The PhD programme is a research programme which on an international level qualifies the PhD student to independently conduct research, development and teaching assignments in the private and public sectors which require a broad knowledge of research. The programme is completed mainly by conducting research under academic supervision.
Through the programme, the PhD student is brought to the forefront of international research and in the course of the project will achieve new research results that are eligible for publication in international scientific journals of the highest standard. At the same time, the PhD student is required to acquire teaching and knowledge dissemination experience and, through participation in specialised PhD courses, establish a broad academic foundation.
The PhD student is assigned to an academic environment within an institute but is at the same time expected to maintain contacts with relevant researchers and research environments at the other institutes and faculties – and to the widest possible extent with the entire national and international research community.
In terms of academic level, the PhD programme is based on a successfully completed Master's programme and corresponds to three years of full-time work. Within this time frame, the PhD student will complete a study programme that includes:
- An independent research project completed under academic supervision
- A course programme of an extent corresponding to six months of studies (30 ECTS points)
- Establishment of links to one or more research environments (preferably abroad)
- Experience with teaching and other dissemination of knowledge
- Completion of a PhD Thesis
How to get started?
The faculty offers PhD programmes within a variety of research training programmes. Read more about the programmes.
You will be required to play an active role, i.e. independently approach a research environment and a researcher who is willing to be your principal academic supervisor, and regularly check if we have any vacant PhD positions. For each institute, you will find information on research areas, ongoing research projects and scientific staff. Read more about the faculty's research areas
On this and the following pages you can read the faculty's general rules and regulations on the PhD programme. Furthermore, you are advised to request information from the institutes on the detailed rules governing their research training programmes. A complete list with descriptions of the individual PhD courses offered by the faculty is available in the Curriculum.