training place in the corresponding entry test for specific health training, have passed with a positive assessment at least two training years of a programme for obtaining the official certificate of any of the specialisations in Health Sciences.

d) To hold a degree obtained according to foreign educational systems, without the need of its accreditation, after verification by the university that it certifies a level of training equivalent to the official Spanish qualification of the Master’s Degree and which confers in the issuance country of the degree the access to doctoral studies. This admission does not imply, in any case, the accreditation of the previous degree or its recognition for other purposes different to the access to Doctoral Studies.

e) To hold other Spanish Doctoral qualification obtained according to previous university regulations.

Third additional provision. Integration into new doctoral teachings established in the present royal decree.
1. Doctoral students who have started their doctoral program under previous university ordinations, will be able to enter the doctoral courses covered in this Royal Decree, upon admission of the university in accordance with the provisions of this Royal Decree and the rules of the own university.
2. Graduates, architects or engineers holding a Diploma de Estudios Avanzados (Tertiary Education Diploma) obtained according to the provisions of the Royal Decree 77/1998, 30 April, or to have reached the research proficiency regulated by the Royal Decree 185/1985, 23 January, would be admitted to the doctoral studies regulated in the present royal decree.

Ideal entry profile:
a) Students with the appropriate access profile to the doctoral programme must have completed the Master’s Degree in Research and Rational Use of Medicines associated with this doctoral programme.
Students who have completed Doctoral Programmes related to health sciences, such as those provided by the Department of Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology, Physiology and others related, holding the Diploma d'Estudis Avançats (DEA-a tertiary education degree)- obtained according to the Royal Decree 778/98– or the Research Proficiency- according to the regulations of the Royal Decree 185/85 are also considered ideal entry profiles.

Additional entry requirements:

It is required that students take at least 20 ECTS selected from the list detailed in section 3.4. of the Curriculum ( as specific training supplement.  Students entering under the assumption 2.c not need making such specific training.
The students who fulfil the requirements will entry the doctoral programme, and the Doctoral Studies Academic Committee will be the responsible for verifying the compliance of the above requirements for the admission of the applicant.
Students must submit with the application for admission to the doctoral program, a thesis draft supported at least by a professor from one of the departments involved in the doctoral programme in Biomedicine and Pharmacy.