Big defense of the DBA dissertation

The student’s obligation at the end of the third year is to successfully complete the DBA defense of the final doctoral thesis. The final doctoral thesis usually has a range of 90-120 standard pages (not including appendices), it is printed on both sides. Recommended margins are 2.5 cm. A line spacing of 1.15 using a 12-pt. proportional serif font is recommended. The fonts of paragraph and chapter titles are proportionally larger.


Before the planned date of the DBA defense of the final doctoral thesis, the student must have fulfilled other obligations of the student, incl. achieving 70 points in the required structure. Furthermore, the final doctoral thesis and the following documents must be submitted electronically to the DBA at least 8 weeks in advance.

  • 2 printed copies of the dissertation in hardcover, double-sided printing + send it in electronic form to the e-mail address,
  • a protocol signed by the supervisor on the result of the dissertation check in the Validá program (provided by the supervisor),
  • confirmation from the program secretary (Klára Vacková) about the fulfilment of all study obligations,
  • list of publishing activities (signed by the supervisor as well as the student) exported from the PCVSE database.

In case of an unsuccessful defense of the dissertation, the student must incorporate the comments of the committee into the dissertation and may request a new defense date, but not earlier than after 3 months.