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Doctoral course

Research and thesis planning in science and technology, 7.5 credits

Course information

Research education subject

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mathematics

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus




Course content

The course provides an introduction to research and research studies as well as exercises in designing a thesis plan. The thesis plan should contain a problem statement; a specification of the research question, clearly outlining how it is linked to the research field of choice; a specification of methods to be used as well as outcomes; time plan and milestones, including a specification of the publications intended to make up the thesis.

Questions and topics discussed on the course include: What is research? Research and research study programmes – how do they relate? How are they related to single PhD projects? Supervision, follow up, coaching and mentoring – what is the role of the doctoral student? What is the role of the supervisor? Project planning and project management. Planning and documentation of experiments and studies. Scientific writing. Research ethics and good research practice. Research and its role in society, its possibilities and limitations.

The course will also provide an introduction to the individual study plan.

Course information

Next start date is October 16, 2023.

How to register interest for the course

You register interest in taking the course by filling out and sending this form. The last day to sign up is October 2, 2023. After that the admission process starts and you will be notified if you may participate on the course.

If you have any questions, please contact the research administration.