Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Doctoral eduaction at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Training component

The training component (course work) is an obligatory part of the doctoral education and must correspond to at least 30 credits (ECTS). The training component must contain academic and methodological training, training in dissemination, philosophy of science and ethics. It is important that the elements of the training component are relevant to the PhD project as a whole.

Main content

The content of the training component, together with the work on the thesis and previous education, must provide the necessary academic breadth and specialisation laid down in the objectives for the doctoral programme. The elements in the training component must be relevant to the PhD candidate's research project.

The training component must comprise 30 credits and consists of the following elements:

  • Courses, research courses, specialised syllabi, 20-22 credits
  • Theory of science and ethics, 5 credits
  • Dissemination, 3-5 credits, including presentation at an international conference.

For more detailed information, please see the Programme description here.