The content of the course must be approved by the PhD program committee for natural sciences PECNAT at the Department of Natural Sciences.
This course is designed to extend experiences from a relevant summer school/intensive course or similar taken at a university or institution outside UiA with in-depth focus on a selected topic relevant to the candidates PhD project and/or research interest. After completing the course, the student is expected to:
have good knowledge about the state-of-the-art within the addressed topic
be able to discuss and argue using the concepts of the topic
understand the connection of the topic with related state-of-the-art topics
have in-depth understanding of applications related to this topic
apply the understanding of the topic to a research theme related to the students own specialization area
be able to collect more relevant information in the selected topic
The course will include selected topics from a relevant and documented fulfilled summer school/intensive course or similar.
This is a self-study course based on the content of a summer school/intensive course or similar including preparation of a 45 minutes oral presentation.
The content of the course must be approved by the PhD program committee for natural sciences, PECNAT at the Department of Natural Sciences.
Assessment methods and criteria
The examination form will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Normally, the examination will consist of either a 45-minute oral presentation, an oral examination, or a written essay, exploring the course content in relation to the candidate's thesis. Graded passed / fail.
If you are going to take this course, you must contact PhD program responsible Ane Timenes Laugen