PhD studies train you to become an independent researcher in command of the tools used for scientific enquiry and project management. For a more comprehensive overview of graduate studies at SLU and what they entail go here. Each faculty has a PhD council working with a wide range of issues relating to PhD studies (The Forest faculty's PhD council).
The course work contains general and specific courses, including some mandatory courses. Courses are searchable in SLUkurs a minimum of two months before the start date.
1. Philosophy of science/Research ethics (3 ECTS).
-A new course is under development (will be offered spring 2014).
2. Statistics. This is inclusive of any statistics taken as an undergraduate. For students already in possesion of statistics, credits can be allocated to other courses.
-For students admitted to PhD studies between 1 Jan 2010- 31 Dec 2012, the requirement is 15 ECTS.
-For students admitted after 1 Jan, 2013, the statistics requirement has been decreased to 10 ECTS.
3. Pedagogics (3 ECTS). Offered by the Teacher support unit (information only in Swedish).
-For students admitted after 1 Jan, 2013, this course is no longer mandatory.