Molecular Medicine PhD programme

The graduate schools at Science and Technology and Health have established a mutual PhD degree programme in Molecular Medicine. As a PhD student, you can be enrolled at either Science and Technology or Health, and follow the same course and assessment procedure, leading to the award of a PhD degree in Molecular Medicine.

Admission to the PhD programme in Molecular Medicine

A number of criteria must be complied with before you can be enrolled as a PhD student and complete a PhD degree in Molecular Medicine. These are described in ‘PhD degree programme in Molecular Medicine with associated Master’s degree with honours'

Important criteria are:

  • As a PhD student, you must have an educational background in health science or natural science and either a Master’s degree or equivalent (5+3 model/ordinary three-year PhD degree programme), Bachelor’s degree (3+5 model/integrated PhD programme) or Bachelor’s degree and the first year of a two-year Master’s degree or equivalent (4+4 model/integrated PhD programme). Reference is also made to the formal level of education.
  • The project must be linked to Molecular Biology and Health Science.
  • Your main supervisor must be employed at the faculty where you are enrolled as a PhD student. In addition, at least one co-supervisor must be employed at the other faculty. Great emphasis is placed on the existence of actual collaboration between the faculties, PhD student, the main supervisor and the co-supervisor(s).

Calls for enrolment in the PhD degree programme in Molecular Medicine are posted separately in the Graduate School of Health’s application rounds four times a year.

Qualifying examination

If you are enrolled as a PhD student in the integrated PhD programme, you must attend a qualifying examination in connection with the completion of part A. This examination also acts as a halfway evaluation and is graded passed/failed. You can read more in ‘Guidelines for qualifying examinations’. - under construction, coming soon.