Learing outcome

After completing this programme, the candidate should have the following qualifications regarding knowledge, skills, and general competence:


  • Is in the forefront of knowledge within his/her academic field and masters the field's philosophy of science.
  • Can evaluate the expediency and application of different methods and processes in research and development (R&D) projects.
  • Can contribute to the development of new knowledge, theories, methods, interpretations and forms of documentation within science and research.


  • Can formulate problems, plan and carry out R&D work within the field at high international standard.
  • Can handle complex academic issues and challenge established knowledge and practice in the field of study.

General competence

  • Can identify new relevant ethical issues and carry out research with scholarly integrity.
  • Can manage complex interdisciplinary scientific assignments.
  • Can communicate research and development work through recognized national and international channels.
  • Can participate in professional debates in the field in national and international forums.
  • Can assess the need for and initiate innovation.