The Doctoral Thesis

The thesis is the original work that completes the training process as a researcher. Its presentation and defence leads to the award of the title of Doctor and qualifies you as a self-employed worker in the field of R+D+i.

During this period, the "researcher in training" or doctoral student is trained in skills and abilities that enable him/her to carry out research, and the doctoral thesis is the demonstration of the degree achieved, as it provides original results of the research carried out.

Who can submit a doctoral thesis?

To present your doctoral thesis for reading and defence, you must be enrolled in one of the 29 doctoral programmes offered by the University of Valladolid, at least in your second year of enrolment.

Types of doctoral thesis