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Doctoral courses

Doctoral students at the Faculty of Science and Technology will achieve a knowledge of generic courses equivalent to a minimum of 10 ECTS credits for a doctorate degree and at least 8 ECTS credits for a licentiate degree.

Our courses

Mandatory courses

Introduction for doctoral students at the Faculty of Science and Technology, 1ECTS
Philosophy of science, 2ECTS
Introduction to research ethics, 2ECTS
Oral presentation, 1ECTS
Writing science, 5ECTS

Examples of elective courses

Writing research proposals that get funded, 3ECTS
Statistics for empirical sciences, 3ECTS
Introduction to mathematical modeling, 3ECTS
Communicating scientific research, 3ECTS
Innovation and utilization of ideas, knowledge and research results, 2ECTS
Strategic career planning, 1.5ECTS

Recommendations generic courses

  • Philosophy of science - Can be taken during the whole doctoral studies
  • Introduction to research ethics - Can be taken during the whole doctoral studies
  • Writing science - Is best suited when the doctoral student has written one or several papers 
  • Oral presentation - Can be taken during the whole doctoral studies but there is an advantage of taking the course early because then you can benefit from the knowledge when holding seminars at conferences or at the department during your doctoral studies.
  • Writing research proposals that get funded - For doctoral students in the second half of the doctoral studies. Is suited when the doctoral student wants to write applications for travel grants or postdoc. To take the course you should have taken the course Writing Science.
  • Communicating scientific research - Is best suited when the doctoral student has written one or several papers

More info

Who can apply to the doctoral courses?

The courses are mainly for doctoral students at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå University. Other applicants may, however, have access to the courses, regardless of location. Please note, however, that participants who do not belong to the Faculty of Science and Technology will be billed for the course fee. For more information about this, contact Lisa Hed.

Admission and selection

Admission procedure starts immediately after the deadline of the application. The following may happen:

If the course is full, notification closes. A selection is made among the applicants from the date of admission to postgraduate studies, if the student has applied for the course earlier and more. Notification / Reserves message is sent by email to applicants shortly after the application deadline. Applicants are asked to confirm their course placement via "My Pages". If this does not happen before the expiration date, the location will be the next person in the reserve list.

If the course is not full, the application period will be extended. Information on new deadlines is given on the application page. If the number of applicants is not enough, the course is set.

Note that when submitting your application you should provide contact details of your supervisor. He/she then needs to approve that you attend the course before you can be admitted to the course.

After completing the course

After completing your course, you will receive a certificate sent to you via the university's internal post. If you want to get the score reported in LADOK, you will show this certificate to an administrator at your institution. For questions concerning certificates contact Lisa Hed.

Doctoral courses given by other faculties:

Centre for Educational Development (Note, some of the courses are given in Swedish. You can find info about language at the website)
Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
Faculty of Medicine
KBC

Watch a film from the course Communicating Scientic Research:

 

Science communication for doctoral students

During the course doctoral students practise presenting their research projects.

Doctoral courses spring 2022

The following doctoral courses are planned for spring 2022. The application period is now open.

Oral presentation 1ECTS
Course dates are 12-14/1 and 20/1. 
Syllabus
Apply to the course. Last day to apply is November 21.

Introduction to research ethics 2 ECTS
Course dates are 1-4/2 & 10/2
Syllabus
Apply to the course. Last day to apply is November 21.

Writing research proposals that get funded, 3ECTS
Course dates are 9/2, 16/2, 23/2 & 2/3 between 9-11 am.
Syllabus
Apply to the course. Last day to apply is November 21.

Philosophy of science, 2 ECTS
Course dates are 21/2, 22/2, 24/2, 1/3 & 3/3.
Schedule
Syllabus
Apply to the course. Last day to apply is November 21.

Writing science: How to write and publish scientific papers, 5ECTS
Course dates are 18/2, 25/2, 4/3, 11/3, 18/3, 25/3 between 9-12 am.
Syllabus
Apply to the course. Last day to apply is November 21.

Introduction for doctoral students at TekNat, 1ECTS
You will be able to take the course continuously during the spring, with one lecture 3/5. 
Syllabus
If you want to take the course and you don't have access to the course Canvas page, ask your director of studies to add you. After that you can apply to the course here

Statistics for empirical sciences, 3ECTS
Course dates are May 16-27.
Course description
Syllabus will come later
Apply to the course. Last day to apply is November 21.

 

Doctoral courses autumn 2021

The following doctoral courses are planned for autumn 2021.

Oral presentation 1ECTS
Course dates are 8-9/9, 15-16/9.
Syllabus
Schedule. The course will be given on Zoom.

Introduction to research ethics 2 ECTS
Course dates are 22/9-1/10.
Syllabus
Schedule. 

Philosophy of science, 2 ECTS
Course dates are 4-11/10.
Syllabus. 
Schedule

Writing science: How to write and publish scientific papers, 5ECTS
Course dates are 14/10, 21/10, 28/10, 4/11, 11/11 & 18/11.
Syllabus
Schedule. The course is given on Zoom.

Introduction for doctoral students at TekNat, 1ECTS
Course date is 12/10.
Syllabus
The course is given on Zoom.

Innovation and utilization of ideas, knowledge and research results, 2ECTS
Course dates are 22-24/11 & 2-3/12.
Note: To take the course, you must be at least 1.5 years into your doctoral studies.
Syllabus
The course is given on Zoom.
Apply to the course here. The application will be open until October 31.

Strategic career planning, 1,5ECTS
Course dates are 25-26/11, 30/11, 1/12 & 17/12.
Syllabus
The course will be given mostly on Zoom. One day will be on campus.
The course is open for postdocs. For postdocs we will send an invoice of the course fee.
Apply to the course here. The application will be open until October 31.

 

Contacts

Frankie Ekerholm
Faculty office coordinator
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Lisa Hed
Associate professor
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