The Department of Molecular Biology has an active research education programme involving 40 to 50 PhD students.
The PhD programme encompasses Molecular biology research projects in Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Animal Physiology, Tumour Biology, Developmental Biology, and Biotechnology.
Students interested in our PhD programme should contact a group leader with a research project of interest, which would be the potential supervisor (research). In this research group a candidate for PhD studies start will take a preparatory course introducing her or him to science and research in general, but also to the specific research project.
Before admission to the PhD programme, the Department's Research Committee makes a recommendation after evaluating the student's educational qualifications and the potential supervisor's judgment. The formal requirements for admission and details concerning the programme at the respective faculty are found in a study plan (only in Swedish unfortunately). Briefly, the requirements are four years of University studies (240 credits) out of which 60 credits should be at the Advanced level. Furthermore, 30 credits in Chemistry including 7,5 credits in Biochemistry, 45 credits in Biology/Molecular Biology including at least 7,5 credits in Genetics and 22,5 credits in Microbiology, Physiology and Cell and Molecular Biology. In addition, a project work of 15 credits is required. The credit requirements are according to the Swedish educational system and it is not easy for an international student to deduce whether her or his education is sufficient. We therefore encourage each candidate to contact the Director of studies for advice (see below).
For a Doctoral degree, the student has to present and defend a thesis but also participate in theory courses decided by the department and supervisor.