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⇒ PhD course requirements for students admitted 2013-2017

PhD courses completed within KI are automatically registered into Ladok by the department responsible for that particular course. Courses completed at other universities - check section 3 - Credit transfer. 
The PhD courses should cover all aspects of the research project.

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

See all doctoral programmes at KI

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.

Alexandre Beckman

Doctoral Education Administrator