Doctoral dissertations are scientifically significant works consisting of new research findings. They can be either monographs or article-based dissertations that consist of a summarising report and the related articles.
In accordance with the rector’s decision (79/2012), all doctoral dissertations must fulfil consistent scientific criteria. They must
a) Contain new scientific knowledge
b) Demonstrate critical thinking
c) Demonstrate profound familiarity with the field
d) Demonstrate mastery of research methods and their application
e) Are scientifically convincing
f) Contain justified research results
g) Demonstrate scientific integrity and adhere to the norms of ethical research
Completing a doctoral dissertation typically takes four years of full-time work.
Doctoral dissertations are graded by the Faculty Council of the Faculty of Medicine. Dissertations are graded on a scale of Fail, Pass and Pass with Distinction.