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Postgraduate studies

General information

Postgraduate studies at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences is equivalent to a total of 240 credits and consists of writing a scientific thesis and doctoral courses at least 30 credits. The research topic is health care sciences.

Currently there are 50 enrolled postgraduate students at the institute. Large proportions of the institute’s researchers are involved as supervisors for postgraduate students and participate at halftime seminars, pre dissertation and dissertations.

Each postgraduate student is also a member of one of the institute’s research groups. Within the research groups research designs, article scripts, presentations at conferences and applications for funding of research are developed and discussed. Here you establishes a important network.

An another important task is to participate in the development of the institute and the academy’s by participating in its various organs. In addition there is a possibility to work as a teacher at the institute during the study period, which is an advantage for your career. Information about application, admission and the rules and procedures can be found here:

Courses postgraduate level

Courses offered at the Sahlgrenska Academy can be found here:

Current activities at postgraduate level

Current activities at postgraduate level are advertised via the institute’s calendar. It conducts an annual meeting for the institute’s post graduate students. It is also organized lectures with invited researchers, methodology seminars etc. Other important activities are fellow postgraduate students halftime seminars, pre dissertations and dissertations. For information, Link to calender

The institute’s published doctoral thesis are collected in the corridor between house 1 and 2 on the 2nd floor of Hälsovetarbacken. You can also click on the link for a complete list.

List PhD thesis


Committee for postgraduate studies
Overall matters concerning postgraduate studies are discussed within the institute’s committee for postgraduate  studies (FUS). The committee handles issues related to education, research courses and upcoming PhD projects. Further issues are collaboration around post graduate training with the Sahlgrenska Academy and its other institutions, contacts with the Higher Education Council etc. One of the committee members is a postgraduate student. For more information follow this link: Committee for postgraduate studies

Contact Information

Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Box 457, 405 30 Göteborg, Sweden

Visiting address:
Arvid Wallgrens backe 1

Eric Carlström - Director of Studies
phone: +46-31-786 61 04

Karin Mossberg - Administrative Coordinator
phone: +46-31-786 61 12.

Sahlgrenska Academy Office
Carina Ejdeholm
phone: +46-31-786 30 31

Page Manager: Karin Mossberg|Last update: 3/22/2018

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