The PhD study programme is completed by the submission, assessment and defence of the PhD thesis. The thesis must document the author's ability to apply the subject's scientific methods and perform research that corresponds to the international standards for PhD degrees within the academic field in question, cf. Section 11 of the Ministerial Order on PhD programmes.
Special rules apply to PhD students under the Industrial PhD programme in relation to submitting PhD theses and to appointing an assessment committee, etc. Read more in Guidance to the Industrial PhD Programme (Vejledning til ErhvervsPhD-ordningen) on the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation website.