All the accepted dissertations are available:
The language of the PhD thesis can be Hungarian or English irrespective of the language of the candidate’s publications.
- Table of contents,
- Introduction (with the background of the technical literature),
- The bibliography of the candidate’s publications (the publications related to the theme of the PhD thesis should be listed separately in chronological order),
- Summary (in Hungarian and English, up to one page each, spaced 1.5, approximately 25 lines).
- Length: minimum 70, maximum 150 pages in A4 format (every page should be numbered); 1.5 spacing between the lines,the copy of the pages of publications do not count into the length
- Margins: 3 cm in either side (for binding!)
- Presentation single sided and high quality paper, preferably printed with a laser printer
- Character type: not smaller than 10 (12, Times New Roman )
- Page numbers: the bottom centre of the page.
- References: numbered with Arabic numbers in the text – e.g. (6, 12) In the reference section the references should be either alphabetically or chronologically ordered.
- Number of copies: for the preliminary formal revision 1 unbound copy, for professional revision (for opponents and the defence comittee members) 2 unbound copies and 1 bound copies to be submitted
The cover should include:
- the title and author of the PhD thesis,
- tutor’s name,
- the place where it was written,
- School of PhD Studies of Semmelweis University,
- the name of the departmental School of PhD Studies,
- the list of the PhD final theoretical examination board /complex exam board and
- the name of the official reviewers
- numbered with Arabic numbers in the text – e.g. (6, 12) In the reference section the references should be either alphabetically or chronologically ordered,
- references are listed with all the authors of the publications
- journals are to be referred due to their abbreviated forms in PubMed or Social Science Citation Index, Hungarian journals are to be referred by the abbreviation applied by their editorial boards
- referred publications must be given with the year, volume, first and last page number
- book chapters are to be referred as below:
1.Jaiswal SP, Jain AK, Naik G Soni N, Chitnis DS. (2001) Viral hepatitis during pregnancy. Int J Gynaecol Obstet, 72: 103-108.
2.Marby T, Markham KR, Thomas MB. The systematic identification of flavonoids. Springer-Verlag, New-York, 1970: 62-68.
3.Rácz K. Adrenocorticotropin. Cushing-kór, Nelson-szindróma. In: Leövey A (szerk.), A klinikai endokrinológia és anyagcsere-betegségek kézikönyve. Medicina, Budapest, 2001: 178-186.
Short version of the dissertation
Cover page due to the sample file below
Length: 8-20 pages, A5 format
- Bibliography (only the candidate’s publicatons, publications related to the dissertations separetely from the others)
Items to be submitted with Ph.D thesis
- Copies of all the candidates relevant publications (off-prints if possible)
- The minutes and records of the candidate’s university department. pre-defence discussion of the PhD thesis
- A tutor’s statement in the event of research having been undertaken as a joint effort between the candidate and others. The statement should indicate the extent of the contribution of the candidate.
- the short verison of the PhD thesis in both Hungarian and English
- An electronic copy of the PhD thesis, the summaries and the PhD thesis outlines (rtf and in pdf format if possible, on a disk or CD)
- A supporting letter from the head of the departmental School of PhD Studies
- Proposal for the committee of the public defence and the opponents
- Datasheet of the Central Library (signed , about the publications of the candidate)
Submitting is possible between 1- September-30. June
Number of copies: for the preliminary formal revision 1 unbound copy, for professional revision (for opponents and the defence comittee members) 2 unbound copies and 1 bound copies to be submitted
Submitting personally in the Doctoral Office:
Anita Marosfalvi, Zsuzsa Kalmár, Tímea Kovácsné Ollé.
PhD candidates without former training have the option to choose the following format instead of the ‘conventional’ format described above:
Short Ph.D thesis + Format of the publications:
- The structural and format requirements are identical with the ones described above (including the summaries), except the length which should be 30-50 pages without the graphs and references. This is followed by the candidate’s publications (with the list of numbered publications).
- In a short PhD thesis the candidate is obliged to present the objectives, results and conclusions (it is not sufficient to refer only to the published articles). It should also show how each of the candidate’s published articles contributed to the wider topic of the PhD thesis. Additionally, articles by other authors should be used as references.
Exceptionally, a book or an artistic piece can be considered of similar value to a PhD thesis.
The summaries and PhD thesis outlines are required in this case as well (depending on the nature of the work).
The Doctoral Council of the University can determine other requirements or dispensations for individual cases.
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