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Health Sciences

The PhD programme in Health Sciences has an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary profile whereby health researchers cooperate on developing integrated knowledge-based health care services. As a PhD candidate in Health Sciences you will conduct independent research leading to a scientific dissertation of high international standard.

Aims and contents

Key elements in the programme are: interventions in health promotion, preventive health care, treatment, rehabilitation, and care. Health is a complex and comprehensive phenomenon that involves interaction between physical, psychological, and social dimensions. Although the respective professions and disciplines place different emphasis on dimensions of health, they share a common understanding of the goal to promote health and quality of life. 

In the training component of the programme, candidates learn about research and work methods that can contribute towards knowledge-based assessment and intervention in the health care services at individual and systemic levels.

The training component consists of 30 ECTS credits and will support the candidates in their work on their thesis. It will enhance the depth and breadth of the candidates' professional knowledge so that they develop an independent and reflective approach to both their own research and to that of others, as well as to the role of research in a broader context.


Application deadline

There is ongoing admission to the PhD programme.

Admission requirements

Applicants to the PhD programme must hold a "hovedfag", master's degree (120 credits) or equivalent qualification.

Programme information


PhD programme in Health Sciences Individual. 180 ECTS 3 years, full time Pilestredet, Oslo Norwegian and English No fees.

Contact us

Academic coordinator: Astrid Bergland

Administrative coordinator: Kim Henrik Ruud

E-mail: phd-hv@oslomet.no

Contact the Faculty of Health Sciences

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Career opportunities

With a PhD in Health Sciences you will be qualified for conducting research, teaching and other positions with high demands for scientific insight and production of new knowledge.

More about career opportunities

Research training in health sciences offers opportunities to apply for academic positions at universities, university colleges, health trusts, and research institutes as well as for positions in other areas in the public and private sectors with a need for competence in the health sciences.

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