Licentiate thesis and graduation

 

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Process of examination and approval of the licentiate thesis (pdf)

A licentiate thesis shall demonstrate good conversance with the field of research and the capability of independently and critically applying scientific research methods.

Forms of licentiate thesis

A licentiate thesis shall demonstrate good conversance with the field of research and the capability of independently and critically applying scientific research methods.

An approved licentiate thesis may be

  • A single study, i.e. a monograph
  • A number of scientific publications or manuscripts vetted for publication deemed sufficient by the university which deal with the same set of problems and a summary of the findings
    • The thesis may consist of joint publications if the author’s independent contribution can be shown
  • Some other work which meets corresponding scientific criteria

A publication consisting of separate publications or manuscripts shall meet the criteria for a licentiate thesis when evaluated as an entity.

In addition, an approved licentiate thesis may also be a literature review showing good conversance with and a critical approach to a topic related to the field of research.

The supervising professor of the licentiate thesis must be a professor at the School of Science and the thesis advisor must hold a postgraduate degree (i.e. at least a licentiate degree). The supervising professor can also act as the thesis advisor, if needed.

Licentiate theses of the School of Science can be found here.

Licentiate degree

The same theoretical studies are required for the degree of Licentiate of Science in Technology as for the degree of Doctor of Science in Technology. In addition, a licentiate thesis must be written.

The Doctoral Programme Committee:

  • confirms study plan on supervising professors’ proposal
  • appoints the supervising professor and one or more thesis advisors for the thesis
  • appoints an examiner for the thesis and confirms the topic and language of the thesis
  • grades the licentiate thesis

The Dean:

  • awards the degree.