The purpose of doctoral studies is to give the students in-depth subject knowledge, skills in research methodology and experience of research.
As a doctoral student you are included in a research group at the institute, and you conduct your doctoral project under supervision. The programme of studies for a doctoral degree also includes doctoral courses, and participation in seminars and scientific conferences. Doctoral studies comprise 240 credits and leads to a doctoral degree. As an alternative doctoral studies may be finalised as a licentiate degree of 120 credits.
There are about 50 doctoral students at the Institute of odontology, with doctoral projects in the subjects available:
- Behavioral and Community Dentistry
- Oral Biochemistry
- Oral Medicine and Pathology
- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
- Oral Microbiology and Immunology
- Orofacial Pain
- Pediatric Dentistry
- Prosthodontics/Dental Materials Science
The doctoral studies are coordinated by the faculty of health and medicine; Sahlgrenska academy.
There are two paths to doctoral education at Sahlgrenska academy. One is to apply, competing with other applicants, for a position as a doctoral student. In this case, the University of Gothenburg is the employer. Alternatively, you can be admitted to study for a doctoral degree while holding another position, with an employer other than the University.
Ulla Wide is the director of doctoral studies at the institute.