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Information for PhD students admitted after January 2018

PhD courses completed within KI are automatically registered into Ladok by the department responsible for that particular course.

Rules and general syllabus for doctoral education

Doctoral courses

Obligatory basic courses for all students

  • Statistics – at least 1.5 credits - complete by halftime
  • Research ethics – at least 1.5 credits - complete by halftime
  • Science communication - at least 1.5 credits

Obligatory courses for certain students

These can not be counted as project-specific courses.


If you work:

With patients or patient material - 'Good clinical practice (GCP)' - complete by halftime

With animals or animal material - 'Laboratory animal science'

In a lab environment - 'Laboratory safety' or 'Good laboratory practice (GLP)' - complete by halftime


If you don’t have:

An undergraduate degree in medicine, biomedicine or equivalent education with a basic understanding of human biology - 'Human biology or pathology'

Project-specific courses for all students

Courses organized by doctoral programmes.

The relevance to the individual study plan of these subject-specific courses is determined by both the student and supervisor. The Director of Doctoral education will determine in each case which and to what degree courses can be accredited.

Why? The spectrum of courses included should cover all aspects of the research project and include all mandatory courses required for the project.


Kseniya Hartvigsson

Doctoral education Administrator