Elaboration and Evaluation of the PhD Thesis

 

The general requirements for follow-up of doctoral students, and preparation and evaluation of the Doctoral Thesis are found in the Regulation for the Preparation and Evaluation of the Doctoral Thesis (Approved by the Governing Council in its session of December 21, 2011), and its subsequent modification (of March 30, 2017).

It offers information about the aspects shown below.

For those aspects that, apart from the general follow-up requirements indicated in the legislation of the UPM, contemplate the requirements from the PhD Programme, a link to them is offered between brackets.

Definitions
Forms and Regulations

REGULATION OF ELABORATION AND EVALUATION OF THE PhD THESIS

PART I. DURATION OF PhD STUDIES

Article 1: Full-time studies
Article 2: Part-time studies (additional requirements from the Programme)
Article 3: Extension request
Article 4: Time-off request
Article 5: Registration in the PhD Programme.

PART II. SUPERVISION AND MONITORING OF PhD STUDENTS

Article 6: Assignment of supervisor
Article 7: Change of supervisor
Article 8: Assignment of director (additional requirements from the Programme)
Article 9: Codirection of the PhD Thesis
Article 10. Change of director (additional requirements from the Programme)
Article 11: Document of Activities (additional requirements of the Programme)
Article 12: Research Plan
Article 13: Annual evaluation of the PhD student
Article 14: Final signed agreement of supervision.

PART III. PRIOR ASSESSENT TO THE DEFENCE OF THE PhD THESIS

Article 15: Report of the PhD Thesis by the director
Article 16: Pre-defence of the PhD Thesis or any equivalent formality
Article 17: Report of the pre-defence of the PhD Thesis or any equivalent formality
Article 18: Final approval from the Academic Commission of the PhD Programme.
Article 19: Certificate of the results preview of the PhD Thesis
Article 20: Language in which the PhD Thesis is going to be written and defended
Article 21: Request for confidentiality of the PhD Thesis
Article 22: Proposal of the members of the examining board
Article 23: Registration in the defence of the PhD Thesis
Article 24: Electronic version of the PhD Thesis
Article 25: Request to deposit the PhD Thesis
Article 26: Deposit of the PhD Thesis
Article 27: Application process for the defence of the PhD Thesis
Article 28: Designation of the members of the examining board

PART IV. DEFENCE AND ASSESSMENT OF THE PhD THESIS

Article 29: PhD Thesis defence ceremony
Article 30: Assessment of the PhD Thesis
Article 31: Digital file of the PhD Thesis
Article 32: Request of the doctoral degree
Article 33: International Mention in the doctoral degree
Article 34: Doctorate Extraordinary Awards
Article 35: Publication in the Digital Record Centre at the UPM

Extra Provisions
Transitional Arrangements
Final Provisions

 

PROCEDURE TO DEFEND THE PhD THESIS

The steps to follow to proceed with the reading of the PhD Thesis are presented in the following outline:

On the following UPM website, students can find the forms related to the elaboration and defence of the PhD Thesis. 

 

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