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Your PhD plan should include an overview of the courses you plan to take as part of your PhD programme. The course plan will be reviewed when you apply for enrolment into the programme, but you can revise it during your study period.

You must participate in courses equivalent to six months of full-time study (30 ECTS).

The course plan must include the two mandatory courses:

  • "Introduction to health research" (1 day/0.7 ECTS) 
  • "Responsible conduct of research - Elements of scholarship" (4 modules/2 ECTS).

These two courses must be completed within the first year of study.

Any of the courses offered by the Graduate School's graduate programmes and courses offered by other Danish and foreign universities can be part of the course plan. Other courses require individual approval from the Graduate School. All courses must be chosen in consultation with your supervisor so that your courses are tailored to your research.

Please note that courses you take at other institutions are not automatically registered in our files, so you will need to send us your course certificate to obtain credits for the course. Only PhD courses (or equivalent level) can be approved. 

Participation in international congresses and symposia, where you give an oral presentation or present a poster, may be approved as a course element with 2 ECTS points (maximum 6 ECTS credits in total).

You can apply for approval of courses taken up to three years before your enrolment as a PhD student.

Find courses and register!

The course overview gives further information about the courses offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences' graduate programmes.

If you only want to see the courses offered by a specific graduate programme, you can go to directly to the pages describing the graduate programmes.

To see courses offered at other Danish universities, please visit


Last Updated 01.04.2019