Degree: PhD
University: University of Uppsala City: Uppsala , Country: Sweden
Discipline: Natural Sciences
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  • Max Duration 24
  • Tuition fee 14700
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  • Admission deadline January 15
  • Programme Alternatives evening
  • Educational Form taught
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Post-graduate studies in biology

    The two types of degree awarded for post-graduate studies in Sweden are Licentiate (Licentiate degree) and Doctor (Doctor of Philosophy, PhD). The former should take about 2 years and the latter about 4 years of full-time studies.

    The Swedish term for the continued studies is “forskarutbildning”, meaning research education, and the general aim is to give the student knowledge and skills needed to carry on independent research in his/her scientific field. It should also provide the student with ability for a general scientific approach, for critical analysis and constructive discussions in various societal issues. The studies include courses (usually a mix of theoretical and practical training) and research activities, and at the end to publicly defend a written thesis on the research subject.

    In the “Handbook for postgraduate students” (the National Agency for Higher Education, you can find general as well as detailed information about views and rules concerning post-graduate studies in Sweden. More informal and for local information about post-graduate studies at Uppsala University can be found at the Student union. The Student union also has an ombudsman for postgraduate students (Doktorandombudsman) available to provide help and guidance in case of conflicts or other matters connected to regulations and social issues.


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