The PhD programme in information technology is standardized to 180 credits (3 years). The final plan for the PhD programme is designed in consultation with the candidate, the supervisor and department depending on the subject area for the thesis and the candidate’s needs and preferences.
Upon the completion of the PhD education, the candidate should be at the forefront of knowledge in one or several of the Department of Computer and Information Science’s academic areas. The candidate should be able to evaluate the application of different methods in these subject areas and will contribute to the development of new knowledge, new theories and new methods in the subject area.
Upon completion of the PhD degree, the candidate should be able to formulate questions for, and plan and carry out research in one or more of the Department of Computer and Information Science’s subject areas. The candidate should be able to conduct research at a high international level, and should be able to address complex technical questions and challenge established knowledge and practices in the area. The candidate will be able to evaluate the work of others at the same level.
Upon completion of the PhD degree, the candidate should be able to conduct research with professional and ethical integrity. The candidate will be able to participate in complex multidisciplinary assignments and projects, provide research and development via recognized national and international channels, participate in debates in the field in international forums and assess the need to take the initiative to drive innovation. The candidate should be able to quickly acquire new knowledge in the field.
The PhD programme in information technology is academically linked to the Computer and Information Science main area.
Interdisciplinary areas that have a main profile in IT are also included.