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Postgraduate research studies

Are you interested in studying to become an expert and making a greater difference in society? Do you want to contribute to the advancement of medicine? Would you like to accomplish these goals with the help of your own discoveries, your critical thinking and the latest methods in healthcare?

Two researchers carry out an experiment in the laboratory. Photo.
Neuroscience research in one of the university's laboratories. Photo: Kennet Ruona

Our research students, or PhD students as they are most often called, train to one day contribute to medical advances that improve the lives of people around the world. Below you will find everything you need to know to start your PhD studies.

A doctoral degree is the highest academic degree at a university and is the equivalent of four years of full-time study (240 credits).

The Faculty of Medicine offers a stimulating environment with research ranging from experimental to patient-centred clinical research. Being a PhD student at the faculty also leads to many interesting opportunities for collaboration and stimulating meetings and scientific discussions.

Welcome to learn more about our PhD programme and how to apply!