Postgraduate studies at MMK

The MMK department conducts post-graduate studies in several fields of research in Medical Science. There are currently around 150 graduate students enrolled.

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


From August 26, 2018, there is a new process for admission. More information is available at

Green light – approval of a supervisor MMK