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Trial lecture and public defence

The PhD examination consists of a trial lecture and a public defence of the thesis (disputation).

When the dean has approved a positive recommendation from the evaluation committee, you will be formally ready for the public defence. Before the public defence you must deliver a trial lecture on a given topic.

About the PhD examination

The trial lecture is held prior to the public defence and can normally take place six weeks after the faculty has found the thesis worthy of defence. The disputation is the public defence of the thesis.

More about the PhD examination.

Dates for trial lecture and public defence

Dates for the PhD examination should be made after the thesis has been found worthy of defence.

More about dates and deadlines for the PhD examination.

Preparations for trial lecture and disputation

Prior to the disputation you must hand in a completed personal data form and summaries, as well as book a venue and get your thesis printed.

More about preparations for the trial lecture and disputation.


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Published Apr. 22, 2015 8:22 AM - Last modified Feb. 9, 2021 11:07 AM