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Documentation for the defense


The presentation and defense of a doctoral thesis at the UAM is regulated by the "Procedure relating to the tribunal, defense and evaluation of the doctoral thesis at the Autonomous University of Madrid" (see download area).

The deposit of the doctoral thesis and the associated documentation must be done exclusively in electronic format, on a flash drive, in the Registry located in the Doctoral School (Cantoblanco campus or Medicine campus) or in the General Registry of the UAM (Edificio of Rectorate):

Documentation to be presented at the Registry:

1. Printed document "Request for authorization to defend the doctoral thesis", including the declaration of the documents recorded on the pen drive that will accompany said request.

2. Pendrive with the thesis file to be registered, and all the required documentation as listed below, in separate files, pdf identified with the name and surname:

  • Request for authorization to defend the doctoral thesis (Surname_Name_SolicitudDefensa.pdf)
  • A copy of the thesis in open electronic format (pdf), which is accessible (Surname_Name_DoctoralThesis.pdf). See the document in the download area on the procedure to make a PDF document accessible with Adobe Acrobat DC and to improve the quality of said document.
  • Summary-abstract of the doctoral thesis in a separate file to the thesis Surname_Name_Resumen.pdf).
  • Declaration of Ethical Commitment and Originality (Surname_Name_Ethical Commitment.pdf)
  • Document of personalized activities of the doctoral student. The activities must have been previously validated (Surname_Name_DAD.pdf)
  • Motivated report from the director or directors of the doctoral thesis stating the results of the evaluation of the thesis and expressly endorsing its presentation to public defense. In the case of doctors not linked to the doctoral program, the tutor of the doctoral student must provide a reasoned ratification of the thesis report. Said report must also be authorized and signed by the coordinator once approved by the Academic Committee of the doctoral program (Surname_Name_ReportDirector.pdf).
  • Proposal for a thesis evaluation panel made up of 5 or 7 doctors, experts in the field, signed by the coordinator of the Academic Committee of the doctoral program, in which the research experience of the proposed members must be specified through publications in the scientific, technical, humanistic, artistic field or equivalent (Surname_Name_Tribunal Proposal.pdf). If more than two members of the court are external to the Community of Madrid, the proposal will be accompanied by a co-financing commitment (Surname_Name_Co-financing.pdf)
  • Form related to the transfer of rights for the dissemination of the thesis in open access (Surname_Name_CessionDerechos.pdf)
  • The additional complementary documents that establish the current procedures of the UAM for theses presented as a compendium of publications, theses written in languages ​​other than the official ones at the UAM, doctorate with international mention, mention of industrial doctorate, co-supervision of doctoral thesis, or affected theses for confidentiality/data protection processes.