- A research project, which is completed with a thesis and a public defense
- The completion of a thesis on the basis of the research project
- Participation in coursework at PhD level (30 ECTS)
- Participation in active research environments outside the university of Southern Denmark (Environmental change)
- Teaching activity or other knowledge dissemination of around 300 working hours
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 articles of the highest academic level, which can be published internationally. Respecting, of course, the publishing traditions of the research area.
All PhD studetns must complete coursework equivalent to around 30 ECTS. The courses must be approved by the Faculty PhD Committee. The courses aim at giving the student academic width as well as forming the basis of his/her project. The academic width aims at improving the job opportunities of the PhD student after awardment of the degree.
The PhD Order states that the PhD student should participate in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions.