The requirements and formatting of the doctoral thesis are described in the BayNAT doctoral regulations. The PEER executive board created guidelines for the thesis form, formatting and the own contribution declaration (see below) in addition to the BayNAT regulations.
In general, the doctoral thesis must be the doctoral student´s independent academic work providing new insights that help to find answers to scientific questions.
A doctoral thesis may be designed in two different formats:
The date of submission of the thesis is settled with the mentoring committee.
Language: German or English, the abstract has to be written in both languages.
Contents: The sources used as well as other resources must be listed completely; sections that were taken verbatim or almost verbatim from other sources (citations) must be marked. Page numbers must be included throughout.
Printing: The details to the thesis form, formatting and the requirements for the publication of the thesis are described in the BayNAT regulations as well as in the instructions for writing the doctoral thesis below. Nevertheless, we strongly recommended contacting the Dean's office to inquire aboutany updates that might have been made to the regulations.
Signature: Do not forget to sign the statutory declaration!