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To deposit the doctoral thesis, please request access to and to the Postgraduate Area of the centre where the doctoral programme being studied is based.

The thesis will be deposited electronically through the virtual secretary's office.

Thesis revision form



  • You must be registered in the current academic year.
  • The thesis data will be entered directly by the PhD student in the TESEO database.
    Access to TESEO
  • An updated research plan must be evaluated and accompanied by a favourable report from the tutor and supervisor.
  • The title of the research plan, approved in the last annual evaluation, and the title of the thesis must coincide.
  • The updated activities document, with the corresponding annual evaluations and, if applicable, the compulsory training activities and other specific requirements of the doctoral programme's verification report.
  • Duly signed documentary commitment to supervision.
  • Investigo authorisation


The doctoral thesis

  • Once the thesis has been completed and after the report from the person or persons supervising the thesis, you must apply to the CAPD for authorisation to defend it. To this end, you will send to the competent academic area a copy of the thesis and the supporting documentation of the mentions that are not already included in the system.
  • Submit a copy of the thesis with the approval of the supervisor(s) in electronic format (PDF). This copy must comply with the current rules of style and the following models must be used:
  • Summary of at least 3,000 words in Galician or Spanish, if the thesis is not written in these languages.
  • Present all the required documentation in the case of applying for the international mention, the industrial doctorate mention, the co-supervision mention and/or a thesis that contains publications.
  • In the case of theses presented by the traditional modality (not by compendium of articles), according to the provisions of the Guide of good practices for the direction of doctoral theses, approved by the Permanent Commission of the EIDO in the session of 20/05/2016, it will be presented:
    • The declaration that no thesis chapter is an exact transcription of a previous publication.
    • If applicable, the corresponding authorisations of the co-authors of the articles submitted as appendices must be submitted.
  • In the case of theses subject to data protection, two versions must be submitted. A reduced version in which the contents affected by the duty of non-dissemination, secrecy or confidentiality will be eliminated, and another complete copy that will be kept on file at the University under the commitment of confidentiality. The reduced copy will be deposited for consultation by the scientific community and the full version will be given to the selection board for its evaluation.


Printed forms



The CAPD, after hearing the thesis supervisor (and/or, if applicable, the tutor), will propose a list of seven members of the examining board to assess the thesis.

All members shall be PhDs with accredited research experience or have completed their research at the time of application or a previous application.

The panel will be formed by a majority of members external to the university or institutions participating in the programme, and meet the requirements of parity and externality.

The panel will be appointed by the EIDO from among the specialists proposed by the CAPD and will be made up of three full members and two substitutes.

In the case that the thesis contains literally transcribed publications, the co-authors will not be considered external to the university for the effects of the limitation of one member per institution.


International doctorate mention

It will be accredited with the presentation of the following documentation:

  • 2 favourable reports prior to the presentation of the thesis from 2 expert doctoral persons belonging to a non-Spanish higher education institution or research institute.
  • Accreditation of a minimum stay of 3 months outside Spain in a prestigious higher education institution or research centre.
  • A letter from the thesis supervisor endorsing the stay.
  • A letter from the CAPD of the doctoral programme authorising the stay.

Part of the thesis (at least the introduction, summary and conclusions) must be written and defended in one of the usual languages for scientific communication in your field of knowledge, other than any of the official languages in Spain (with the exception of Spanish-speaking countries).

The examining board must include at least one expert from a non-Spanish higher education institution or research centre with a doctoral degree, this person will be different from the person responsible for the stay (the same conditions apply for the substitutes of the examining board) and from the external informants of the thesis.


Thesis including research articles

The doctoral thesis may contain a set of works that the doctoral student has published or that have been definitively accepted for publication. The University will recognise as a "thesis by compendium of publications" when, in addition to complying with the provisions of Article 41 of the Regulations for Doctoral Studies, the thesis includes a minimum of three research articles, published or with definitive acceptance for publication. The articles must be published in journals indexed in the list of the corresponding field of the Journal Citation Reports or, where this criterion is not applicable, it may be replaced by the bases listed by the CNEAI for these areas.

Additional documentation to be provided:

  • Report from the person/s supervising the thesis, with the approval of the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which must specify:
    1. The suitability of the presentation of the thesis under this modality.
    2. Indications of the quality of the publications presented.
    3. The contribution of the PhD student, if there are more co-authors.
  • Authorisation from the journal/publisher for the use of the publication in the doctoral thesis. In the case of not having this authorisation, the written acceptance of the co-authors that the doctoral student presents the work as part of the thesis. It is recommended that this be included as an appendix.
  • In the absence of authorisation from the journals, the PhD student will provide a publishable version of the thesis for the institutional repository Investigo, without the articles that do not have such authorisation. In this version, the articles will be replaced by their full bibliographic reference together with the direct link to the article. If the articles are published in open access journals, they can be included without any further reference.

The thesis must be presented according to the following structure:

  • Introduction
  • Objectives to be achieved
  • General discussion that gives coherence or unity to the different works.
  • Conclusions and common bibliography
  • Complete copy of the publications



  • Deadline for the deposit and public exhibition of the thesis: 10 working days during the academic year following the administrative review, during which time any doctor may consult the thesis or make allegations.
  • Due to the amount of documents and checks required in accordance with current legislation (R.D. 99/2011), it should be borne in mind that it may take several days from the delivery of the documentation until the deposit is made. Therefore, the deposit will only be effective once the entire dossier has been checked and once it has been published on the website and the interested party has been notified.
  • Approval by the Permanent Commission of the Eido, which authorises the admission of the thesis and appoints the examining board.
  • The president of the examining board convenes and the secretary will notify the date, time and place of the thesis reading at least 10 working days before the date of notification.
  • 5 working days after the day of the presentation and defence of the thesis for the submission of the documentation, for which the secretary of the examining board or the lecturer delegated by him/her shall be responsible.


Thesis reading and public defence

Grades: fail, pass, pass, notable, outstanding.
Mention cum laude, by secret ballot of the members of the examining board (requires unanimous positive votes).
Duration of the procedure: the public defence must take place within a maximum period of three months from the authorisation of the defence.


Application for the degree

After the defence of the thesis and the delivery of the minutes by the secretary of the examining board or the person indicated (this can be sent by internal mail or through the general registry of each campus), the student can apply for the doctoral degree at the postgraduate service by presenting:

  • Photocopy of the valid NIF (identity card)
  • Birth certificate if the student is a foreigner.
  • Copy of the entrance qualifications (only if the qualifications are not issued by the Universidade de Vigo) and originals for collation.


Industrial doctorate mention

The industrial doctorate mention will be awarded if the following circumstances are met:

The existence of an employment or administrative contract in a public or private sector company or by a public administration. It cannot be a university.

By agreement of the Standing Committee of 22 November 2017, the above requirement is specified as a minimum of two years full-time (or its part-time equivalent).

The thesis must be written within the framework of an official research project carried out in the company. This circumstance must be accredited and explained in a report that must be approved by the CAPD.

​​​If the project is carried out in collaboration with the university, there must be an agreement that regulates this collaboration, including the selection procedure for the PhD student.

Optionally, we will have a draft agreement for the development of an industrial doctorate. This agreement is signed by the company, the university and the PhD student. It is not compulsory, but it can be useful to regulate the aspects of industrial property, intellectual property and confidentiality.


Dispositivos calentables basados en óxido de grafeno para aplicaciones biomédicas
Author:  Laura González Rodríguez
Director:  Pio Manuel González Fernández e Julia Asunción Serra Rodríguez 
PhD Programme: Física Aplicada
Date:  april 18, 2024

Lugar y sobredeterminación. Contingencias de la imagen en Shoah y el Monumento al Holocausto de Berlín
Author:  Diego Germade Castelo
Director:  Alberto José Ruíz de Samaniego García 
PhD Programme: Creación e Investigación en Arte Contemporánea
Date:  april 16, 2024

Ejercicio físico y seguimiento telefónico mediado por telerrehabilitación cardiaca en pacientes con Insuficiencia cardiaca
Autoría:  Jhonatan Betancourt Peña
Director:  María José Martínez Patiño e Iago Portela Pino 
PhD Programme: Educación, Deporte e Saúde
Date:  april 15,  2024

Monitoring the evolution of drug targets of pathogens to improve the design of therapies
Author:  David Ferreiro García
Director:  Miguel Arenas Busto 
PhD Programme: Metodoloxía e Aplicacións en Ciencias da Vida
Date: april 12, 2024

Evaluación de la enseñanza del SVB mediante dos metodologías diferentes (presencial versus clase invertida) en profesorado en activo y alumnado de Educación Primaria y Secundaria en la comunidad autónoma de Galicia
Author:  Miguel Cons Ferreiro
Director:  Vicente Romo Pérez e Rubén Navarro Patón 
PhD Programme: Creatividade e Innovación Social e Sostible
Date: april 12, 2024

Efectos de los programas basados en Escuela de la Espalda sobre la prevención y el tratamiento del dolor inespecífico lumbar y cervical en adultos
Author:  Pablo Hernández Lucas
Director:  José Luís García Soidan e Raquel Leirós Rodríguez 
PhD Programme: Creatividade e Innovación Social e Sostible
Date: april 12,  2024

Impacto de las políticas públicas en las empresas de la aviación comercial: Un análisis del COVID-19 y la crisis climática
Author:  Pol Fontanet Pérez
Director: Xosé Henrique Vázquez Vicente e Pere Suau Sánchez 
PhD Programme: Análise Económica e Estratexia Empresarial
Date: april 12, 2024

Capital intelectual como fuente de valor en la gestión de bienes comunales: El caso de las comunidades de montes en Galicia
Author: Zugazagoitia Rodríguez, Beatriz
Director: Carlos Maria Fernandez-Jardón Fernandez e Francisco Javier Martínez Cobas 
PhD Programme: Análise Económica e Estratexia Empresarial
Date: april 12, 2024

Aplicación de técnicas láser en la conservación y restauración de yacimientos arqueológicos
Author: Pablo Barreiro Castro
Director: Pio Manuel González Fernández e José Santiago Pozo Antonio 
PhD Programme: Física Aplicada
Date:  abril 10,  2024

A transição para a vida adulta de jovens em situação de vulnerabilidade social: uma abordagem socioeducativa
Author: Edgar Correia Campos
Director: Jesús Deibe Fernández Simo 
PhD Programme: Ciencias da Educación e do Comportamento
Date: april 10, 2024

Enhancing urban mobility and safety through virtual 3D scenarios constructed from multi-source point clouds
Author: Silvia María González Collazo
Director: Jesús Balado Frías e Elena González Rodríguez 
PhD Programme: Xeotecnoloxías Aplicadas á Construción, Enerxía e Industria
Date: april 9, 2024

Estudio comparativo del diagnóstico de desnutrición siguiendo evolución de parámetros físicos en población mayor de 65 años: criterios GLIM versus MNA
Author: David ​​​​​​Robles Torres
Director: José Luís Legido Soto e Natividad Lago Rivero 
PhD Programme: Física Aplicada
Date: april 9,  2024

Variability of extreme weather events and influence on the renewable energy sector in the Iberian Peninsula: wind energy
Author: Ana Catarina Redondo Gonçalves   
Director: Raquel Olalla Nieto Muñiz e Margarida da Conceiçao Rasteiro Magano Lopes Rodrigues 
PhD Programme: Auga, Sustentabilidade e Desenvolvemento
Date: april 9, 2024

Evaluación Económica Aplicada al Análisis de Tecnología y Producción en Hospitales
Author: Octavio Córdova Arévalo  
Director: Francisco Reyes Santias
PhD Programme: Análise Económica e Estratexia Empresarial
Date: april 4, 2024

Innovación Empresarial y Transformación Digital en los Modelos de Negocio de la Movilidad: Perspectivas Industriales e Impacto Regional
Author: Hugo Pérez Moure   
Director: Pablo Cabanelas Lorenzo e Jesús Fernando Lampón Caride
PhD Programme: Análise Económica e Estratexia Empresarial
Date: april 4,  2024

