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Preapproved courses

The PhD Committee at the Faculty of Science has preapproved a number of courses. Preapproval means that you do not  need to apply the PhD Committee for approval. When you have passed the course, please send the diploma to the PhD secretary and the course will be registrered as part of your PhD education of approx. 30 ECTS. The courses are:

For all PhD students at the Faculty of Science

  • Patent course (1.5 ECTS) 
  • Practical course in oral knowledge dissemination (3 ECTS) 
  • Visual communication and presentation skills (2 ECTS)
  • Science Innovator (5 ECTS) 
  • Writing Scientific Papers in English (5 ECTS)
  • Danish language course (3 ECTS)
  • Career development course - English (1.5 ECTS)
  • Design and manage your projects (3 ECTS)
  • Project management (2 ECTS)
  • Research grant proposal (2 ECTS)
  • PhD Development course - tools and methods for the good PhD Education (2 ECTS)

For PhD students at the Department of Biology

  • BB201 Aquatic Microbial and Molecular Ecology (10 ECTS)
  • BB202 Advanced ecotoxicology (5 ECTS)
  • BB203 Acoustical Communication (10 ECTS)
  • BB208 Introduction to Evolutionary Demography (5 ECTS)
  • BB801 Natural Resource Economics and Management (5 ECTS)
  • BB804 Biology Experiments – Communicating Biology (5 ECTS)
  • BB807 Molecular Toxicology (5 ECTS)
  • BB809 Behavioural Biology (5 ECTS)
  • BB810 Research Project I (5 ECTS)
  • BB811 Research Project II (5 ECTS)
  • BB812 Research Project III (10 ECTS)
  • BB815 Environmental legislation (5 ECTS) (taught in Danish)
  • BB820 Risk assesment of chemicals (5 ECTS)
  • BB822 Mathematical environmental modelling 1 (5 ECTS)
  • BB823 Sound and hearing (5 ECTS)
  • BB824 An Introduction to the Biology of Marine Mammals (5 ECTS)
  • BB825 Environmental quality and assessment of pollution in streams (5 ECTS)
  • BB827 Mathematical environmental modelling 2 (5 ECTS)
  • BB832 Marine Ecosystems (5 ECTS)
  • BB835 Behavioral Biology II (10 ECTS)
  • BB836 Geographical Information systems (GIS) in Environmental monitoring and Climate adaption (10 ECTS)
  • BB837 Biodiversity Conservation and Management (5 ECTS)
  • BB838 Basic bioacoustics using Matlab (5 ECTS)
  • BB839 Planning and evaluation of biological studies (5 ECTS)
  • BB844 Field Course in Freshwater or Marine Biology (5 ECTS)
  • BMB207 Biophotonics (5 ECTS)
  • ST808 Multivariate data analysis and chemometrics (5 ECTS)
  • ST811 Multivariate statistical analysis (5 ECTS)
  • ST813 Statistical modelling (10 ECTS)
  • ST816 Somputational statistics (10 ECTS)

Interdisciplinary courses from the Department of Biology

  • BF803x Oral Science Communication (10 ECTS)
  • BF804x Project Management in Science (5 ECTS)

For PhD students at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

  • BMB202 Protein Purification (10 ECTS)
  • BMB205 Advanced methods in protein mass spectrometry and proteomics (10 ECTS)
  • BMB206 3D spheroid culture as long term in vitro cell culture model (5 ECTS)
  • BMB207 Biophotonics (5 ECTS)
  • BMB201 Autoimmunology (5 ECTS)
  • SU809 Laboratory Animal Science I (5 ECTS)
  • A1: Basal metabolism and molecular mechanisms in the metabolic syndrome (4 ECTS)
  • A2: Summer School on Diabetes and Metabolism (3 ECTS) 
  • B3: Beta-cell Biology - University of Copenhagen (3 ECTS)
  • B4: Pregnancy and Programming and Later Risk of Obesity Related - University of Copenhagen (4 ECTS) 
  • B5: Developmental programming of metabolism - Steno Diabetes Center (3 ECTS)
  • B6: Inflammation and Metabolism - University of Copenhagen (3.5 ECTS)
  • B7: Molecular genetics in metabolic diseases - University of Copenhagen (3 ECTS)
  • School in Fluorescence and Photonics (5 ECTS)
  • Cross-institutional PhD course in Bioimaging (9 ECTS)
  • PhD Summer School on Nucleic Acid Chemical Biology (NACB). This ECTS is not fixed because the course is offered every two years with different subject matters. You will be granted the number of ECTS which the course is worth when you follow the course.

