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:

  • VET400 Introduction to ethical and philosophical perspectives in biomedical research (5 credits)
  • VET420 Midterm course (2 credits)
  • VET421 Midterm evaluation (3 credits)


Published 3. August 2017 - 11:55 - Updated 12. October 2021 - 8:51