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Interdisciplinary PhD in the field of Medical Science

   The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

   Monday, August 22, 2022  Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

Doctoral Programme Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in Medical and Health Sciences is offered in disciplines in which the Jagiellonian University has the authority to award a doctor’s degree.

The education in DSMHS lasts for six semesters and following the Doctoral Programme on the basis of the Study Programme and the Individual Research Plan constructed by PhD student and supervisor. The Study Programme consists of four modules: module I: Methodological education (obligatory part); module II: Education in secondary scientific competences (obligatory part); module III: Specialist education in the discipline in which the Individual Research Plan is implemented (elective courses); module IV: Complementary professional and soft skills education (elective courses).

The number of ECTS credits assigned to the programme is at least 30 ECTS credits, of which: minimum 20 ECTS credits are related to preparing a PhD student to conduct and publish scientific research, including 15 ECTS credits obtained by the end of the 3rd semester.

The number of obligatory courses:11

The number of elective courses in discipline health science: 20

Within 3 months from the beginning of education at the Doctoral School, the PhD student has to apply to the Board of the Scientific Discipline in Medical Sciences at the Jagiellonian University for supervisor assignment. The supervisor should be the same person who proposed the research topic chosen by the PhD student in the course of application.

At the beginning of 4th semester, according to current legal regulation, the mid-term evaluation is conducted, during which external committee is formed to assess the PhD student course of education and Individual Research Plan fulfilment. The education at the DSMHS is finished with submission of PhD dissertation.


I am Stefano Rocchetti, Ph.D. student within the Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in Medical and Health Sciences, held in English, from the Doctoral School of Medical and Health Sciences, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. I am currently working at the Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Network “LogicLab”. Being in the first year of this new English PhD program is exciting, the lectures are interesting and useful for my research. Until now, the lessons were scheduled in a way that allowed me to attend almost all of them, while keep performing my planned experiments at JCET. Even though we are only four attending this program, every one is putting their effort to make it work, and with time it will get better and better. I would specially say thank you to the secretarial staff, which since the beginning has been available and helpful in each moment.

Funding Notes

Education at the Doctoral School of Medical and Health Sciences is free.

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