The research doctorate provides the skills necessary to carry out high qualification research activities in public and private bodies, as well as also qualifying in the exercise of private practice, contributing to the creation of the European Higher Education Area and the European Research Area.
The PhD courses are activated by Uninettuno, subject to accreditation granted by the Ministry, on the approval of the ANVUR, in accordance with guidelines shared at European level, as the University that develops a specific, broad, original, qualified and continuous teaching and research activity, appropriately recognized at international level in the areas of interest for the doctorate.
The research doctorate represents the third level of studies, the highest level of university education in the Italian academic system. To access the doctorate programs, it is necessary to hold a second level degree (second cycle degree/specialist/single cycle/old system), admission is obtained through a competition. The duration of the PhD course is three years; at the end of each year the PhD student is admitted to the following year after a positive evaluation by the PhD Faculty Board; the course ends with a dissertation on an original research discussed in presence of a commission.