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Education

Doctoral thesis

The doctoral thesis consists of an original research work created by the PhD candidate in a field of knowledge included in the PhD programme. The thesis can be written and defended in Spanish, Basque or English.

Deposit the thesis

When depositing the thesis for defence, the PhD candidate should provide:

  1. The thesis supervisor’s report, approved by the Academic Committee. The suitability of presenting the thesis must be duly specified.
  2. Report on the scientific relevance of the publications, preferably based on current impact journal evaluation indexes. In the event that the thesis is a published book, a report from two external specialists (non UD) is required. They should provide proof of the publisher’s ranking, the procedure used to select originals and the specific value of the work
  3. Written consent from the co-authors, if applicable, for the material to be included in the doctoral thesis. 
  4. The non PhD co-authors’ waiver of the right to present the works as part of other doctoral theses. 
  5. Upon completion of the work, the PhD candidate will submit the thesis to initiate the proceedings for its defence and assessment. After receiving and reviewing a favourable report from the supervisor(s), the Academic Committee of the programme will propose defence of the thesis to the DIRS PhD Commission. 

The PhD programmes envisage supervision of the thesis by several faculty members and foster the participation of international researchers and experts in supervising theses and examining boards.

Doctoral thesis

The doctoral thesis consists of an original research work created by the PhD candidate in a field of knowledge included in the PhD programme. The thesis can be written and defended in Spanish, Basque or English.

Deposit the thesis

When depositing the thesis for defence, the PhD candidate should provide:

  1. The thesis supervisor’s report, approved by the Academic Committee. The suitability of presenting the thesis must be duly specified.
  2. Report on the scientific relevance of the publications, preferably based on current impact journal evaluation indexes. In the event that the thesis is a published book, a report from two external specialists (non UD) is required. They should provide proof of the publisher’s ranking, the procedure used to select originals and the specific value of the work
  3. Written consent from the co-authors, if applicable, for the material to be included in the doctoral thesis. 
  4. The non PhD co-authors’ waiver of the right to present the works as part of other doctoral theses. 
  5. Upon completion of the work, the PhD candidate will submit the thesis to initiate the proceedings for its defence and assessment. After receiving and reviewing a favourable report from the supervisor(s), the Academic Committee of the programme will propose defence of the thesis to the DIRS PhD Commission. 

The PhD programmes envisage supervision of the thesis by several faculty members and foster the participation of international researchers and experts in supervising theses and examining boards.