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At the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, all compulsory courses and components (poster or presentation at an international conference) must be passed and the total course credits must amount to at least 15 credits.
A PhD student admitted to a programme that concludes with a PhD degree and who wishes to continue their studies to a PhD degree must, when applying for a licentiate seminar, attach a research plan, of no more than 3 pages, for the continued period.
The examination consists of a seminar given by the PhD student and a public discussion led by the chair of the examining committee. The grade “pass” or “fail” is given after deliberation by the examining committee. Supervisors may participate in the deliberations but may not be present at the decision.
Application for a licentiate seminar is made via an e-form on the pages about research training on the Staff Portal. For the Research Training Committee to process the application, the form must be correctly completed and the application approved by the principal supervisor and Head of Department or a person appointed by the Head of Department with responsibility for research training at the department.
The licentiate application must include
- The title of the licentiate thesis
- The planned date for the seminar
- A proposal for the examining committee
- A proposal for a chair for the seminar
- The names of all supervisors
- The name of the examiner
- The author’s brief summary of the licentiate thesis with a list of included papers
- The supervisor’s statement regarding the novelty of the thesis and the PhD student’s contribution, progression and independence, and whether the objectives of the research programme have been achieved
- Report card for internal distribution of funds for quality assurance
- Register extract from Ladok, where courses within the research training programme are clearly marked
- The papers included in the licentiate thesis
When the application has been completed, a consultation should take place concerning the choice of members of the examining committee. The following points should be raised during this consultation:
- Composition of the examining committee
- Issues concerning conflicts of interest
- Papers included in the thesis, the publication status of each paper, and whether each paper included in the present thesis has been included or will be included in another PhD student’s thesis
As a support there is a checklist Consultation checklist
The supervisor or the PhD student should have the consultation with the appointed member of the Research Training Committee:
|Faculty of Pharmacy|
|Pharmaceutical Biosciences||Johan Lennartsson|
|Medicinal Chemistry||Mikael Hedeland|
|Faculty of Medicine|
|Public Health and Caring Sciences||Stefan Eriksson|
|Immunology, Genetics and Pathology||Rose-Marie Amini||Joey Lau Börjesson|
|Surgical Sciences||Kevin Mani|
|Women´s and Children´s Health||Alkistis Skalkidou||Elisabet Nielsen|
|Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology||Per Jemth||Stefan Eriksson|
|Medical Cellbiology||Joey Lau Börjesson|
|Medicical Sciences||Mikael Hedeland||Johan Lennartsson|
Application for a licentiate seminar must be sent to the Research Training Committee so that it can be processed at a meeting no later than 6 weeks before the planned date of the seminar. There is no need to book a time in the defence calendar. Please note that each department has a research training group (FUG) that reviews all PhD applications before they are submitted to the KUF.
The licentiate thesis can be a compilation thesis consisting of a framework story (kappa) and one or more articles/manuscripts or a monograph.
- If admitted with a licentiate degree as the final goal, the thesis must be printed as well as digitally published as a “spikblad”. In connection with the “spikning”, 10 printed copies must also be submitted to the university library and a receipt must be signed. That also applies if the PhD student intends to apply for admission to a later part to obtain a PhD degree.
Publish your thesis
- If not admitted with a licentiate degree as the final goal, the licentiate thesis does not need to be printed but may, if the department so allows, be distributed in the form of a (locked) PDF, but must be registered at the department and provided with this registration number on the front page.
- If not admitted with a licentiate degree as the final goal, the licentiate thesis must be publicly available at the department no later than three weeks before the planned examination, but a formal “spikning” does not need to take place.
- The Faculty of Pharmacy’s licentiate theses shall, before they are made publicly available and regardless of whether they are printed or distributed as a (locked) PDF, also be provided with a number from the series Faculty of Pharmacy, Uppsala University. The number in the series is obtained from the administrator at the department where the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy is active.
The thesis is copied according to the department’s instructions and must be available at the department no later than two weeks before the planned examination.
The examining committee at a licentiate seminar shall consist of three members, of whom at least two shall be docents or have equivalent docent competence, which is confirmed by an attached CV when applying for a licentiate degree. No more than one member may come from their own department (the department(s) where the author or one of the PhD student’s supervisors is active).
The members should, just as in the examining committee at a PhD defence, represent different genders.
At the licentiate seminar, there is no specially appointed external reviewer, and therefore a member of the examining committee shall be appointed as chair and has the main responsibility for leading the proceedings and ensuring that the entire scope of the licentiate thesis and the underlying work is discussed. The chair of the session is also the chair of the examining committee’s subsequent meeting. This person is proposed by the supervisor and Head of Department when registering for the licentiate seminar and is appointed by the Research Training Committee.
- All mandatory courses must be passed.
- Total course credits must amount to at least 15 credits awarded.
- The application must be processed at a meeting of the Research Training Committee no later than 6 weeks before the planned date of the seminar.
- Consult with a representative of the Research Training Committee before applying.
- The thesis must be available at the department no later than two weeks before the planned examination.
- Please note that if the research training programme ends with a licentiate degree, the licentiate thesis must be produced and published according to the thesis template and guidelines from Thesis Production at the University Library and must be available no later than three weeks before the planned examination.