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PhD Courses

On this page you will find information about different courses for PhD students.

There are three types of courses for higher education; required courses, generic courses and subject courses.

All courses are open to all PhD students at the Faculty, regardless department. PhD students from other faculties or universities may apply to the courses at the Faculty and are accepted subject to availability. The Introductory Course is an exception. The digital course catalog, Fubas, provides information on all courses given by the Faculty and it is also where you apply for a course.

Fubas will retrieve information from Ladok about all the PhD students at the university, such as personal data and research subject.

Don't forget to confirm your admission
An admission notice will be sent via email. If you have been accepted into a course please confirm your admission, otherwise your will lose your place.

Required courses

The Faculty Board is responsible for ensuring that third-cycle students receive a good introduction and are given access to relevant information about rules and procedures.

Doctoral students who teach in undergraduate education must also have undergone initial teaching and learning in higher education or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge. The courses "Introductory course for third-cycle students" and "Teaching and Learning in Higher Education" are compulsory for all doctoral students at the Faculty of Science. University introductory day for third-cycle students is compulsory for all doctoral students at the University.

  • Introductory course for third-cycle students

    This 1.5 HEC course is mandatory and is given in English twice a year, one per semester.

    The course is intended to provide useful understanding of the rules, rights and obligations that apply to third-cycle education at the University of Gothenburg and the Faculty of Science. The course includes education in ethics and a workshop on the individual study plan (ISP) and it is degree objectives. Third-cycle students should take this course as early as possible after admission, but after being acquainted with the ISP.

    Please note: The course includes an overnight stay on a location outside Gothenburg.

    The next round of the course and more information in Fubas

    Evaluation and development of the Introductory course

    The Faculty of Science have redesigned the Introductory course in the autumn of 2018–spring 2019. The changes corresponds partly to what emerged in course evaluations, and partly to needs that emerged with the help of audits and quality evaluations for the doctoral program that has been conducted from 2016.

    In line with a decision from the GU Vice Chancellor, education in ethics has become compulsory for doctoral students throughout the university from 2019. For that reason, a full day is directed to ethics in the compulsory introductory course (lunch–lunch).

    Evaluations are carried out after each course occasion and we develop the introductory course accordingly. The graph below shows ratings from evaluations in recent years, for returning lectures. For those who are more interested in results from course evaluations and continuous development of the Introductory course, there is a report.

    Result of evaluation of Introductory course for PhD students (in Swedish)

    Ratings for returning lectures 2019–2021

    Diagram showing the evaluation results for the Introductory course.Grading: 1 = very poor, 2 = poor, 3 = acceptable, 4 = good, 5 = very good.

  • The mandatory university-wide Doctoral Induction

    The university-wide Doctoral Induction is open for all newly admitted doctoral students. The Doctoral Induction includes valuable information about your doctoral studies and an opportunity to network with doctoral students from across the university.

    The day is held in English and the agenda will be sent out to registered participants approximately one week in advance.

    Next round of Doctoral Induction

  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - in collaboration with the PIL-unit

    In 2021 a new version of the mandatory course in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education was launched, specifically aimed at PhD students at the Faculty of Science.

    The course focuses on the teaching role as a lab supervisor, calculation exercise leader and field supervisor and is aimed primarily to those who have little or no teaching experience. Within the course you will together with other PhD students get to practice planning, conducting and analyzing your own teaching. Exchange of experience, research literature in higher education pedagogy and regulations/control documents are also included.

    This 5 credits course is given in English. You apply for it in Fubas.

    Course NFNF303 in Fubas

Joint courses at the Faculty

Besides the compulsory courses above, the faculty arranges general skills courses in Academic Writing and – beginning in the Autumn 2021 – a course in innovation. Read more and register in Fubas.

The course Statistics using R is no longer given by the faculty. Sometimes the Sahlgrenska Academy announces a similar course in Fubas.

Subject courses

Remember to check out for subject courses in the different departments. Courses that have up-coming occasions are announced in Fubas.

Other courses at the University

As a third-cycle student at the Faculty of Science you have possibilities to take courses at other faculties within the university and at Chalmers University of Technology.

Sahlgrenska Academy

Faculty of Science has close collaboration with the Sahlgrenska Academy, the University of Gothenburg's medical faculty.

Courses at Sahlgrenska Academy is found in Fubas

Chalmers University of Technology

Several of the faculty's Departments are located within the Chalmers campus and the Departments work closely with Chalmers Departments.

Chalmers University of Technology doctoral courses

Faculty of Social Sciences

The course Communicating science is given by the Faculty of Social Sciences. The course is designed for PhD students who want to learn more about research communication.

About the course Communicating science

Skills development

A selection of courses in skills development are available in English for international colleagues.

The Skills Developments' courses in English

Unit for Academic Language

Unit for Academic Language arranges workshops and seminars, for PhD Students and reserachers about academic writing and language development

Read more about the Unit for Academic Language

External and international courses

Introductionary course in pharmaceutical bioinformatics at Uppsala University

Please note! This section is not comprehensive, it depends on tips from you about relevant courses. If you want to recommend a course, please contact disputation@science.gu.se.

Contact at the Faculty Office

Gabriella Olshammar
Doctoral studies officer
+46 31-786 9875

Faculty Office of Science
Box 460
S-405 30 Gothenburg

FUBAS - course portal för Phd Students

Find and apply for doctoral courses

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