The course programme for PhD students at the Graduate School of Health consists of a mandatory course, a welcoming event and a number of elective courses. All PhD courses will grant ECTS credits.
The graduate school also offers an introductory course for future PhD students and Research year students.
The Graduate School of Health offers one mandatory course for all PhD students enrolled at the graduate school; "Responsible Conduct of Research". Also, we have a mandatory welcoming event.
Both is intended for PhD students at Health, Aarhus University only.
Learn more and sign up via our PhD Course Management .
The Graduate School of Health offers a considerable number of generic and scientific courses in both health science and general disciplines. The nature of the courses changes continuously, as the research fields develop.
If you consider enrolling in a PhD programme, you might be interested in our introductory course “Introduction to Research Training in Health Sciences”.
Learn more about the course and sign up via our PhD Course Management .
The graduate school course seats are allocated on a first come-first served principle.
If you register for a course with no more seats available, you will be placed on a waiting list. You will be notified directly if a seat becomes available (no later than two weeks before the course starts).
In order to pass a course, you must be present at least 80 per cent of the time (i.e. up to 20 per cent of absence is accepted).
As a rule, a fee corresponding to the actual course fee* will be charged if
The only exception to this rule is registered illness, death of nearest relatives etc.
You must notify the course secretary in case of absence due to illness no later than at 9:00 on the day of the course.
(*For online courses, the no-show fee is DKK 500).
Please note that you must be enrolled as a PhD student or research year student at the time of course end. I.e. if a course ends on 20 August and you will be enrolled from 1 September, you will be charged a course fee.
All other participants are charged a fee of DKK 1,200 per ECTS credit.
(NB! Does not cover our Laboratory Animal Science courses).
As a course participant, you are asked to take part in evaluating all courses. You will receive a link to an electronic evaluation (anonymous) on the last day of the course.
After completing a course, you will receive your course diploma via e-mail or you can download your course diploma from PhD Course Management.
Both mandatory and elective PhD courses from the Graduate School of Health that you have completed during the research year can be transferred and approved as part of your PhD degree. Simply add the course to your PhD plan and upload the course diploma.
Participation in PhD Day as a research year student cannot be transferred. You are expected to participate in PhD Day as a PhD student as well.
All courses not offered by the Graduate School of Health are defined as external courses and need to be approved. See what other courses can be accredited.