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Ellen Bushell, gruppledare vid MiMS, Umeå universitet.

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Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Medicine

During doctoral studies you are engaged in a research project under supervision and you follow an individual study plan. Education at postgraduate level gives you the conditions to become an independent and critically thinking researcher who is also attractive on the job market outside academia.

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.

Handbook for Doctoral Studie

Faculty-wide doctoral programme

Students admitted to doctoral studies as of 1 July 2021 will be part of a faculty-wide doctoral programme. 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 course weeks refer to full-time (100%) studies if not otherwise noted.

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Doctoral studies

Latest update: 2024-05-21