The training component
The training component involves activities equivalent to 30 credits, equivalent to a six month workload.
The training component will provide the candidate with basic knowledge and training that, together with the thesis, provides the necessary academic breadth and specialisation that is embodied in the description of the objectives and learning outcomes for the PhD programme.The training component includes a total of 30 ECTS credits and includes a mandatory part and elective part. The mandatory part is worth 15 ECTS credits and the elective part is also worth 15 ECTS credits.
Courses older than 5 years at the time of admission cannot be included in the training component, and at least 20 ECTS credits must be completed after admission. Completed credits beyond the 30 ECTS credits will not count towards the training component.
The authority behind the final approval for the entire training component is the FFU. The training component must be completed and approved as a whole before the application for the delivery of doctoral work can be submitted. The training component should be approved no later than six months prior to the scheduled submittal.
The Faculty has a supplementary detailed description of the training component. There are separate application forms for approval of PhD topics and activities within the training component, and for the final approval of the entire training component.