Education plan

Within four (4) months after the start of your PhD funding period, you are required to submit NMBU 1.3 Education plan (to, which must include a project description (approximately 3-5 pages) and a progress plan for the PhD project, a plan for the required coursework, a publication plan and a plan for stays at other institutions (at home and abroad).

The required coursework component must include courses equivalent to a minimum of 30 ECTS at the PhD or Master's level. Together with the work on the thesis, the required coursework must be such that it provides the necessary academic breadth and specialization. Courses which have been taken previously, that you wish to include as part of your education section, must not be more than two years old at the date of admission to the PhD program, and it must not be part of another degree. 

The following courses are mandatory and must be included in the education plan:

  • A course in research ethics and the philosophy of science (minimum 5 credits), e.g. VET400, PHI401 oer MINA400
  • VET420 Midterm course (2 credits)
  • VET421 Midterm evaluation (3 credits)

 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 researchPHI401 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, and apply for approval of this course. The PhD advisors will consult the NMBU Ethical Board if the course content has to be evaluated.

Published 3. August 2017 - 11:55 - Updated 21. September 2022 - 15:50