Environmental, social, psychological and biological factors determine the health of individuals and populations. Faculty and students at the Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS) identify and study these factors. They assess the effects these factors have on physical and mental health, human development, individual well-being and the health of human populations.
The PhD program of the Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS) consists of the PhD thesis involving 3 to 4 years of research work, carried out at one of the research units affiliated with the GHS, and of an individually tailored training program of 18.0 ECTS points which will be declared in the Doctoral Agreement.
Credit points are collected from mandatory courses, core courses, method skills and special knowledge and are selected individually, based on qualifications and relevance to the research interests: GHS Course Catalog: http://www.ghs.unibe.ch/training/course_catalog/index_eng.html
1st Year Examination: The examination takes the form of a two-hour written exam on a query formulated by the thesis advisor.
2nd Year Examination: This examination takes the form of a 30 min oral presentation, where the PhD candidate shows his/her broader knowledge of the research field and presents the progress in the project.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Before applying to the Graduate School for Health Sciences (GHS), candidates must have been accepted by a thesis advisor and been offered a position. Check the websites of the participating faculties for details of research activities, and the offers for open PhD positions of the GHS and the University of Bern.
For further requirements please visit: http://www.ghs.unibe.ch/application_and_admission/application/index_eng.html
The fee for doctoral students is 200 CHF per semester. Additionally, a registration fee of 100 CHF is charged for the first or re-admission.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
The Graduate School for Health Sciences may offer financial support to enable doctoral candidates to attend conferences or special courses.
Please submit documents to the GHS Coordinator, PD Dr. Marlene Wolf: http://www.ghs.unibe.ch/about_us/personen/pd_dr_wolf_marlene/index_eng.html
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