PhD programmes at the Faculty of Medicine

Do you have a strong interest for research and wish to take a PhD? Our PhD training programmes aim to satisfy current and future needs for competence within research, development, guidance and teaching at universities, other public and private institutions, enterprises and organizations.

The Faculty of Medicine offers an interdisciplinary research environment the possibility to take part in national and international research networks. We have a close collaboration with the regional health authorities and University Colleges in Central Norway, and we have for many years had a close relationship with the technology research departments at NTNU and SINTEF.

Our PhD programmes

The Faculty of Medicine offers the following PhD programmes:

The PhD programme in Medicine is new from 1 January 2015. The programme replaces our previous PhD programmes in Public Health, Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine and Clinical Medicine.

All applicants that have been admitted after 1 January 2015 will be a part of the PhD programme in Medicine. The change will not have any practical consequences applicants.

The PhD programme in Medicine covers a wide range of sub-disciplines and the research training and courses will be customized to meet the individual needs of the candidate and the project.

The PhD programmes in Medical Technology, Palliative Care and Health Sciences will not be affected by the change.

Current PhD Candidates

If you already are a a PhD candidate at The Faculty of Medicine, the change will not have any practical consequence for your further doctoral education. You can choose whether you want a PhD in Medicine or within the PhD programme you were admitted.


To apply for admission must have master's degree or equivalent education that is relevant to the PhD programme to which you are seeking admission. You must also have received a PhD or have other funding in order.

Admission procedures

About our PhD programmes

A PhD programme is a three-year organized training programme leading to a research result in the form of a doctoral thesis. 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.

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