(Re)Writing Ourselves: Auto/biography, Rewriting and the Posthuman in Jeanette Winterson’s Selected Novels
Author: María de Fátima Ferreira da Silva   
Director: María Belén Martín Lucas
PhD Programme: Estudos Ingleses Avanzados: Lingüística, Literatura e Cultura
Date: april 4, 2024

Un marco para desarrollar agentes de conversación inteligentes para la autogestión y el apoyo del paciente
Author: Guillermo Blanco González   
Director: Analia María García Lourenco
PhD Programme: Sistemas de Software Intelixentes e Adaptables
Date: april 4, 2024

Flexible and Highly Scalable Slanted Grating Couplers for Sensing Applications
Author: Vahram  Voskerchyan   
Director: Francisco Javier Díaz Otero
PhD Programme: Tecnoloxías da Información e as Comunicacións
Date: april 3,  2024

Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria: Unraveling Epidemiological Patterns, Molecular Mechanisms, and Biotechnological Advances
Author: Vanda Patrícia Pinto Peixoto    
Director: Sérgio Filipe Maia Sousa e Mónica Almeida Vieira
PhD Programme: Biotecnoloxía Avanzada
Date: april 3,  2024

Percepciones de profesores y profesoras en formación inicial acerca de la utilización inclusiva del juego para el aprendizaje de las ciencias con enfoque de género
Author: Daniela Fabiola  Barría Diaz  
Director: Azucena Arias Correa e María Mercedes Álvarez Lires
PhD Programme: Equidade e Innovación en Educación
Date: april 2,  2024

Design and characterisation of a fully integrated indium phosphide transmitter for satellite optical communications 
Author: Peter  Forde Eoin    
Director: Francisco Javier Díaz Otero
PhD Programme: Tecnoloxías da Información e as Comunicacións
Date: november 29, 2023


Virtual defences 

If you are interested in remote attendance, you should request access to the room through:

  • Thesis supervisors
  • Coordinators of the doctoral programme to which the thesis is assigned.
  • Eido management (

Forthcoming readings


A escrita acusmática: definición, análise e estilo 
Autoría: Berio Molina Quiroga       
Dirección: Ignacio Fernando Barcia Rodríguez
Programa de doutoramento: Creación e Investigación en Arte Contemporánea
08​​​​​/04​/2024 | 11:30 h
Place: Sala do Departamento de Escultura da Facultade de Belas Artes. Pontevedra

Graffiti y abstracción. Presencia e influencia del graffiti en la pintura abstracta contemporánea 
Author: Eric Balbuena González       
Director: Ignacio Perez-Jofre Santesmases
PhD Programme: Creación e Investigación en Arte Contemporánea
10​​​​​/04​/2024 | 11:30 h
Place: Sala reunións do Departamento de Escultura da Facultade de Belas Artes. Pontevedra

Do desencantamento ao (re)encantamento do mundo: a questão religiosa no romance de José Saramago
Author:  Vanda María de Gouveia Fernandes      
Director: Burghard Baltrusch
PhD Programme: Estudos Literarios
17​​​​​/04​/2024 | 10:30 h
Place: sala B3, Salón de Graos, da Facultade de Filoloxía e Tradución

Axially chiral allenophanes as synthetic receptors in molecular recognition events
Author: Jonathan Álvarez García   
Director: María Magdalena Cid Fernández
PhD Programme: Ciencia e Tecnoloxía Química
25/04​/2024 | 11:30 h
Place: Salón de Graos da Facultade de Ciencias Experimentais

Repercusión de la tutoría en el clima de aula y la inteligencia emocional 
Author: Javier Fernández Quintas       
Director Manuela Raposo Rivas
PhD Programme: Equidade e Innovación en Educación
​​​​​25​​​​​/04​/2024 | 17:30 h
Place: Aula de Grao (4º piso) de la Facultad de Educación y Trabajo Social. Campus Ourense

Ficcións apropiadas: humor e feminismos nas artes visuais nas últimas décadas 
Author: Sabela Fraga Costa        
Director: Xosé Manuel Buxán Bran e Juan Manuel Monterroso Montero
PhD Programme: Creación e Investigación en Arte Contemporánea
26​​​​​/04​/2024 | 14:30 h
Place: Act of defense on line

