A Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) is achieved after the PhD student has completed a PhD program of at least 240 ECTS credits (hp). All course requirements should be fulfilled and successful defending of the PhD thesis must have taken place. More about the requirements of a PhD degree you can read in the study handbook and the major subject related syllabus.
For each PhD student an individual study plan is established by the PhD student and her/his supervisors and signed by the Head of the Department. The individual study plan must be followed up once a year. This is done by the PhD student together with his/her supervisors and the Director of Studies at the Department.
Licentiat degree (Lic) is achieved after the PhD student has completed a PhD program of at least 120 ECTS credits (hp). There are two mandatory courses for all PhD students:
1. a course in Scientific methods and research practice, 6 hp (Note that such a course is mandatory for all PhD students who take the licentiate degree),
2. a course in teaching in higher education, at least 3 hp for all teaching PhD students.
The Institute of Technology and Linköping University offer some courses which every PhD student can join. Notice that the number of participents could be limited. See below more information about these courses:
- Entrepreneurship in Theory and Practice 7,5 hp, course syllabus
- Nonlinear optimization, equations and least squares, 9 hp, course information
Last updated: 2014-06-10