Doctoral education at KI - an overview
Doctoral education conclude with the award of a licentiate degree or a PhD.
A PhD normally requires a total of four years' full-time doctoral/third level education. Studies can be pursued in parallel with clinical practice or the like, but must be concluded within four years (for a licentiate degree) or eight years (for a PhD degree).
Progress is checked annually, and there is a more thorough half-time control (or licentiate examination) after the equivalent of two years' full-time study.
The PhD is awarded on the submission of a thesis subject to its passing a public defence. A licentiate degree is defended at a licentiate seminar.