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Medical Sciences

Medical Sciences

180 eða 240 ECTS - Doctorate

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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

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 also 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
E-mail: medicine@hi.is

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

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