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Molecular Engineering PhD    Back

University of Tartu Course Type: PhD Start Date: September
Location: Tartu, Estonia Duration: Full time - 4 Years Fees/total cost: EUR 0.00


General objectives

The general aim of the Curriculum is to raise the level of PhD students' learning and skills to the standard expected of specialty professionals and recognised in the international research arena. PhD students are prepared for employment as teaching or research staff members of the University or other research institutions, or as lead professional specialists in non-academic establishments.

Learning outcomes

A student who has completed the curriculum:

  1. is familiar with various concepts in molecular technology and is able to analyse and evaluate them
  2. has in-depth knowledge of their research area
  3. understands interdisciplinary connections between their specialty and other close branches of science
  4. is able to create hypotheses and plan and carry out experiments for verifying the correctness of the hypotheses
  5. is able to see the application possibilities of the results of their research
  6. is able to present their positions in an argumentative manner and present the results of their research in professional national and international research communication (publications, conferences, seminars, etc.) and participate in broader public discussions jointly with the representatives of other fields of research and activity
  7. is able to create and perform development, management and instruction functions.


The volume of doctoral studies is 240 ECTS of which doctoral courses amount to 60 ECTS and research paper to 180 ECTS. Doctoral courses comprise specialty courses (36 ECTS), university-wide elective courses (12 ECTS) and optional courses (12 ECTS). A doctoral candidate carries out research under the supervision of a supervisor or a supervisor and co-supervisor(s) approved by the council of the faculty. The results of research are presented as a doctoral thesis that is defended in a public discussion (exceptionally, in a closed discussion) at a meeting of the council of the Institute of Chemistry. The requirements applicable to doctoral theses have been set out in the Statutes of Research Degrees of the University of Tartu. In order to gain international study and work experience, a student should study and/or do research in a foreign university or research institution of at least one semester.

(For list of subjects use link for course offerings 2015/2016 on curriculum page)

PhD - Full time

Start date:
4 Years
Teaching method:
Tartu, Estonia
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EUR 0.00
EUR 0.00
Additional Information:
There are no tuition fees for international students in PhD studies at any of the faculties of the University of Tartu. Students studying full time have the right to receive a monthly stipend of 422 euros (2015).
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PhD: 240 ECTS
Last update: 03/08/2016