For PhD students at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy

  • BMB207 Biphotonics (5 ECTS)
  • KE803 Molecular modelling (5 ECTS)
  • KE810 Bioinorganic Chemistry (5 ECTS) 
  • KE811 Advanced NMR Spectroscopy (5 ECTS) 
  • KE820 Computational Quantum Chemistry (5 ECTS)
  • KE824 Biomolecular Simulations (5 ECTS)
  • FY802 Statistical Physics (10 ECTS) 
  • FY803 Quantum Physics (10 ECTS) 
  • FY805 Advanced Physics of Condensed Matter (10 ECTS) 
  • FY822 Advanced research topics in fundamental physics (5 ECTS)
  • FY824 Quantum field theory in curved space (5 ECTS)
  • NAT809 Assembling minimal living systems (5 ECTS)
  • ST808 Multivariate data analysis and chemometrics (5 ECTS)
  • ST811 Multivariate statistical analysis (5 ECTS)
  • ST813 Statistical modelling (10 ECTS)
  • ST816 Computational statistics (10 ECTS)
  • Participation in six official colloquiums at the Department of Physics, Chemistry  and Pharmacy within one year (1 ECTS) 
  • Mass 2011 Large Hadron Collider Training School (5 ECTS)
  • School in Fluorescence and Photonics (5 ECTS)
  • Cross-institutional PhD course in Molecular Biophysics (10 ECTS)

For PhD students at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

  • DM202 Multicriteria Optimization and Sensitivity Analysis (5 ECTS)
  • DM207 I/O-Efficient Algorithms and Data Structures (10 ECTS)
  • DM208 Combinatorial Optimization I (5 ECTS)
  • DM209 Combinatorial Optimization II (5 ECTS)
  • DM210 Fixed parameter algorithms and exact algorithms for combinatorial optimization problems (Combinatorial optimization III) (5 ECTS)
  • DM803 Advanced Data Structures (10 ECTS)
  • DM813 Algorithms for Biological Sequence Analysis (5 ECTS) 
  • DM817 Network Programming: Theory and Applications (5 ECTS) 
  • DM819 Computational Geometry (10 ECTS) 
  • DM820 Advanced Topics in Programming Languages (5 ECTS) 
  • DM823 String Algorithms (5 ECTS) 
  • DM828 Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (5 ECTS) 
  • DM833 Approximation Algorithms (5 ECTS) 
  • DM835 Distributed Database Systems (5 ECTS) 
  • DM836 Advanced topics in parsing and compiling (5 ECTS)
  • DM839 Randomized Algorithms (10 ECTS) 
  • DM840 Algorithms in Cheminformatics (10 ECTS)
  • DM843 Unsupervised Learning (5 ECTS)
  • DM845 Advanced Algorithms for Computational Biology (5 ECTS)
  • DM850 Satisfiability (10 ECTS)
  • DM854 Cryptology (10 ECTS)
  • DM858 Scheduling, Timetabling and Routing (5 ECTS)
  • DM860 Online Algorithms (10 ECTS)
  • MM802 Stochastic Differential Equations I (10 ECTS) 
  • MM805 Dirac operators (5 ECTS) 
  • MM806 Harmonic Maps and Integrable Systems (5 ECTS) 
  • MM807 von Neumann algebras (5 ECTS)
  • MM810 Graph theory I (5 ECTS)
  • MM811 Stochastic Differential Equations II (10 ECTS)
  • MM819 Introduction to Operator Algebras (5 ECTS) 
  • MM825 Algebra (5 ECTS) 
  • MM829 Combinatorial Topology (5 ECTS) 
  • MM832 Groups and Operator Algebras (5 ECTS)
  • MM834 Partial differential equations: theory, modelling and simulation (10 ECTS)
  • MM838 Selected topics in modern analysis (5 ECTS)
  • MM839 Numerical analysis of hyperbolic conservation laws (10 ECTS)
  • MM844 Introduction to noncommutative geometry (10 ECTS)
  • ST803 Extreme Value Statistics (5 ECTS) 
  • ST812 Order Statistics (5 ECTS)
  • PhD Seminar on Mathematics and Science Education (4 ECTS)

The same rules apply to Industrial PhD students, with one exemption: the mandatory Business course is preapproved with 7.5 ECTS. Read more on the website of the Danish Agency for Science Technology and Innovation.

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