LACDR PhD Portal
Leiden University prescribes no strict regulations with regard to the format and structure of a PhD dissertation. For PhD dissertations at the LACDR the following may serve as a guide:
- Typically a PhD dissertation contains six chapters: one chapter with a general introduction, four chapters with results of original research and one chapter with a general discussion, conclusions and perspectives
- Generally, a minimum of two research papers should have been published in an international peer-reviewed scientific journal or been accepted for publication
- The PhD candidate is the sole first author of the majority of the publications
- Typically, the publications have been published not longer than five years ago
- The PhD dissertation is presented in book form and written in English
The PhD Doctorate Committee reviews your work. The PhD dissertation is formally defended in front of a PhD Opposition Committee.