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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.

A compostaxe como chave para o tratamento de residuos: a súa importancia na biorremediación de hidrocarburos e na xestión de residuos municipais 
Author: David Alves Comesaña
Director: Salustiano Mato de la Iglesia e Iria Villar Comesaña  
PhD Programme: Ecosistemas Terrestres, Uso Sustentable e Implicacións Ambientais
Date: 3 de october de 2022

Application of query expansion techniques to biomedical text information retrieval 
Author: Sérgio João Machado Pereira da Silva
Director: Eva María Lorenzo Iglesias e María Lourdes Borrajo Diz
PhD Programme de doctorado: Sistemas de Software Intelixentes e Adaptables
Date: 29 de setember de 2022

Estudio fenológico y aerobiológico en un olivar en Ourense 
Author: Alejandro Garrido Fernández
Director: Francisco Javier Rodríguez Rajo e María Fernández González
PhD Programme: Ciencia e Tecnoloxía Agroalimentaria
Date: 27 de setember de 2022

Mapeados. Registro de la superficie del mundo y experiencia geovivencial 
Author: Eduardo Manuel Outeiro Ferreño
Director: Alberto José Ruíz de Samaniego García
PhD Programme: Creación e Investigación en Arte Contemporánea
Date: 26 de setember de 2022

Contributions to Personal Teaching Environments 
Author: Yasser Hosny Hussein Elgeddawy
Director: Martín Llamas Nistal e Fernando Ariel Mikic Fonte
PhD Programme: Tecnoloxías da Información e as Comunicacións
Date: 26 de setember de 2022

Extraction of valuable compounds from agricultural sources and red macroalgae to develop novel gels 
Author: Vanesa Sanz Llorens
Director: Herminia Domínguez González e María Dolores Torres Pérez
PhD Programme: Ciencia e Tecnoloxía Agroalimentaria
Date: 19 de setember de 2022

Neural networks and the seawater CO2 system. From the global ocean to the Ría de Vigo 
Author: Daniel Broullón Durán
Director: Fiz Fernandez Pérez e Rosa Reboreda Bouza
PhD Programme: Ciencias Mariñas, Tecnoloxía e Xestión
Date: 15 de setember de 2022

Impact of purging, genetic drift and inbreeding depression on populations of reduced size 
Author: Noelia Pérez Pereira
Director: Armando Caballero Rúa e Humberto Carlos Quesada Rodríguez
PhD Programme: Metodoloxía e Aplicacións en Ciencias da Vida
Date: 14 de setember de 2022

Identificación de STREPTOCOCCUS DOWNII sp. nov., una nueva especie bacteriana de origen oral con potencial probiótico 
Author: Lucía Martínez Lamas
Director: Maximiliano Álvarez Fernández e Pedro Diz Dios
PhD Programme: Metodoloxía e Aplicacións en Ciencias da Vida
Date: 13 de setember de 2022

Estudio ecofisiologico de poblaciones de Elymus spp., en respuesta al estrés hídrico y salino 
Author: Celina Inés Borrajo Martone
Director: Manuel Joaquín Reigosa Roger e Adela María Sánchez Moreiras
PhD Programme: Ecosistemas Terrestres, Uso Sustentable e Implicacións Ambientais
Date: 13 de setember de 2022

Characterization of the immune response driven by novel nanoparticle-based vaccines for tuberculosis 
Author: Amparo Martínez Pérez
Director: María África González Fernández e Ana Igea Fernández
PhD Programme: Biotecnoloxía Avanzada
Date: 2 de setember de 2022

Estudio sobre la identidad de género: un análisis intergeneracional 
Author: Sandra Martínez Iglesias
Director: Antonia Blanco Pesqueira
PhD Programme: Equidade e Innovación en Educación
Date: 1 de setember de 2022

çLa innovación como palanca de la transformación digital de las radiotelevisiones públicas 
Author: María Esther Medina Ferreiro
Director:  María Elisa Alén González e Andrés Mazaira Castro
PhD Programme: Análise Económica e Estratexia Empresarial
Date: August 31, 2022

Nanovacunas y lipoplexos para prevención y terapia 
Author: Lara Diego González
Dirección:  María África González Fernández e Rosana Simón Vázquez
PhD Programme: Nanomedicina
Date: August 31, 2022

Mujer y derecho: tutela mulierum en la antigua Roma 
Author: María Elisabet Barreiro Morales
Director:  María José Bravo Bosch
PhD Programme: Ordenación Xurídica do Mercado
Date: August 31, 2022

Máquinas de desenhar: o interativo e a interatividade 
Author: Marco Costa Moreira
Director:  Ann Heyvaert
PhD Programe: Creación e Investigación en Arte Contemporánea
Date: August 31,  2022

Desarrollo de ensayos alternativos a los físico-químicos para la confirmación de biotoxinas marinas presentes en alimentos de origen marino 
Author: David Miguel Castro Alonso
Director:  Ana Gago Martínez
PHD Programme: Ciencias Mariñas, Tecnoloxía e Xestión
Date:  August, 31 2022

Contributions to the development of electrostatic precipitators for flue gas treatment from biomass combustion 
Author: Natalia Cid Rodríguez
Directors:  Jacobo Porteiro Fresco e David Patiño Vilas
PhD Programe: Eficiencia Enerxética e Sustentabilidade en Enxeñaría e Arquitectura
Date: August 31, 2022

