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About phd studies at AAU

About phd studies at AAU

The three-year doctoral degree programme at Aalborg University comprises elements that must all be completed for a degree to be awarded. The programme is equivalent to 180 ECTS and is generally planned as a full-time programme.

INDEPENDENT RESEARCH WORK

PhD studies at AAU are focused on training researchers. Therefore, you will conduct independent research under supervision and participate actively in the research environments at Aalborg University during your PhD studies.

PHD COURSES AND CONFERENCES

In the course of the programme you must attend and complete PhD courses corresponding to 30 ECTS or six months of work. You have an opportunity of participating in courses that will not take place at Aalborg University. However, the courses must be at PhD level and be relevant for the project in question. You can also earn ECTS credits by participating actively at conferences. All courses and conferences must be planned in cooperation with your assigned supervisor.

STAYS ABROAD

During the programme you will need to participate actively in various research environments, both at Aalborg University and at other universities. We recommend a stay abroad as part of your PhD studies.

TEACHING AND DISSEMINATION OF KNOWLEDGE

During your PhD studies you will acquire experience and knowledge on the teaching and dissemination of scientific knowledge. In this context, you have the opportunity of teaching at the University.

PREPARATION OF YOUR THESIS

In preparing your final PhD thesis, you must demonstrate your ability to apply the scientific methods that belong to your field. The thesis must meet international research standards within that field.

 

Testimonial from a PhD Fellow

Anastasia Nezhentseva, Ph.D fellow at Department for Civil Engineering explains how it is to be a PhD at AAU.

Contact AAU

If you want to know more about AAU's Doctoral Schools, you can contact the Ph.D.-offices:

THE FACULTY OF HUMANITIES

Merete B. Rasmussen
Tlf.: (45) 9940 9593
E-mail: mg@adm.aau.dk

THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE,  the Faculty of ICT and Design & THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE

Maria Bredvig
Tlf.: (45) 9940 9638
E-mail: mab@adm.aau.dk

THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Lone Corfixen
Tlf.: (45) 9940 9614
E-mail: lc@adm.aau.dk