Regulations concerning the attainment of doctoral degrees at the KU Leuven, including Particulars for the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The doctoral programme is obligatory and must be successfully completed before the PhD researcher is permitted to submit the thesis and defend it publicly.
The doctoral programme consists of a truncus communis and a supplementary part.
The PhD researcher can only complete the doctoral programme if all the elements of the truncus communis are completed.
The truncus communis consists of at least 6 different elements and is mandatory for all PhD Students.