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Doctoral School of Behavioral Sciences & Humanities

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REQUIREMENTS - FACULTY OF LAW

An overview of the minimal requirements postulated by the Faculty of Law is shown below.

Fulfilling these requirements is obligatory for all PhD students who started their PhD from September 2013 on.

The procedure to keep track of activities taken in fulfilment of the requirements is currently being revised. You will receive all details with respect to the new procedure at the start of academic year 2018-2019.

Exemption from (certain) doctoral school requirements can only be requested within three months after starting the PhD (or within six months if you have a 3 x 2 year contract), by completing this template and submitting it to the doctoral school coordinator.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Throughout the doctoral trajectory, each PhD student needs to collect 30 points, with the following distribution:

  • 20 points in discipline-specific activities (D),
  • 10 points in non-discipline-specific activities (ND).

The activities should be spread as much as possible, and should be selected in consultation with the PhD supervisor and according to the needs of the research and the wishes/interests of the PhD student.

research output

  • dissertation and
  • collect minimum 8 and maximum 12 points by means of publications (see below) and
  • give at least 1 presentation at self-organized or external conference/seminar/colloquium (see below; no doctoral seminar)

teaching skills

  • mandatory participation in trajectory of 'professionalization of teaching' ('onderwijsprofessionalisering') - for foreign speaking PhD students, this is replaced by mandatory participation in two thematic modules organized by the department 'Educational development, diversity and innovation' (dienst Onderwijs) (4 points ND)
  • participation in yearly 'education day' (2 points ND / day)
  • teaching assignments (= fulfilling the requirements per statute) (2 points ND)

research management & communication skills

  • mandatory presentation of at least 1 doctoral seminar (1 point D / seminar)
  • mandatory attendance of at least 2 doctoral seminars (0,5 point D / seminar)
  • workshops/courses on general communication skills (e.g., academic English/French, presentation techniques, ...) or research skills (e.g., writing scientific papers, writing project applications, ...) (0,5 point ND / half day)

advanced discipline-specific knowledge

  • initiation in comparative law, international databases, methodology of law, ... (0,5 point D / half day)
  • other workshops/courses useful for the PhD student's own research (0,5 point D / half day)

ethics & integrity

  • attending a session on ethics (1 point ND / session)

internationalisation

  • research stay abroad (3 points D / week)
  • attending Ius Commune initiative or other activity (workshop/seminar/colloquium/summer school/conference) abroad (1 point D / half day)
  • presentation within the framework of Ius Commune or at a foreign event (2 points D / presentation)

IP & valorisation

  • initiatives, lectures and publications aimed at the general public (e.g., interviews, 'Universiteit Vrije Tijd', lecture for vzw, article in juristenkrant) (0,5 point D / activity)

career management & personal development

  • mandatory attendance of at least 1 session aimed at career management and/or personal development (0,5 point ND / half day)

 

Points based on articles:

  • article in VABB journal or book contribution with peer review = 4 points D
  • note in VABB journal = 2 points D
  • article in non-VABB journal or book contribution without peer review = 2 points D
  • note in non-VABB journal = 1 point D
  • book review or workshop report = 0,5 point D
  • editor = 1 point D
  • for books, it should be determined in advance - in consultation with the promoter - whether points are assigned and if so, how many

Points based on presentations:

  • speaker at external conference/seminar/colloquium = 2 points D
  • speaker at self-organized conference (with research group) = 4 points D