Third-cycle studies in Health Sciences

Curious about researching in the field of health sciences? We offer research opportunities for doctoral candidates.

Health Sciences is a broad subject that encompasses various factors contributing to maintaining human health. Emphasizing a transdisciplinary perspective, Health Sciences focus on studying health from multiple academic disciplines and how they are interconnected and interact. The field is further characterized by a salutogenic and holistic perspective on health, examining factors affecting health at individual, group, societal, and global levels, as well as interactions between individuals and the surrounding environment.

The purpose of doctoral education in health sciences is to provide a learning context where doctoral candidates deepen their subject knowledge, enhance their scientific competence, and contribute to their own research evidence. Health Science research is preferably conducted collaboratively, such as with the private and public sectors, and within global and local networks. It aims to guide practice and policy development, as well as the development of services and more efficient systems contributing to improved health.

Doctoral education in health sciences at the Department of Health and Caring Sciences comprises four and two years of full-time studies, respectively. Four years of full-time studies (240 credits) lead to a doctoral degree. The thesis constitutes 210 credits, while the remaining 30 credits in course requirements are mandatory courses. Two years of full-time studies lead to a licentiate degree (120 credits, including 15 credits in course requirements). Contact the director of doctoral studies or research secretary for more information.

Learn more about courses at the research level at the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.

General Study Plan Health Sciences 2022.pdf