The PhD programme at The Faculty of Medicine
The PhD programme is a three-year organized training programme aiming to train independent researchers on an international level in interaction with national and international research environments.
The PhD training programmes aims to satisfy current and future needs for competence within research, development, guidance and teaching at universities, other public and private institutions, enterprises and organizations.
NTNU offers a large number of PhD programmes. The Faculty of Medicine offers researcher training through PhD programmes either alone or in cooperation with other NTNU faculties.
The Faculty of Medicine also offers researcher training (PhD) in collaboration with international institutions through cotutelle agreements . Cotutelle is an agreement on joint supervision on the doctoral degree level. The programme originated in France, hence the term cotutelle (as in co-tutoring). Such agreements can be entered into between the two cooperating institutions, the PhD candidate and the candidate's supervisors. The cotutelle agreement regulates enrolment, supervision and the evaluation of the candidate's doctoral degree dissertation. A cotutelle agreement must always be entered into on the individual level, but institutional agreements can also be made on cotutelle cooperation. The candidate receives a diploma from each of the institutions.
The PhD training includes three years of fulltime studies, including a training component amounting to 30 study credits. It consists of practical research under supervision, which then leads to a research result in the form of a doctoral dissertation. A doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Medicine normally consists of published sub-studies that are presented together under a written work combining these studies together into a whole.
PhD programmes at The Faculty of Medicine
A programme board has been established for each programme. This board has the academic responsibility for the programme and assesses applications for admission.
The Faculty of Medicine offers the following PhD programmes: