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Health Sciences

Health Science

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 Health 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 minimum GPA of 7.25 (on a scale from 1-10). It is permitted to waive the minimum mark requirement for applicants with confirmed research experience.

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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