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General syllabi and individual study plans

There is a general syllabus for each research subject and an individual study plan for each doctoral candidate.

General syllabus

Each research subject has a general syllabus containing information on:

  • The main content of the study programme and any compulsory exams for the programme.
  • The general structure of the study programme.
  • Specific entry requirements – prior knowledge and other conditions which apply for admission to the study programme.
  • Provisions on selection and the grounds for assessment to be applied in the review of the applicant’s ability to benefit from the study programme.
  • Whether there is an option to conclude part of the study programme with a licentiate degree.

Read more about general syllabi on the faculty web pages regarding research studies:

Individual study plan

For each doctoral  candidate, an individual study plan is to be set up to structure and organise the study programme. The study plan is established by the university in consultation with the supervisor and the doctoral  candidate.

The Higher Education Ordinance contains rules on the individual study plan. The study plan constitutes an important support for ensuring that the  doctoral programme can be successfully completed within four years (in the case of full-time study).