Análise Paratradutiva de Duas Séries Originais da Netflix: La Casa de Papel e Orange Is The New Black 
Author: Morgana Aparecida de Matos
Directors: Jose Yuste Frías e Werner Ludger Heidermann
PhD Programme: Tradución e Paratradución
Date: July 28, 2022

Aplicaciones en sistemas de navegación en interiores de alta precisión
Author: Antonio Losada González
Directors: Manuel Pérez Cota
PHD Programme: Sistemas de Software Intelixentes e Adaptables
Date: July 28, 2022

Estrategias de aprendizaje y procesos cognitivos en el contexto de español como lengua extranjera
Author:  María Suárez Rodríguez
Director: Inmaculada Concepción Baéz Montero
PhD Programme: Estudos Lingüísticos
Date: July 27, 2022


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

Training in aquatic safety from education (school) to sport (surfing)
Autoría:  Joel André Moura Oliveira
Dirección: Roberto Jesús Barcala Furelos e Ana Catarina Queiroga
PhD Programme: Ciencias do Deporte, Educación Física e Actividade Física Saudable
01​​​​/09​​/2022 | 12:00 h
Place: Salón de grados de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Educación e o Deporte de Pontevedra

Insatisfacción corporal y trastornos de conducta alimentaria en gimnastas de acrobática en función del género, edad y nivel competitivo
Autoría:  Alicia Salas Morillas
Dirección: Águeda Gutierrez Sánchez e Mercedes Vernetta Santana
PhD Programme: Educación, Deporte e Saúde
06​​​​/09​​/2022 | 11:00 horas
Place: Salón de actos de la Vicerrectoría del Campus Pontevedra (Casa das Campás)

A comprehensive analysis on how English Language Teaching coursebooks promote teaching pronunciation in Portuguese Public Schools
Autoría:  Carlos Júlio Lindade Rodrigues
Dirección: María Esperanza Rama Martínez
PhD Programme: Estudos Ingleses Avanzados: Lingüística, Literatura e Cultura
08​​​​/09​​/2022 | 17:00 horas
Place: act of defense of doctoral thesis online

Influence of the last glacial period on the genetic diversity of modern humans 
Autoría:  Catarina Araújo Branco
Dirección: Miguel Arenas Busto 
PhD Programme: Metodoloxía e Aplicacións en Ciencias da Vida
09​​​​/09​​/2022 | 11:00 h
Place: Edificio Olimpia Valencia. Torre-CACTI (piso 0). Sala de Seminario CACTI

Novas estratexias de biorrefinerías para a valorización de subprodutos de melón
Autoría:  Xiana Rico Castro
Dirección:  Maria Remedios Yañez Diaz e Beatriz Gullón Estévez
PhD Programme: Ciencia e Tecnoloxía Agroalimentaria
12​​​​/09​​/2022 | 11:30 h
Place: Aula Magna del Edificio Politécnico (Campus Ourense)

Do adestramento vocal á creación do personaxe. Bases e elementos para a elaboración dunha partitura vocal na escena
Author:  María Cristina Domínguez Dapena
Director: María del Carmen Becerra Suárez e Manuel F. Vieites García García
PhD Programme: Estudos Literarios
14​​​​/09​​/2022 | 11:30 h
Place: Salón de Grados de la Facultad de Filología y Traducción

Caracterización neurofisiológica de los Trastornos Mentales Graves
Autoría:  Patricia Fernández Palleiro
Dirección: José Manuel Olivares Diez e Carlos Spuch Calvar
Programa doutoramento: Neurociencia e Psicoloxía Clínica
16​​​​/09​​/2022 | 11:00 h
Place: Facultade de Bioloxía

La mercantilización del cuerpo de la mujer: los vientres de alquiler y el discurso de los mass media españoles
Autoría:  Isabel Iglesias Salanova
Dirección: Yolanda Rodríguez Castro e María Lameiras Fernández
Programa doutoramento: Ciencias da Educación e do Comportamento
23​​​​/09​​/2022 | 10:30 h
Place: Salón de Grados do Edificio Facultades del Campus de Ourense

Ecology of loliginid squid in a coastal upwelling
Author:  Elsa Carmen García Mayoral
Director Ángel Francisco González González e Álvaro Roura Labiaga
PhD Programme: Ciencias Mariñas, Tecnoloxía e Xestión
23​​​​/09​​/2022 | 11:00 h
Place: Instituto de Investigacións Mariñas (IIM-CSIC), en Bouzas

Revisión histórica y análisis del packaging de la primera bodega de la D.O. Ribeiro – bodega Viña Costeira
Autoría: Óscar Martínez Vázquez
Director: María Jesús Barsanti Vigo
PhD Programme: Comunicación
29​​​​/09​​/2022 | 11:30 h
Place: Seminario Antía Cal. Facultad de Comercio (torrecedeira 105)

Estrategias de gamificación para el desarrollo de competencias de evaluación formativa en docentes de inglés. Un estudio de caso comparativo
Author:  Hugo Fabricio Velasco Castro
Director: Manuela Raposo Rivas e Manuel Damián Cebrián de la Serna
PHD Programme: Equidade e Innovación en Educación
30​​​​/09​​/2022 | 16:30 h
Place: act of defense of doctoral thesis online

Characterization of the immune response driven by novel nanoparticle-based vaccines for tuberculosis 
Autoría: Amparo Martínez Pérez
Dirección: María África González Fernández e Ana Igea Fernández
Programa de doutoramento: Biotecnoloxía Avanzada
28​​​​/10​​/2022 | 12:30 horas
Lugar: Sala de Grados da Facultade de Bioloxía

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.