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Once all requirements are met for the presentation, the supervisor should contact a suitable opponent to determine the date. The seminar is normally held during the semester.

NOTE: You must have passed the courses Methodology in Science and Technology (4hp) and Research Etics (2hp) and Science Education for Doctoral students (3hp) (refers to teaching PhD students) before the presentation of your lic (regardless if you will continue to doctor or if you stop at lic) . Also note that all courses must be completed before the presentation. Inform your administrator in very good time.
Also, see http://www.lith.liu.se/forskarutbildning/licentiatseminarium?l=en for more detailed information!

In very good time, 4-6 months before the defense

  • Book date for the seminar with PhD-coordinator Lena Martinsson (four-six months before seminar)
  • Book room on https://mrbs.ifm.liu.se.  Or use Microsoft Outlook or Lisam to book rooms after the 1st of July..

Two months before the seminar

  • Submit “Anmälan av licentiatexamen” to PhD-coordinator Lena Martinsson, http://www.lith.liu.se/forskarutbildning/blanketter-1?l=sv
    Note: Fill in the data for the opponent in the lower part of the form (leave signature blank). For seminar in August/beginning of September “Anmälan” must be submitted 1st of May at the latest (thesis can be submitted later but only if agreed by Director of Graduate Studies Iryna Yakymenko)
  • Contact “LiU-Tryck” to determine design and date for submission of the thesis for printing. http://www.liu.se/insidan/service/tryckeri/avhandlingar?l=en
  • Get an ISBN number and a series number from the university library:
    Send an e-mail to ISBN@bibl.liu.se with your name, your year of birth, the title of the thesis, date of public defense, publishing department and series it is to be published in (for most licentiate theses from IFM: Linköping Studies in Science and Technology, Thesis)
  • Contact LiU E-press for electronic publication:   Fill in a publishing agreement (found here: http://www.ep.liu.se/authorinf/publ_phd_lic_theses.en.asp). Sign it and send it by mail to LiU E-press, University Library, Linköping University or scan it and send by e-mail to ep@ep.liu.se.
  • Send also information about the time and date for your defense, name of supervisor(s) and opponent to ep@ep.liu.se.


No later than three weeks before the presentation

  • The thesis must be available in printed form and delivered to E -Press. The seminar will be added to Liu's resp. IFM’s calendar (done by your administrator).
  • Distribute a number of copies of Your thesis to:
    • Mattias Severin, Prefekt
    • Magdalena Svensson, Proprefekt
    • Iryna Yakymenko, Forskarstudierektor
    • Lena Martinsson, PhD-coordinator IFM : 3 copies (one will be send to FUN)
    • Library: 3 copies
    • Opponent, mentor: 2 copies
    • Forum Scientium, Anette Andersson: 5 copies (only if You are connected to Forum)
    • Agora Materiae, Karina Malmström: 2 copies (only if You are connected to Agora)  

As soon as possible after the presentation

Continuing Your postgraduate studies?

Are You admitted to the licentiate degree, and You and Your supervisor wants you to proceed to a PhD? Then Your supervisor has to submit a new proposal to IFM Department Board. If IFM Department Board approves the proposal You must submit a new application for the PhD program, by choosing the form called “Doktorandanställning till doktorsexamen” and leave to Lena Martinsson, http://www.ifm.liu.se/intranet/institutionshandboken/forms/anst_forslag/

Responsible for this page: Iryna Yakymenko
Last updated: 04/23/19