PhD Degree without previous studies

A PhD thesis may be submitted for assessment without prior studies at Aalborg University. In such cases, the thesis must be accompanied by a description of prior research activities, courses, etc., and a CV. The thesis and its accompanying documents must be submitted to The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology.

The PhD Board will express an opinion as to whether it recommends that the thesis should be accepted for assessment. If so, a statement will be made by a professor, reader or associate professor from the relevant field as to whether the applicant possesses qualifications considered equivalent to those achieved in a 3-year PhD programme, regarding research study courses, experience with the communication of knowledge, as well as contact with several active research environments. It is a prerequisite, that the thesis has not been submitted for assessment at another Institution.

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