Postgraduate courses

Course requirements

The number of accumulated course points required for a licentiate or doctoral degree is determined by the study plans for each subject and the courses which the individual student must follow according to the individual study plan.

Mandatory courses

A course in research ethics of at least 2 higher education credits is mandatory for licentiate and doctoral degree. A course in university educational theory ('Academic teacher training course') is also mandatory for doctoral students who teach at basic and advanced level. An introductory course to studying at postgraduate level and a course in scientific writing are recommended. 

Course evaluations

Course evaluations mainly serve two functions: 

  • give the doctoral students the opportunity to present their experiences and opinions about the course in a structured manner, 
  • serve as a basis for quality assurance and quality enhancement.

The guidelines for course evaluations at Uppsala university provides direction for work with course evaluations and target course in the first (undergraduate) and second (graduate) and third (doctoral) cycles. The unit for quality and evaluation has produced a support document that contains tips and advice for course evaluations of doctoral courses. At the Faculty of Technology and Science. standardized course evaluation questions are provided for faculty-common doctoral courses. In addition, the faculty provides code for the standardised questions to facilitate the creation of course evaluations in Kurt (tool for web-based questionnaires). The standardised course evaluation questions and the code for Kurt can also provide support for evaluations of other doctoral courses given by the departments.