The required coursework shall include courses at PhD or master's degree level equivalent to 30 credits (ECTS). Together with the work on the thesis, the required coursework must provide the essential academic breadth and specialisation. Practical training that develop general skills can be awarded a maximum of 5 credits.
The following mandatory courses must be included in the required coursework component:
- A course in research ethics and the philosophy of science (minimum 5 credits)
- VET420 Writing the PhD thesis
- VET421 Midterm evaluation
A course in research ethics and the philosophy of science (minimum 5 credits) shall be included in the required coursework. This requirement can be met by completing VET400 Introduction to ethical and philosophical perspectives in biomedical research, PHI401 Research Ethics and Philosophy of Science I or MINA400 Research Education Across Disciplines. If you have completed another research ethics and philosophy of science course, you may present the course description and the course certificate to firstname.lastname@example.org, and apply for approval of this course. The PhD advisors will consult the NMBU Ethical Board if the course content has to be evaluated.
Elements that shall be included in the required coursework should not be older than two years on the start-up date, and must not be part of another degree.
Before you can submit your thesis for evaluation, the educational component must be approved by the PhD advisors. Please, fill in NMBU 3.2 Application for approval of completed coursework (word document).