FACULTY OF SCIENCE - SCIENCE – Kbenhavns OF SCIENCE UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN The integrated MSc and PhD programme – 3+5 scheme The Faculty of Science,

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<ul><li><p>F A C U L T Y O F S C I E N C E U N I V E R S I T Y O F C O P E N H A G E N </p><p> TheintegratedMScandPhDprogramme3+5scheme TheFacultyofScience,UniversityofCopenhagen(SCIENCE)offersanintegratedMScandPhDprogramme,whichisreferredtoasthe3+5schemeinthefollowing.Thebasisfortheschemeisthatduringtheperiodofenrolment,thestudentcompletesanMScprogrammeandaPhDprogrammewithinthefullprescribedperiodofstudyfortheprogrammesminusanytimereduction,ifany,forpreviouslycompletedMScprogrammeelements.The3+5schemeisdividedintotwoparts:PartA,duringwhichthestudentcompletestheMScprogrammeandconcurrentlycompletesonethirdofthePhDprogramme(onefulltimeequivalent(FTE)),andPartB,duringwhichthestudentisaPhDstudentexclusively.PartAiscompletedwhenthestudentcompletestheMScprogrammeandmustbeorganizedinsuchawaythattheMScprogrammeiscompletedtwoyearsbeforecompletionoftheentireintegratedprogrammeofstudy.Theschememakesitpossibletointegrate,inparticular,theMScprogrammesoptionalprogrammeelementsandthewritingofthePhDdissertation,whichallowsstudentsandtheirsupervisorsmoretimefortheresearchelementofthePhDprogramme.ExemptionsfromthegeneralstudyprogressrulesfortheMScprogrammepartStudentswhoareadmittedtotheintegratedMScandPhDprogrammearenotsubjecttotheordinarystudyprogressrulesapplyingtoMScprogrammes.Thismeansthatstudentsarenotrequiredtocomplywiththerulesonmaximumperiodofenrolment,compulsoryregistrationforcoursesetc.Forinstance,itmaybeagreeduponinthethesiscontractthatathesiscorrespondingto30ECTScredits(0.5FTE)maybewrittenoveralongerperiodthansixmonths.However,3+5studentsaresubjecttoanyotherrulesandregulationsapplyingtotheirmastersprogrammeincludingdeadlinesforcourseregistration,applicationsforpreapprovalsetc.AdmissionrequirementsandprescribedperiodofstudyThe3+5schemeisopentostudentswhohavecompletedarelevantBScdegreewithagoodresult,andwhoareeitherenrolledinanMScprogrammeofferedbySCIENCEorhasbeenofferedadmissiontoanMScprogrammeofferedbySCIENCE.Inaddition,thestudentmustalsobeadmittedtothePhDprogramme.Thismusttakeplacenolaterthanatthetimeofcommencementofthe3+5programme.Forstudentswhocommencethe3+5schemewithoutcredittransfers,thenormalstudycommencementdateis1Septemberoftheyearinquestion(legallyentitledBScgraduatesmayalsocommenceon1February),andstudentswithcredittransfers(whoarealreadyenrolledintheMScprogrammeatSCIENCEoratanotheruniversity,andhavecompletedprogrammeelements)areadmittedonanongoingbasis.Theprescribedperiodofstudyfortheintegrated3+5programmeisfiveFTEs(twofortheMScprogrammeandthreeforthePhDprogramme).If,atcommencementoftheintegrated3+5scheme,thestudenthas</p></li><li><p>2</p><p>passedoneormoreprogrammeelements,theperiodofstudyisreducedcorrespondingly.Thisisillustratedbelowintable1.Itshouldbenotedthatcoursespassedcorrespondingto5ECTScreditsresultinonemonth'stimereduction:Table1.Prescribedperiodofstudywithandwithoutcredittransfers(passedMScprogrammeelements)PassedECTScreditsontheMScprogramme</p><p>0 15 30 45 60 75 90</p><p>Credit(months)ontheMScprogramme</p><p>0 3 6 9 12 15 18</p><p>MScprogramme 24 21 18 15 12 9 6PhDprogramme 36 36 36 36 36 36 36Totalperiodofstudyonthe3+5scheme</p><p>60 57 54 51 48 45 42</p><p>StudentswhohavestartedwritingtheirMScthesisarenotallowedadmissiontothe3+5scheme.TheprogrammeisorganizedtoensurethattheMScprogrammeiscompletedpreciselytwoyearsbeforecompletionoftheentireintegratedprogrammeofstudy.Thisisillustratedintable2,whichtakesaccountforcredittransfers,ifany,fortheMScprogramme:Table2.ProgrammedurationwithorwithoutcredittransferPassedECTScreditsontheMScprogramme</p><p>0 15 30 45 60 75 90</p><p>Credit(months)ontheMScprogramme</p><p>0 3 6 9 12 15 18</p><p>PartABothMScandPhD</p><p>36 33 30 27 24 21 18</p><p>PartBOnlyPhD</p><p>24 24 24 24 24 24 24</p><p>Totalperiodofstudyonthe3+5scheme</p><p>60 57 54 51 48 45 42</p><p>Table2showsthattheprescribedperiodofstudyforPartBisalways24months(twoyears),andthatthedurationoftheprogrammeofstudyvariesinpartAaccordingtothenumberofcreditsontheMScprogramme.