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Medical Sciences

Medical Sciences

180 or 240 ECTS - Doctoral

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The programme provides knowledge, skills and training in independent practices for work in scientific research and other practical work, both here and abroad.

About the study

A PhD degree in Medical Sciences is a 180 ECTS credit, three year, theoretical and practical research-based programme of studies.
Doctoral students are required to finish or have finished three courses and participate in the annual Conference for doctoral students.

The objectives of the programme

  • to provide training and insight into the research methods of health sciences
  • for students to gain detailed knowledge in the field of their doctoral research project

Admission requirements

Graduate studies

A research-based MS degree or a comparable qualification with a good grade/assessment. Students who have demonstrated strong academic ability and have experience of research work, with a positive reference from a supervisor, may be enrolled in an integrated Candidate and doctoral studies following completion of the third year of study towards a Candidate degree in medicine at the Faculty of Medicine, i.e. on completion of 180-240 ECTS credits study for a BS degree in medicine.

Contact us

Faculty of Medicine Office
Læknagarður 4th floor,
Vatnsmýrarvegi 16, 101 Reykjavík
Tel: + 354 525 4881, Fax: +354 525 4884

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-16:00

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