About the PhD programme – University of Copenhagen

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About the PhD programme

Entering the PhD programme requires an academically relevant Danish master's degree or equivalent qualifications, such as a master's degree from a foreign university.

The PhD programme is a three-year full-time course. The candidates individually plan their study, which involves:

  • A supervised scientific research project
  • Courses corresponding to six months studies (totaling 30 ECTS points)
  • Teaching and knowledge dissemination 
  • Networking with active research groups - preferably international groups
  • A thesis and public defense of the thesis

More information can be found at: Regulations for the PhD programme in Psychology.