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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.

*Both publications are compulsory.

The TESEO form must be completed before the thesis act defence
Publication in RODERIC is compulsory after the thesis act defence


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.



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