Doctoral degree in Philosophy

Rules for submitting dissertations

In terms of the formal requirements governing submission of the doctoral dissertation, the following instructions must be followed:


Once the dissertation has been written, students may, with the prior permission of their supervisor, deliver a copy to the administrative office for final advice at any time during the academic year. The advisor will have a period of 10 days in which to provide students with feedback. Dissertations may be submitted for advice after May 20, but will only be read after September, i.e., they will be set aside until the following academic year.

In order to defend their dissertation, students must submit seven copies, signed by their supervisor, to the administrative office, formalize the registration and pay the applicable fees. One copy of the dissertation will be stamped and returned to the author.

At the same time, doctoral students must also present:

a) A summary of the dissertation content in Spanish and English, not exceeding 250 words, in both paper and digital formats, in accordance with the following instructions: SEE INSTRUCTIONS (PDF). These summaries are intended for inclusion in a directory of dissertations carried out in Spanish universities.

b) The Agreement Form for inclusion of the dissertation in the publicationDissertation Abstracts International. This form, along with the instructions for filling it out (translated into Spanish), can be found at the following link: ABSTRACTS INTERNATIONAL (PDF).

Following delivery of the seven copies to the administrative office, there will be a period of at least 15 days before the dissertation is read. The administrative office will inform doctoral students in writing of the date, time and place of the defense of their dissertation.

The defense of doctoral dissertations will take place in a public session before a committee made up of five professors.

Regulations for the publication of doctoral theses

You can download the regulations for publication of doctoral theses and completion of doctoral degrees from the following links:



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