What is the doctoral thesis?
The doctoral thesis is defined as original research work developed by the candidate in any discipline.
Doctoral thesis supervisor
The University of Valencia will assign the candidate a supervisor with accredited research experience. The thesis may also be co-supervised with other doctoral professionals.
Candidates admitted to the doctoral programme are required to enrol each year under the reference of doctoral supervision.
Registration of the doctoral thesis
Prior to depositing the doctoral thesis the candidate is required to register the thesis.
Deposit of the doctoral thesis
Prior to reading the thesis, the candidate must deposit it in accordance with the regulations for assessment and deposit of the doctoral thesis approved by the Governing Council of the University of Valencia.
Defending the thesis
The doctoral thesis is evaluated during the act of defence which takes place in a public session. This session consists of the presentation and defence of the research project. The doctoral professionals present in the session may ask questions once indicated by the president of the examining committee.
The examining committee will issue a report and overall grade according to the following scale: suitable.
The thesis may receive “Cum laude” if unanimously voted by secret ballot.
Forms adapted to the new regulations
- Application for presentation of the doctoral thesis
- Proposal of specialists
- Reports of suitability
- Personal details of the doctoral candidate for notification purposes
- Model specialist Reports (spanish)
- Model specialist Reports (valencià)
- Model specialist Reports (english)
- Information for the publication in TESEO (repository Ministry)
- Information for the publication in RODERIC