Checklist before a licentiate degree

When What Who

At the latest, three weeks before the licentiate seminar.

Double check the research subject/ specialisation in Ladok and the degree title ("teknologie" or "filosofie" licentiate-/doctor degree) in the decision of admission. 

The degree certificate states subject as well as specialisation.

For possible change of degree title ("teknologie" or "filosofie" licentiate-/doctor degree) see the faculty's regulations on changing the degree title (only in Swedish).

Lic. student double check the research subject/ specialisation and the degree title ("teknologie" or "filosofie" licentiate-/doctor degree). 

If applicable, lic. student apply for change of subject using the form application for admission to postgraduate education. Desicion is made by the head of the department.

If applicable, lic. student send a request of changing the degree title to the faculty board.

Several months before the licentiate seminar.

Appoint external examiner/’reviewer’ and determine the time for the seminar. The licentiate seminar may take place during semesters and during the summer break with the exception of the period from 15 June to 15 August.

The main supervisor (in consultation with the other supervisors and the subject responsible professor) determines when the dissertation should be ready, and appoints an external reviewer.

Date determined in consultation with Lic. candidate, supervisor and external reviewer.

A few months before the licentiate seminar.

Book a room for the seminar.

Supervisor (lic. student).

At the latest, 3 weeks in term-time before the licentiate seminar.

Submission of lic. dissertation in at least 4 copies, of which one must be available in the departmental office (equiv.), one to the external reviewer, one to the main supervisor and one to the research professor. The department can have further regulations for additional copies.

Lic. student

Information on the licentiate seminar is sent out to all same-subject departments in the country and the university calendar.

Lic. student, supervisor

Licentiate seminar

Seminar consisting of a review by a reviewer from another research programme.

Lic. student, external reviewer, supervisors, subject responsible professor.

The examiner is the subject responsible professor (or his/her representative) after conferring with the main supervisor and external reviewer.

After the licentiate seminar.

Report to Ladok that the dissertation has been accepted for licentiate degree. The grading protocol for licentiate seminar is archived at the department. 

(Main) supervisor

Report to Ladok that all courses for licentiate degree have been completed (course in research ethics of at least 2 credits is mandatory for licentiate degree). 

(Main) supervisor.

Application for degree sent to the Graduation Office.

Lic. student.