Postgraduate studies at MMK
The Department conducts post-graduate studies in several fields of research in Medical Science. We currently have approximately 150 graduate students.
Postgraduate education at Karolinska Institutet (aiming for either a licentiate or Ph.D. degree) is largely based on the student's personal research project, which is complemented with courses and clearly specified knowledge requirements. It requires normally a total of fours years' full-time postgraduate education to acquire a Ph.D. degree.
Education is open to Swedish and foreign students.
Application for eligibility assessment
All prospective doctoral students must meet both the general and the specific eligibility requirements for doctoral studies. The application for eligibility assessment (application form 1) should be submitted to the central administration at Karolinska Institutet (to the address found in the application form).
Please note that the application for eligibility assessment (application form 1) must be approved before you can apply for admission (application form 2). The processing times for eligibility assessments may be up to three weeks. If your application is incomplete, it may take longer.
Application to admission
A prospective graduate student at the Department of Molecular Medicine and Surgery will be approved by the Department Admission Board. In good time (at least two weeks) before the Admission Board Meeting, send an application for admission. Each application is to include:
- A certificate of general eligibility, Form 1
- An application to be admitted onto a postgraduate programme, Form 2
- An individual study plan, Form 3
- Finance certificate
- Research plan
The Head of Department takes decisions on admissions based on the Admissions Board´s assessment of each application and on the outcome of the admission seminar
Form 2 - Application for admission to postgraduate studies
Form 3 - Individual study plan
Instruction to form 3
Rules and general syllabus
Recommendation for the research plan design
Please send the application to Ann-Britt Wikström, L1:00 or Katarina Breitholtz, L1:03 at least two weeks before Admission Board Meeting.
Admission Board Members
|Richard Rosenquist||Clinical Genetics|
|Daniel Nilsson||Clinical Genetics|
|Lennart Blomqvist||Diagnostic Radiology|
|Jan van der Linden|| |
Thoracic Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
|Anna Lindstrand||Clinical genetics|
|Maria Westin||Sports Medicine|
|Emma Tham||Clinical Genetics|
|Ivan Shabo||Endocrine surgery|
|Elisabetta Dare||Signal Transduction|
|Karin Åvall||Signal Transduction|
|Maria Pettersson||Clinical Genetics|
|Florian Schober||Inborn errors of Endocrinology and Metabolism|
|Meike Paschen||Signal Transduction|
|Cheng Xu||Growth and Metabolism|
|Robin Fröbom||Endocrine Surgery|
|Therese Kindåker||Chief administrator|
|Ann-Britt Wikström||Study administrator|
|Katarina Breitholtz||Study administrator|
|Britt-Marie Witasp||Economy administrator|
Admission Board Meetings
|Date||Time||Venue||Closing date for application|
|6 September||15:30||L1:03||23 August|
|4 October||15:30||L1:03||20 September|
|8 November||15:30||D2:04||25 October|
|6 December||15:30||L1:03||22 November|
Each postgraduate student working towards a PhD is required to attend a half-time control, which should take place two years after registration or once the student has completed the equivalent of two years' postgraduate study.
The half-time control is compulsory if a student is to be permitted to defend his/her thesis at KI. An exemption can be made, however, for students holding a licentiate degree from KI in the same specialisation.
What is required to conduct the half time review?
At least 7.5 higher education credits in general courses (for students registered in Medical Science) must be completed before half time review.
Students admitted from 1 july 2009:The basic knowledge in general science shall include statistics and research ethics, and The introduction to doctoral education at KI must be completed.
At least one annual review of the research study plan must have been completed between registration and halftime control.
Director of postgraduate studies