The P&H Core Module booklet and the optional courses that are organized by Utrecht University (training guide: ‘Onderwijs voor promovendi’) are sent annually to all Ph.D. members and can be found below.


Courses taken at other sites (e.g., local graduate school)

Optional courses do not necessarily have to be followed at Utrecht University, but can be followed at any institute providing training at a postdoctoral level, such as local graduate schools, an international summer school, or postdoctoral clinical training. To have these courses counted as P&H-training, approval of P&H is necessary. For this, provide a copy of the course description and the number of hours or ECTS (1 ECTS ≈ 28 hours) involved in the course to Janet Hurtado. As with the optional courses taken at Utrecht University, you need to send evidence of your participation in the course afterwards in order to get it registered in your personal file. Note that you do not need to send certificates of the Introduction Day, Ph.D. Research I, P&h Day, Core Module workshops, P&H Lectures, and International Research Seminars, since these are automatically registered by Janet!


Research master courses

Courses taken as part of research master eduction preceding one’s Ph.D. project may count as optional courses for P&H. To register these courses as P&H-training, please send evidence of having taken this course, a copy of the course description, and the number of hours or ECTS involved in the course to Janet Hurtado.  


Non-P&H-lectures and conferences
Attending lectures that are not organized by P&H cannot replace the requirement to attend 6 P&H-lectures. Also, presenting at national or international conferences do not count as training hours for P&H, since these are considered an essential part of one’s Ph.D. project.

P&H Core Module booklet 2009-2010

Optional courses training guide 'Education for PhD students', Utrecht University


Optional course 'Analysis of Variance using SPSS and R'


Optional course 'Analysis of measurement instruments: Introduction to classical test theory, item response models and multilevel item response models', November 15-18 2010, University of Twente