PhD Program

PhD Program

The PHD PROGRAM covers all aspects of the TM Cycle. The program helps students to become critical consumers of medical research papers, to gather primary data on health issues through questioning and observation, and to conduct biomedical research. Students will gain an understanding of the planning of clinical research, including systematic reviews, patient registries and clinical trials, by designing an extended project in study groups, which are led by experienced members of the TM Centre.


  • Those having a University diploma (in a bicyclical higher education Master - MSc degree), and by students who have enrolled in the final year of a Masters degree at medical, dental, pharmaceutical or other faculties expecting to acquire a MSc diploma no more than six month later. 
  • Good English communication skills are recommended (minimum B2 levels, see details here)

Please be aware that this program is specifically designed for foreign students. Kindly note that fees are applicable for participation.


  • Participants will be able to understand the concept of the healthcare delivery science as part of the translational medicine cycle
  • At the end of the training, participants will learn the main points of setting up a patient registry, initiating a clinical trial, or conducting a comprehensive systematic review with meta-analysis.
  • Critically appraise clinical research studies using a systematic approach.
  • Define the basic knowledges and skills required in translational research.
  • Grow the professional international network of translational researchers.
  • PhD degree with high level scientific achievements
  • In addition, participants will gain presentation skills, debating skills, language skills, and organizational skills.

More information about the programme can be found here.