Third Cycle (PhD) Programmes


Denmark - third cycle (PhD) programmes

Danish Flag is red with a white Scandinavian cross that extends to the edges of the flag
Country: Denmark
Population (mln): 5,56
Official language/s: Danish
Internet TLD: .dk
Calling code: +45
Member of the EU from: 1st January 1973
Unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 5.8
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2011 (%): 14,6
Males enemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 7.5
Females unemployment rate Sep 2011 (%): 7.8
Unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 7.4
Unemployment rate under 25 years Sep 2012 (%): 12.9
Males unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 7.6
Females unemployment rate Sep 2012 (%): 7.1
Population statistics 20-29 age group 2011 (%): 11,5
Country codes in education system: DK
Expected duration of education (years): 18,8

A PhD Degree can be obtained at universities and other research-based institutions of higher education. The typical PhD programme is a 3-year programme after the Candidatus Degree.

The programme must include a scientific project, participation in research programmes and seminars corresponding to six months' work, experience in teaching or other kinds of communication of research results, mobility to ensure experience from working in two or more active research groups (Mobility abroad is given high priority) and finally public defence of the PhD thesis. Music Academies offer a specialist degree in 2 to 4 years following the candidatus degree.

Source: Eurydice,
Eurypedia - The European Encyclopedia on National Education Systems , Eurosta,, Agency for Science and Higher Education Croatia, Department of Education and Skills Irelan,  Ministry of Education and Culture - FINLAND

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