PhD programme (doctoral education)

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The objective of the PhD programme in Chemistry is to prepare the PhD candidates for work that requires advanced scientific expertise and analytical skills and for a career in academia. 

The PhD programme in Chemistry is closely linked with our research groups and departments, and is a key component in the overall research strategy at the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

The Department of Chemistry carries out both basic (or curiosity-driven) research and applied research within the following disciplines: organic chemistry, theoretical chemistry as well as studies in environmental and analytical chemistry. Project within medical technology, energy conversion, nano-technology, marine chemistry and polar chemistry represents some examples of our multidisciplinary research topics.

The PhD education is a structured degree with a nominal duration of three-year full-time study. Some PhD positions may include a fourth year of required duties, usually in the form of teaching, this will be detailed in your employee contract if applicable.

A PhD degree is the highest level of formalised education in Norway.

A doctoral degree from NTNU qualifies you to a range of positions both in the private and public sector. Academia has traditionally been the main career path for doctors, but now an increasing number of doctors are going into leading positions in the private sector.

To be accepted to a PhD programme at NTNU, you must have:

  • a funding plan
  • completed at least five years of higher education that includes a master's degree or other equivalent degree.
  • a strong academic record and a weighted average for the last two years of your master's degree equivalent to a B or higher in NTNU's grading scale.

Applications for admission to the PhD programme must to be submitted through the Department of your subject area 

Read more about how to apply and admission

Administrative contact

Lise Skorstad
Senior Executive Officer

Academic contact

Øyvind Mikkelsen
Professor and Deputy of Research at the Department of Chemistry