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Instruction component

The instruction component shall include the academic and methodical training required to carry out work on the dissertation.

The instruction component shall include courses amounting to a minimum of 30 credits and a maximum of 45 credits. At least 10 of these credits shall include the course(s) in philosophy of science and ethics on the relevant level. At least 20 credits shall be ordinary doctoral courses. The faculties may determine additional regulations for the contents of the instruction component.

The instruction component should be completed at the beginning of the study programme and must be approved before submission of the dissertation. The faculty may grant exemption from part of the instruction component in the event that the student has completed equivalent and approved instruction or courses at another unit or organization.

Instruction component for Risk Management and Societal Safety – social science background
The PhD programme consists of an instruction component of at least 30 credits, which includes a compulsory course in philosophy of science and ethics (10 credits). In addition students must choose courses amounting to at least 20 credits relating to their field of study. PhD courses listed according to subject.

Courses taken at other institutions may be approved as part of the instruction component following an application