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Structure of the course of study

This article gives an overview of the programme structure and some of the requirements for each part.

Project plan

The project plan should follow the template for the project plan for the PhD programme in Health and Medicine. The candidate must submit their project plan within 3 months after admission. 

 

Instruction component

The course component of the PhD programme shall comprise of at least 30 ECTS credits, which are distributed as follows:

  • Philosophy of science and ethics, 10 credits
  • Research methods, 10 credits
  • Specialization course(s), 10 credits

The doctoral training also comprises of compulsory academic dissemination. The following components must be completed: 

  • Regular presentation of research progress in your academic group
  • At least one presentation at an international academic conference during the doctoral education
  • At least one popular science contribution during the doctoral education

 

Mid-term evaluation (50% seminar)

A mid-term evaluation of doctoral thesis work will be conducted either in the third or fourth semester (if the candidate follows a three-year cycle). The candidate will present his/her work for assessment by an evaluation team, consisting of at least one persons appointed by the faculty.

 

90% seminar

A 90% seminar will be held towards the end of the PhD course, prior to the candidate submitting his/her thesis for evaluation.

 

PhD thesis

If the PhD thesis will consist mainly of articles, at least 3 articles must have the PhD candidate as first author. At least 1 article must have been accepted for publication in a peer reviewed, scientific journal. At least 1 article must have been submitted, and the rest of the articles must have been made ready for submission.