The training activities mainly involve participation in excavations and research promoted by the Department of Antiquities. For the second year, special attention is paid to activities that focus on planning, the development of data processing techniques, writing, and communication methods.
Method of preparation of the thesis
During the second year, doctoral students must complete the collection of data (bibliography, catalogue of materials, etc.) with a view to processing them.
Admission to the third year
Several reviews are conducted during the year so that the College of Professors can assess progress in research. At each review meeting the doctoral candidates submit a written report approved by their tutors chosen from among the teachers in the College. Admission to the following year is subject to the analysis of the annual report submitted by the PhD student, which is assessed and approved during an interview with the entire College. In the context of the collegial reviews, the different areas of intervention are identified and the most suitable methodologies are recommended to approach the chosen research. The conduct of the research and the methods followed are constantly monitored by the tutors.