Independent research work shall result in a scientific paper. The paper must be at such a scientific level that after a possible review it may be included in a publication of good international standards.
The thesis is structured as a monograph or as a compilation of a number of scientific articles. A scientific thesis jointly written by two or more persons may be approved as a joint licentiate thesis if the authors’ separate work can be distinguished. A summarising chapter of a compilation thesis integrates the different parts and clarifies the doctoral student’s work.
A licentiate thesis may be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English (ref 2783-09). The chairman of the boards will decide if another language is permitted.