The MCB Training Programme
In accordance with the general regulations for PhD training at the University of Bergen, the MCB PhD degree contains a training component of 30 ECTS (min.), with compulsory activities in science theory and ethics, and in scientific outreach. The MCB training programme consists of four core modules:
- An introductory course to research in molecular and computational biology.
- A series of courses and workshops related to the disciplines of MCB.
- A science theory, history and ethics course.
- A scientific communication module containing a course in science writing, an MCB PhD Forum.
MCB also support student-driven activities, such as the annual Young Scientist's Retreat.
Other places to find courses
Ordinary masters level courses can also be used to some extent. You should check both "Natural sciences and technology" and "Medicine, dental and healath studies" (Upper right menu).
PhD Training at the University of Bergen
For general information regarding the PhD-programme in Bergen, please refer to the University's PhD-webpage
Glesvær September 9-10 and 5 half days (Mondays and/or Tuesday) in weeks 38-40.
Here you will find an overview over previous courses given by MCB
This three-day course will take you from planning and preparing to writing and submitting a paper. You also receive in-depth advice on how to tackle the peer-review process and deal with reviewers and editors. You learn to understand the implicit rules of the peer-review publishing system and receive concrete advice how to overcome the various hurdles of this system with your particular paper
A PhD opens up many career opportunities. Formulating and presenting your own skills is essential in pursuing a job. This might be particularly challenging if you are looking for jobs outside academic research.