Courses contribute to the doctoral student achieving the qualitative targets for a doctoral degree. For a degree of doctor the doctoral student shall have been awarded a pass grade for courses of at least 60 credits and for a degree of licentiate at least 30 credits.
In the general syllabus of the third-cycle subject area it is stated what applies to the subject area, and in the individual study plan it is stated what applies to individual doctoral students after consultation between the doctoral students and supervisors.
When drawing up and reviewing individual study plans, planned and approved courses are documented and it is stated whether the courses will be included in a licentiate or doctoral degree.
The range of third-cycle courses at the university, which are the responsibility of departments, are categorised as general, broadened subject studies or in-depth subject studies. Courses and programmes in professional development are planned and carried out via Internal support.