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Molecular Medicine PhD programme

Molecular Medicine PhD Programme:
The graduate schools at Natural Sciences and Health have established a joint PhD degree programme in Molecular Medicine. As a PhD student, you will  be enrolled at either Natural Sciences or Health, and follow the same assessment procedure, leading to the award of a PhD degree in Molecular Medicine. 

Admission to the PhD programme in Molecular Medicine:
A number of criteria must be complied with before you can be enrolled as a PhD student and complete a PhD degree in Molecular Medicine. These are described in ‘PhD degree programme in Molecular Medicine with associated Master’s degree'.

Important criteria are:
  

  • As a PhD student, you must have an educational background in health science or natural science and either a Master’s degree or equivalent (5+3 model/ordinary three-year PhD degree programme), Bachelor’s degree (3+5 model/integrated PhD programme) or Bachelor’s degree and the first year of a two-year Master’s degree or equivalent (4+4 model/integrated PhD programme). Reference is also made to the formal level of education. 
  • The project must in theoretical background and experimental design apply to the field of Molecular Medicine. The steering committee must assess the project and thereby ensure that it has a real molecular medicine content, and that the demands are complied with regarding the composition and responsibilities of the supervisors. 
  • Your main supervisor must be employed at the faculty where you are enrolled as a PhD student. In addition, at least one co-supervisor must be employed at the other faculty. Great emphasis is placed on the existence of actual collaboration between the faculties, PhD student, the main supervisor and the co-supervisor(s). 

Calls for enrolment in the PhD degree programme in Molecular Medicine are posted in the Graduate School of Natural Science’s application rounds four times a year. 

Qualifying exam:

All PhD students enrolled at a PhD programme at Natural Sciences must attend a qualifying exam in connection with the completion of part A. This examination also acts as a halfway evaluation and is graded passed/failed. Read more in the GSNS rules and regulations.

NB! For PhD students enrolled at a PhD programme at Health (including PhD students enrolled at Health in the joint PhD degree programme in Molecular Medicine) please see the Health website, since Health has their own rules and guidelines for the halfway examination. Reference is also made to the guidelines regarding PhD degree programme in Molecular Medicine with associated Master’s degree.

Steering committee members:

From Natural Sciences:
Associate professor Ernst-Martin Füchtbauer
Professor Claus Oxvig

From Health:

Associate professor Rikke Jentoft Olsen
Professor Helle Prætorius Øhrwald

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