Rules and guidelines for The PhD Programme at The Faculty of Humanities – University of Copenhagen

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Rules and guidelines for the PhD programme 

The PhD programme

In short, the PhD Programme at the Faculty of Humanities is a research programme, which qualifies PhD students to manage research-, development- and teaching assignments independently at a high international level in the private and public sectors, where a broad knowledge of research is required.

The programme is equivalent to 180 ECTS points, which corresponds to three years of full-time study. The three-year period is calculated as from the date of enrolment up to and including the date for submission of the thesis. The assessment period is thus not included in the three-year period.

The PhD programme is comprised of the following:

  1. Completing independent research under supervision leading to a PhD thesis.
  2. Completing PhD courses of approx. 30 ECTS points (1 ECTS point is equivalent to a workload of 28 hours).
  3. Participating in active research environments, including stays at other, mainly foreign, research institutions.
  4. Gaining experience of teaching or other types of knowledge dissemination, which is, as far as possible, related to the student's PhD project.

The employment contract and allotted work

Being employed as a PhD student with a PhD scholarship from the Faculty of Humanities means that:

  • You are employed on a short term employment contract for 36 months.
  • The scholarship covers your enrolment fee and your salary.
  • You are obliged to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours. The allotted work can be in the form of teaching courses to BA and MA students or carrying out other work related to research and teaching.

Please familiarize yourself with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities No. 1039 of 27th of August 2013 (pdf) and the Handbook of Rules for the PhD programme at the Faculty of Humanities.