There are three possible ways to obtain the PhD degree
- after 3-years PhD study, begun after graduation (5 +3 programme)
- after 4-years PhD study, begun after a completed four years of full-time master's programme (4 +4 programme)
- Submission of a PhD thesis without prior enrollment as a PhD student, if one meets the requirements for the PhD program
PhD programme must include:
The Research Project
The research project of the PhD student is the main element of the training programme, and is carried out under supervision by one or more supervisors. The project is concluded with the delivery of a thesis and a public defense of the thesis. A PhD thesis must as a main rule contain publishable articles of the highest academic level.
All PhD students must complete course work equivalent to around 30 ECTS. The courses must be approved by the PhD committee. The courses aim at giving the student academic width as well as forming the basis og his/her project. The academic width aims at improving the job opportunities of the PhD student after awardment of the degree.
According to the PhD Order, the PhD student must gain experience in teaching or other forms of knowledge dissemination. The faculty rules state that 300 dissimination hours is a minimum in the PhD study.
Change of Environment
The PhD Order states that the PhD student should participate in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions.