Course work for PhD students can consist of, for example,

  • Transferable skills courses common to all PhD students at GSST (at most, 10 ECTS can be covered by transferable skills courses). Please note Science Teaching is mandatory.
  • MSc or PhD courses (AU or elsewhere)
  • Ad-hoc mini-courses (typically by guest professors)
  • Summer schools
  • Cenference participation
  • "Journal clubs" organized in the research groups

Currently we direct your attention to:

Introduction to Science Teaching for Computer Science

Fall 2018;

August 23, 2018

October 11, 2018

December 14, 2018

More info on the course website. The course is also offered by GSST for all PhD students at Science at Technology. Find more infomation on the GSST version here.

Send an email to Marit Ohlenbusch ( to sign up. In the e-mail please include; full name, email address, and your AUID.

The department strongly recommends to complete Introduction to Science Teaching as early as possible in your PhD programme. Please note that the course is mandatory.

Course registration

At the department, most master’s level courses (from CS and BiRC) are also offered in a PhD variant. Find the full list of courses in the course catalogue. Before starting the class, it is important that you decide if you want to follow the MSc or PhD variant. The lecturer will adjust the workload and learning goals for the PhD variant. Examples could be:

  • Present papers
  • Give lectures
  • Write mini paper
  • Implement algorithm
  • Relate the course to your research project

The learning goals should be discussed individually with the lecturer before the course starts. It is the student’s responsibility to initiate the contact. Also, remember to update your PhD plan with planned and completed PhD courses – master’s courses should be included in the master’s contract.

Registration procedure

Please note that there are two different procedures when signing up for Master’s courses depending on whether the course should be part of the 30 ECTS PhD course programme or the 60 ECTS master’s programme.

All PhD students who wish to follow a Master’s course as part of their 30 ECTS PhD course programme must send an e-mail to, subject “Registration for master’s Courses”, containing the following information: Name, student number, name of the course, semester, and STADS UVA code (can be found in the course catalogue at

PhD students who wish to follow a course as part of their 60 ECTS master’s programme, must sign up for master’s courses through the online Self Service facility and make sure it is included in the master's contact.

Course credit for non-standard activities

To get course credit (ECTS points) for activities, such as summer schools, conference participation, journal clubs, or courses from non-Danish universities, send an email to the head of the CS PhD committee Anders Møller containing:

  • a description of the scientific contents (for example, a link to a web page showing the schedule for the summer school or journal club)
  • an estimate of the total number of hours spent by the student, including preparation (usually, 1 ECTS corresponds to 25-28 hours of work)
  • a short recommendation by the main supervisor

After approval, upload the email containing the approval as a PDF to PhD-Planner.

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