The Faculty of Medicine also takes part in the provision of three accredited interdisciplinary doctoral courses (3rd cycle).
Doctoral courses provide students with a deeper understanding of theoretical and methodological concepts, and trains them to develop new knowledge independently, manage the most complex work systems and scientific research projects in a broad professional or scientific field, and develop critical reflection. Basic and applied research tasks are a compulsory component of these courses,
which last 3 years (180 ECTS credits). Students undertaking 3rd cycle courses must complete 60 credits in an organised form of instruction, produce a doctoral dissertation, and publish at least one scientific paper as lead author as the conclusion of independent research work and prior to defending their dissertation.