Information for PhD students and supervisors at the Department of Medical Sciences

The education at the doctoral level in medicine and pharmacy is largely common in terms of courses, forms and routines. However, some things are specific to the department in which the education is carried out. On this page, we have gathered information that is specific to the research education at the Department of Medical Sciences.

How to post a phD position at IMV

According to the Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 7 § 37) posting is not needed if

  1. the PhD student will complete the studies within the framework of an employment other than the university,
  2. the PhD student has commenced the postgraduate studies at another university,
  3. there are other particular reasons, such as
    • external self-funding received in competition,
    • admission to the later part of the doctoral studies,
    • admission to licentiate studies.

Application for admission to doctoral studies

Once you have been accepted as a doctoral student

Recurring annual routines

  • Documentation of "Activity and income details" shall be sent to Katarina Vangen twice a year. She will send out a reminder and a form for this at the end of each semester.
  • An annual follow-up of the individual study plan must be submitted no later than 15th February the following year by all doctoral students with the exception of those who have been admitted or had their half-time seminar during the past year. Katarina Vangen will send out a reminder for the annual follow-up at the end of the year.

Courses

  • Postgraduate studies include courses and other components that should correspond to at least 30 credits for a doctoral degree and at least 15 credits for a licentiate degree. For both types of degree, all compulsory postgraduate courses need to be completed and passed. Compulsory courses are automatically registered in Ladok. For doctoral degrees, compulsory components also need to be completed.
  • Doctoral students and supervisors jointly plan which courses the doctoral student is to take. Planned courses should be included in the individual study plan (ISP).
  • Courses that are not automatically registered in Ladok must be entered by Katarina Vangen. Fill in the form "Blankett för införande av kurser i Ladok", on the Department's group pages on the Staff portal, with all requested information and make sure that it is signed by the supervisor before e-mailing it to Katarina Vangen who registers it in Ladok. The examiner thereafter approves the courses in Ladok.
  • Please read more about postgraduate courses on the Staff portal.

Half-time seminar

Doctoral thesis defence at Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy

Last modified: 2022-05-05