Niveles de exigencia cognitiva en tareas de matemáticas (ESO)
Author:  Laia Francina Tugores Blanco    
Director: Manuela Raposo Rivas e Fernando Tellado González
PhD Programme: Equidade e Innovación en Educación
​​​26​​​​​/04​/2024 | 11:00 h
Place: Salón de Graos do edificio Xurídico-Empresarial (Facultade de Dereito, campus Ourense)

Crosslinguistic influence and Motion Events in Multiple Language Acquisition
Author:  Mohammed Chenteur    
Director: María Rosa Alonso Alonso
PhD Programme: Estudos Ingleses Avanzados: Lingüística, Literatura e Cultura
​​​30​​​​​/04​/2024 | 10:00 h
Place: Act of defense on line

Implementation of a Photonic Chip for Quantum Communications
Author:  Nelson Filipe Duarte Pinto    
Director: Francisco Javier Díaz Otero
PhD Programme: Tecnoloxías da Información e as Comunicacións
​​​30​​​​​/04​/2024 | 12:30 h
Lugar: Act of defense on line

Análisis longitudinal de la lógica interna del breaking mediante parámetros temporales y secuenciales
Author:  Alberto Pérez Portela      
Director: Alfonso Gutierrez Santiago e Iván Prieto Lage
PhD Programme: Creatividade e Innovación Social e Sostible
03​​​​​/05​/2024 | 11:00 h
Place: salón de graos da Facultade de Ciencias da Educación e  Deporte. Pontevedra​

Caracterización molecular y funcional de las alteraciones de core fucosilación en un modelo celular de cáncer colorrectal humano
Author:  Rubén López Cortés     
Director: Emilio Gil Martín e María Almudena Fernández Briera
PhD Programme: Metodoloxía e Aplicacións en Ciencias da Vida
07​​​​​/05​/2024 | 11: 30 h
Place: nuevo salón de grados de la Facultad de Ciencias

Development of Optically Detected Magnetic Resonance techniques for intracellular magnetic and temperature sensing 
Author: Filipe Miguel Cruz Camarneiro           
Director: Jana Berit Nieder
Ph D Programme: Láser, Fotónica e Visión
08​​​​​/05​/2024 | 15: 00 h
Place: Act of defense on line

The central noradrenergic system in a kaolin-induced model of hydrocephalus: implications for pain modulation and micturition control
Author:  Marta Ponteira Louçano    
Director: Isaura Tavares e Maria Cristina Prudêncio Pereira Soares
PhD Programme: Biotecnoloxía Avanzada
10​​​​​/05​/2024 | 11:00 h
Place: Act of defense on line

Avaliação de terrenos agrícolas situados na província do Huambo, em Angola
Author:  Ezequiel Rodrigues Lote       
Director:Fernando António de Oliveira Tavares
PhD Programme: Análise Económica e Estratexia Empresarial
11​​​​​/05​/2024 | 12:00 h
Place: Salón de Graos da Facultade de Ciencias Económicas e Empresariais 

Xosé Filgueira Valverde, unha traxectoria como educador (1939-1996) 
Autoría: Germán Manuel Torres de Aboal         
Dirección: Xosé Manuel Cid Fernández
Programa de doctorado: Ciencias da Educación e do Comportamento 
14​​​​​/05​/2024 | 11:00 horas
Lugar: Salón de Graos da Facultade de Educación e Traballo Social (Campus de Ourense)

Coupling between the DualSPHysics solver and multiphysics libraries: implementation, validation and real engineering applications 
Author:  Iván Martínez Estévez       
Director: José Manuel Domínguez Alonso e Alejandro Jacobo Cabrera Crespo
PhD Programme: Auga, Sustentabilidade e Desenvolvemento
23​​​​​/05​/2024 | 10:30 h
Place: Salón de Graos do Edificio Politècnico. Campus de Ourense

Actitudes alimentarias, imagen corporal y autoestima en jóvenes atletas colombianos
Author:  Isabel Cristina Rojas Padilla     
Director: María José Martínez Patiño y Iago Portela Pino
PhD Programme: Educación, Deporte e Saúde
30​​​​​/05​/2024 | 11:00 h
Placer: Salón de Graos da Facultade de Ciencias da Educación e do Deporte. Pontevedra

Consult the database of doctoral theses



Frequently asked questions about theses

No, it must reflect the thematic scope of the thesis, but it may be modified during the development of the thesis as long as it respects the aforementioned thematic scope. Its modification will imply the modification of the Research Plan and will require the positive assessment of the person tutoring or supervising the thesis (authorised profile) and by the Academic Committee of the PhD Programme.

