Eligible applicants to the Doctoral Programme in Molecular Medicine have a Master's degree in sciences, medicine, dental sciences, pharmacy, health care or other relevant field. Persons who university otherwise finds to possess adequate knowledge and skills for PhD studies, can also be given the post graduate study right.
Applicants should have the necessary background knowledge (scientific basic knowledge obtained during the completion of the basic qualification) and skills (scientific methods and their application learned during the completion of the basic qualification) for carrying out research projects, and they should be competent and motivated to pursue a doctoral degree. The skills of eligible applicants to any of the doctoral programmes provided by the Faculty of Health Sciences and their commitment to a successful completion of their doctoral studies are assessed according to the following joint criteria, which constitute the admission criteria of the programme:
- quality of the research plan,
- innovativeness of the research topic, feasibility, clarity and implementation methods of the research plan as well as its suitability to the research profile and strategy of the department, school or unit where the research project is to be carried out,
- scientific and practical relevance of the research topic,
- evidence of any previous research projects carried out by the applicant, such as working as a researcher,
- performance in Master's studies or corresponding studies, and
- international orientation and language skills required in the studies.
In the selection process, the adequacy of supervision and the special expertise required from the supervisor are also taken into consideration. Applicants' preparedness, motivation and commitment to doctoral studies can also be estimated with interviews.