What is the Thesis?

PhD Thesis

The PhD thesis will consist of an original research paper prepared by the candidate in any field of knowledge. The thesis must prepare the PhD candidate to perform autonomous work in the field of R+D+I.

The thesis may be developed and, where appropriate, defended in the usual languages for scientific communication in your field of knowledge.

The university will guarantee the publicity of the PhD thesis so that during the evaluation process, and prior to the defence act, other doctors can submit observations on its content.

The PhD thesis will be evaluated in the act of defence that will take place in public session. The act will consist on the presentation and defence by the PhD candidate of the research work carried out, before the members of the assessment panel. The PhDs present at the public ceremony may ask questions at the time and in the manner indicated by the president of the assessment panel.

PhD Theses may be submitted as a compilation of papers. In the papers that compose the thesis, the PhD candidate must have participated as the main author and papers must have been published in journals of the speciality that are included in contrasted quality indexes or of similar scientific level in books. The director and tutor of the PhD candidate shall certify the nature of the PhD candidate's contribution to the publications provided. The compilation of publications should always be accompanied by an introduction, including a review of the current state of the topic, objectives and/or hypotheses, an integrative discussion and conclusions.

In the case of theses in publication format, if they are collective, a copy of the written declaration signed by each co-author must be submitted, stating that:

  1. The papers have not been part of any other PhD Thesis before.
  2. Co-authors authorize the presentation of the papers as part of this PhD Thesis.

Co-authors renounce to present the papers as part of their PhD Thesis at this or any other University.