Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Medicine - Handbook

Welcome to the Faculty of Medicine's doctoral studies. Here you will find information about doctoral studies - Doctoral handbook - intended learning outcomes, follow-up of study plans, courses, tips for public defence and additional helpful information for doctoral students. You will also find the necessary forms for your doctoral studies.

Faculty-wide doctoral programme

Students admitted to doctoral studies as of 1 July 2021 will be part of a faculty-wide doctoral programme, according to the new general study plan. The programme aims to support individual progression towards the qualitative targets and offer opportunities for exchange across subject and departmental boundaries, as well as providing doctoral education on equal terms.

The programme comprises 25 credits and is offered in two study rates: 25 credits over eight semesters (four years in total) or twelve semesters (six years in total), with the programme starting each autumn and spring semester. In addition to compulsory courses, the programme includes credit-bearing work in base groups which is monitored throughout the programme. The base groups meet digitally one to four times per semester according to a flexible schedule. Each meeting is estimated at three hours as well as five hours of preparation time.

The courses included in the doctoral programme, as well as the weeks and semesters they are offered for doctoral students admitted to the four- and six-year programmes, are summarised in the table below. The first course semester 1 is offered on campus, while the other courses are preferably offered digitally.

For those who intend to start the doctoral programme in an autumn semester, your application for doctoral studies must be received by the Faculty Office no later than 1 September (of your intended first year).

For those who intend to start the doctoral programme in a spring semester, your application for doctoral studies must be received by the Faculty Office no later than 15 January (of your intended first year)

The schedule is tentative. The course weeks refer to full-time (100%) studies if not otherwise noted.

Course Week
Spring
Week
Autumn
Semester
(4 yr)
Semester
(6 yr)
Joint point of departures for science and research* 7-8 39-40 1 1
Research ethics 5 37 2 2
Research writing** 6-11 38-43 3 4
Oral presentation 4 36 4 5
Grant application writing 6-7 38-39 6 8
Knowledge translation 4 36 7 10

* Requires about 3 days preparatory work before course start
**50% studies

More information

For additional information, see below for information about the doctoral programme and description of the base group work:

Contact

Gunilla Mårald, Faculty Coordinator
090-786 71 78

Ann Sörlin, Director of Doctoral Studies and Chair, Council for Doctoral Education
090-786 92 38

Lena Åminne
10/17/2022