Doctoral studies are regulated by Royal Decree 99/2011 of 28 January 2011. The purpose of this Royal Decree is to regulate the organisation of doctoral studies leading to the award of the title of Doctor. It is official and valid throughout the national territory.
[BOE] Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies. Consolidated text, last modification 3 June 2016 (PDF)
Regulations for Doctoral Studies at the EsDUVa
Regulations of Doctoral Studies at the University of Valladolid
BOCYL Doctoral Studies Regulations
BOCYL correction of errors Doctoral studies regulations
Requirements for the accreditation of the quality of the thesis
It is structured in two parts: general criteria applicable to all programmes and specific criteria for each doctoral programme.
Agreement of the Doctoral Thesis Commission, of 18 July 2022, for the accreditation of the quality of Doctoral Theses
(Published on the Electronic Headquarters board on 27/07/2022)
Procedure on authorisation, defence and publication of doctoral theses in situations of confidentiality or embargo.
Procedure approved by the Doctoral Thesis Committee
Instruction on the procedure for signing the minutes and casting a secret ballot in the defence and evaluation of doctoral theses.
This instruction guarantees the secret vote for the awarding of the "Cum Laude" mention in those theses in which the President or the Member of the Committee acts by videoconference, as well as the signing of the minutes.
Instruction on the procedure for signing the minutes and casting the secret vote in the defence and assessment of doctoral theses.
The purpose of these regulations is to establish the procedure for declaring the equivalence of foreign higher education degrees to the academic level of doctorate.
[UVa] Regulations for the declaration of equivalence of foreign higher education degrees to the academic level of doctor (PDF)
Rector's Resolution establishing the reservation of places for students with disabilities in access to official university Master's degrees and Doctoral Programmes offered by the University of Valladolid. By virtue of this Resolution, 5% of the places offered in the Doctorate Programmes are reserved for students with a recognised degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%.
Rector's Resolution of 21 December 2016
University of Valladolid regulations on enrolment and refund of fees
The following regulations regulate the rules for enrolment, modification and cancellation of enrolment as well as its economic and academic effects.
[BOCYL] University of Valladolid enrolment and fee refund regulations (PDF)
The regulations on the awarding of the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize aim to recognise and highlight the scientific quality of the best doctoral theses defended at the University of Valladolid.
[BOCYL] Regulation on the awarding of the Extraordinary Doctorate Prize (PDF)
Guide to good practice for tutoring doctoral students and supervising doctoral theses.
Royal Decree 99/2011, which regulates official doctoral studies, is the reference framework for the organisation of doctoral studies and, with regard to thesis supervision, recommends the existence of a good practice guide for the supervision and monitoring of doctoral theses. This EsDUVa good practice guide contains recommendations on thesis supervision and tutoring of doctoral students taken from the legislation and regulations of the University of Valladolid and its School of Doctoral Studies, with the aim of clarifying the role of the thesis supervisor and the tutor of the doctoral student.
[UVa] Guide to good practice for doctoral student tutoring and thesis supervision (PDF)
Code of Good Research Practice.
The Code of Good Practice in Research is the document that establishes the guidelines for action in carrying out research activities with the aim of improving the quality of research in all fields.