If the dedication is full-time, the maximum is three years (with an extension of one year and, exceptionally, an additional year up to a maximum of five years).

If it is part-time, five years (with a two-year extension and, exceptionally, an additional year up to a maximum of eight years).

The minimum duration of the doctoral studies will be 18 months, both full-time and part-time, which will be counted from the admission of the doctoral student until the submission of the application for the deposit of the doctoral thesis.

No, it isn't. Once the thesis is on public display, no changes can be made.

No, sick leave does not count. The doctoral student may ask the CAPD for a temporary leave of absence from the programme due to illness, pregnancy or for any other reason provided for in the current regulations for a maximum period of one year, which may be extended for up to one year. 

The public defence must take place within a maximum period of three months from the authorisation of the defence by the body designated by the doctoral school (CAMPO Standing Committee), except for duly justified reasons. If this period is exceeded, the procedures for authorisation of the thesis for its defence must be started again. 

The CAPD, after hearing the thesis supervisor (or, if applicable, the tutor), is responsible for proposing the thesis examining board. It will propose a list of seven members of the examining board who will assess the thesis. The Standing Committee of the Eido will approve and appoint a panel of five members from among the seven members proposed by the CAPD. These members will comply with the criteria of parity and externality and the proposal may not include more than two members per institution.

In the case of theses submitted as a compendium of publications, the co-authors of the publications cannot be members of the panel. The same applies if one of the chapters is based on an article already published as an appendix to the thesis. Nor may the person responsible for the stay be a member of the examining board.

The thesis must include a minimum of three research articles, published or with definitive acceptance for publication. The articles must be published in journals indexed in the corresponding field of the Journal Citation Reports (SCI and/or SSCI). In areas where this criterion is not applicable, it may be replaced by the bases related by the National Commission for the Evaluation of Research Activity (CNEAI) for these areas.

University teaching staff may sit on doctoral thesis examining boards even if they are on leave of absence, retirement, special services or on secondment.

The law stipulates that thesis must be published in open access. However, in case of conflict, it is possible to request a postponement of the open publication of the thesis. This problem does not exist in the case of theses that are a compendium of articles, because the work has already been accepted for publication and this is stated when the thesis is published.

Yes, it is possible as long as all the requirements established for each of them are met. The company in which the PhD student works must agree that he/she should carry out a research stay of at least three months in a foreign centre.

Yes, by sending a pre-enrolment application for each of the programmes applied for. If you are admitted to more than one programme, you can only register for one of them.

PhD theses may be supervised by any Spanish or foreign doctor with accredited research experience, as long as they are authorised by the Academic Committee of the PhD programme. If they do not belong to the programme (consult the human resources in each doctoral programme), they must have a tutor within the programme

Yes, as long as the Academic Committee authorises it, for justified reasons, after hearing the PhD student and the supervisor(s) and co-supervisor(s). 

TESEO is a database with information about the doctoral thesis. The Ministry of Education's website is set up to allow future doctoral candidates to enter their thesis data into the system. The system will control the different steps the thesis goes through and, once the thesis is approved, it will be stored in the system so that it can be consulted. 

This is the person who, as the director or tutor of a doctoral programme, is in charge of transferring to the computer application and managing the different activities provided by the students for their activity document and research plan. 

The thesis may be co-directed by a maximum of two people, provided that there are academic or interdisciplinary reasons or that it is developed in national or international collaboration. Co-direction requires the authorisation of the CAPD.

Only in the case of co-supervised theses or industrial doctorates.

We do not have a form. Each institution issues its report in a document that must identify the university or research organisation issuing the report by its logo, a description of the thesis and the signature and stamp of the institution. These reports must be in Spanish, Galician or English so that they can be understood by the evaluators.