A research year is a unique opportunity for students in Medicine to become fully engaged in health research.
Research year students take a one-year leave from their studies to do a full-time research project under the supervision of experts at Aalborg University Hospital and/or Aalborg University.
- Carry out an independent research project under highly qualified supervision
- Possibility to participate in course activity at an advanced level (e.g. PhD courses, 5 ECTS credits)
- Participate in conferences and seminar activities in the research area
- Conclude the research project with an article or report and defend it
- You will be part of an active research unit
- You generate new knowledge
- You learn to look critically at scientific literature
- You begin building a scientific network that can advance your career
- Credit for the research year and the PhD courses can be transferred equaling up to 6 months of a future PhD program (e.g. 2.5 years versus the usual 3 years). This does not hold if the material is used for other academic degrees (e.g. BSc or MSc)
Before you can be accepted for a research year the following requirements must be met:
- You must have an accepted leave of absence from your master degree studies.
- A study plan must be created and accepted by your study board.
- You must apply for the leave of absence prior to your final exam on your 2nd last semester.