Completing a Degree

Doctoral Dissertation

Once the doctoral dissertation has passed the plagiarism detection, the doctoral student applies to the faculty for permission for public examination. The dean appoints two examiners based on a proposition from the supervisor. After the examiners have given their statements and the doctoral student has had the opportunity to submit a potential rejoinder, the dean decides on giving the doctoral candidate permission for public examination. The dean appoints one or several opponents for the dissertation’s public examination and appoints a Custos, the chairman of the public examination. Thereafter the dissertation will be published. After the public examination of the dissertation, the opponent gives the faculty a written statement about the dissertation and the student has the opportunity to submit a rejoinder to the opponent’s statement. The faculty approves or rejects the doctoral dissertation and decides the possible grade. After completing the studies and theses required for the doctoral degree, the student applies to the faculty for a doctoral degree certificate with a certificate application form.

Detailed instructions are available on the doctoral programmes’ websites.

 

Licentiate Thesis

Once the licentitate thesis has passed the plagiarism detection, the student submits the thesis to the faculty to be examined. The dean appoints two examiners based on a proposition from the supervisor. After the examiners have given their statements and the student has had the opportunity to submit a potential rejoinder, the dean decides on approving or rejecting the licentiate thesis and notifies the postgraduate student of the decision and the possible grade. Thereafter the thesis will be published. After completing the studies and theses required for the doctoral degree, the student applies to the faculty for a doctoral degree certificate with a certificate application form.