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PhD studies in Chemistry or Molecular Biology

If you have a genuine interest in Chemistry and Molecular Biology, you may choose to continue your studies on a doctoral level. By taking a PhD programme, you will gain a deeper knowledge in your subject and acquire the tools to independently formulate problems and critically assess results.

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology conducts high quality research using innovative techniques and modern equipment. It is our mission to provide you with the very best training, enabling you to reach your full potential and excel in your future endeavours.

PhD curriculum

A PhD programme at the Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology comprises four years of full-time studies. It consists of an individual research project and a number of advanced courses. Usually, you also do some teaching, which means that your doctoral studies may take up to five years. After graduation, you will - depending on your subject - get the degree of:

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Sciences with a focus on Chemistry, or
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Natural Sciences with a focus on Biology.

PhD research environment

The Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology conducts high-quality international research in basic chemical sciences, biomolecular sciences and environmental sciences. As a PhD student, you will perform your research project within one of the Department's successful research groups.

Today, the Department counts approximately 75 PhD students. Eight of them are doing their PhD in industry. Regardless of where you perform your research project, your time as a PhD student will be an exciting and enriching period in your life and a great asset for your future career.

Practical information

Besides meeting the specific requirement for the PhD position defined in the announcement, applicants must meet the general requirements for admission to a PhD programme. The applicant must have:

  • been awarded a second-cycle (master’s) degree, or
  • completed course requirements for at least 240 higher education credits, including 60 HEC awarded in the second cycle, or
  • acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Available PhD positions in Natural Sciences are announced on the Job Application Portal of the University of Gothenburg.

Do you want to know more about doctoral studies?

You will find more detailed information on:

Doctoral Studies - Faculty of Science
Doctoral Studies - University of Gothenburg

Page Manager: Katleen Burm|Last update: 1/7/2019

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