PhD Courses

According to the requirements defined by the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme, a PhD study programme must include organised course activities of one half of an academic year's duration. This is deemed to be equivalent to 30 ECTS credits. You must acquire 10 ECTS from general courses, 10 from specific courses and the remaning 10 are free to be distributed. In some cases, conference participation can be considered equivalent to course activities. This necessitates that the PhD student produces a thorough report from the conference and that the PhD supervisor provides a written statement that the conference participation is equivalent to course activity.

Course activities can include courses offered by Aalborg University or by other institutions, e.g., as part of a research co-operation.

A total of 6 ECTS can be achieved from conference participitation and the like. If conference participitationor the like exceeds the 6 ECTS it must deducted from the 30 ECTS the PhD Study Director must approve it.

To sign up for a course within the Doctoral School (at please click on the button "Request Registration Form" which is placed below the course description. After a course has been completed you will receive an email with a link to an evaluation form. A diploma will not be issued before the evaluation is completed.

Below you will find a display of course activities offered by the Doctoral School and in Denmark in general.

The Doctoral School's Course Catalogue

PhD Courses in Denmark