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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Denmark

Studying Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

The Ph.D. (also PhD, Doctor of Philosophy) is the highest postgraduate degree that can be achieved at universities. People awarded with a PhD are normally allowed to have a teaching position at a university.

The Ph.D. is a scientific research doctorate or doctorate studies with a duration of typically three to five years. Despite its name, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is not limited to philosophy related studies but is awarded in most disciplines. The discipline name is usually attached with an "in" to the title (e.g. Ph.D. in Economics).

Typically, a Ph.D. degree is pursued after completion of a Master's programme. However, in some cases it is already possible to pursue a PhD after achieving a Bachelor's degree. In the UK, Ph.D. candiates usually enrol for a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) course first.

After a short period of typically one year, the supervisor decides upon an acceptance to the Ph.D. programme.

Study in Denmark

Denmark takes pride in having an excellent education system and some of the best academic institutions in Europe. If you’re an EU/EEA national, you can even study for free at local public universities. Classes are held in small groups, allowing students to focus better and actively participate in discussions and activities. This also enables professors to pay attention to each student individually, ensuring nobody is overlooked. Over 90% of Danish people speak English, so language barriers are non-existent. However, there’s a high chance you’ll need to learn Danish, at least at a conversational level, if you want to get a part-time job during your studies. Don’t be surprised if you’ll find yourself falling in love with ‘Hygge’ — a Danish concept that can be summed up as a feeling of calm, coziness, and tranquillity, simply feeling good in the moment. It’s all about appreciating and enjoying your current experience.

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