Ph.D. On Campus


Molde University College

36 months
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The Logistics programme of the Molde University College is a 3-4 year full-time program leading to a doctoral degree (PhD) in logistics. Candidates are usually funded by PhD scholarships provided by MUC or The Research Council of Norway.


More than 50 candidates have completed the Logistics programme of the Molde University College since the start-up in 2002, and their research projects cover a wide range of topics and methodological approaches. In addition to work on their thesis, candidates must also complete 45 ECTS of courses. The thesis is either based on publishable academic papers, or written as a monography.

Programme content

Logistics deals with the organization of the flow of products, services and information from raw materials to the end user in a supply chain. The analysis of such supply chains may be built on a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, such as economics, business administration, industrial organization, engineering, management science, information science and computer science. Quantitative techniques and models based on mathematics, statistics, engineering, and operations research are also useful tools in such analyses.

The Logistics programme of the Molde University College is organized as a three year full-time program, or – if the candidate has 25% work-load related to e.g. teaching and tutoring, - a four year program.

The main part of the program is related to the doctoral project, which is defined on an individual bases where the candidate pursues a given research task under guidance from well qualified tutors. The project is defined as part of the admission procedure, and the project plan must be approved by the PhD Logistics committee. The end product of the research project is the doctoral thesis, which may be in the form of a scientific monography or a collection of academic papers of a quality that would make them acceptable for publication in peer-reviewed academic journals.

Programme Structure

The course plan may comprise elements belonging to:
  • The MSc Logistics program at HiMolde
  • Doctoral courses provided by HiMolde
  • Courses at master's or preferably doctoral level at other (foreign or Norwegian) universities
  • Presentations of papers at international academic conferences, which each will count 3 ECTS each (maximum 9 ECTS in total)
  • Tutored self-study courses.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

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180 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least five-year master-level degree in a relevant field, or equivalent educational qualifications. 
  • For applicants with ECTS-grades, an average mark of B or better from the master-level study is required. 
  • For students with grades from other grading scales an equivalent level of grades will be necessary.
  • Appropriate financing is an absolute requirement for admission to a PhD program.
  • When you have determined your research topic, you must locate a member of the academic staff of Molde University College who is interested in your topic, qualified as a supervisor and willing to help you.
  • When you have found a potential supervisor, you and the supervisor should write an application, with emphasis on the research topic and methodology, plus a package of courses and a plan for a stay abroad.

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9420 - 15000 NOK /month
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