</p></li><li><p>3</p><p>ProgrammecontentsandstructureDuringthecombinedprogrammeofstudy,thestudentsmustcompletetheMScprogrammeinaccordancewiththerequirementsandrulessetoutinthecurriculumfortheMScprogrammeaswellascompleteaPhDprogrammeassetoutinthePhDOrder(Ph.d.bekendtgrelsen).Theprogrammeofstudyisdividedintotwoparts:PartA,duringwhichstudentsareMScstudentsandPhDstudentsatthesametime,andPartB,duringwhichstudentswithacompletedMScprogrammearePhDstudentsonly.Table3providesasummaryoftheacademicorganizationofthe3+5scheme,anditshouldbenotedthattheMScprogramme,irrespectiveofthenumberofcredittransfers,MUSTbepassedbythetimewhentwoyearsofthetotalperiodofstudyremain:Table3.Academicorganizationofthe3+5schemePartA)ThestudentisenrolledinanMScprogrammeandaPhDprogrammeatthesametime</p><p>CompleteMScprogramme;seerequirementssetoutintheapplicablecurriculum:</p><p> Passcoursesandprogrammeelementsinaccordancewiththecurriculum</p><p> Concludethesiscontract Writeandpassthesis GraduatefromMScprogramme</p><p>CompleteonethirdofPhDprogramme;seerequirementssetoutinPhDrules:</p><p> SubmitfinalPhDplan StartPhDcourses Startresearchactivities Passregularassessments</p><p>Thelasttwoyears,PartB,canbecommencedoncethestudenthascompletedtheMScprogrammeandhadtheregularassessmentsapproved,inotherwordsthestudenthasliveduptotherequirementsinthePhDplanPartB)ThestudenthascompletedtheMScprogrammeandisonlyenrolledinthePhDprogramme</p><p>CompletePhDprogrammeinaccordancewiththeapprovedPhDplan;seerequirementssetoutinPhDrules</p><p>IntegrationoftheMScprogrammeintothePhDprogrammeWhenstudentscommencePartAoftheintegrated3+5programme,theymustcommencethePhDprogrammeconcurrentlywiththeircompletionoftheMScprogrammeasshownintable3.RequirementsfortheMScprogrammeThecompulsoryandrestrictedelectivecoursesmustbepassedinaccordancewiththecurriculumandcoursedescriptions,whereastheoptionalprogrammeelementsandthecontents/objectofthethesiscanandshouldbeintegratedintothePhDproject.Thisresults,defacto,inmoreresearchtime.MScThesisThestudentmustwriteathesisofthescope(numberofECTS)specifiedintheMSccurriculum,andathesiscontractmustbeconcludedbeforehandbetweenthestudentandthethesissupervisor.TheMScthesismustbedefendedonthesametermsasthoseapplyingtotheMScprogrammeingeneral.</p></li><li><p>4</p><p>Thetopmanagement(LT)atUCPHhasdecidedthataPhDstudentenrolledinoneoftheintegratedPhDprogrammes(4+4or3+5)isallowedtoreusehis/herMScthesisincludingconclusionsinthePhDthesis.ThismustnotexceedtheextentusedinallotherPhDthesesthatarebasedonanMScthesisbyanyotherand/orpreviousresearchbytheauthororbyotherscientists.Referencesaremandatory.TheinterpretationofthePhDschoolofSCIENCEisthataPhDstudentisallowedtousethefollowinginthePhDthesis: AnarticlebasedondataandconclusionsfromtheMScthesiswrittenaftertheMScdegreewas</p><p>awarded.ReferencetotheMScthesisisarequirement. OneormorearticleswrittenaspartoftheMScthesisonconditionthatitisexplicitlydescribedas</p><p>beingpartoftheMScthesisaswell.RequirementsforthePhDprogrammeStudentsmustalsocomplywiththerequirementsforthePhDprogramme,forexamplethefollowingrequirements:</p><p> ThefinalPhDplanmustbeapprovedbythePhDschoolnolaterthan3monthsafterenrolment Passprogressassessmentreports(PAR)onanongoingbasis(50,38,26,14,and6monthsbefore</p><p>expectedsubmissiondate) PassPhDcoursesorotherkindsofcourseactivitycorrespondingtoapprox.30ECTScredits Gainexperienceinteachingand/orknowledgedisseminationactivities Carryoutachangeofscientificenvironment Carryoutaresearchproject SubmitaPhDthesisfordefence.</p><p>ReferenceisalsomadetotheapplicablePhDrules,whichalsoregulatethePhDprogrammepartoftheintegrated3+5programme. ThePhDplanToensurethattheMSccurriculumisintegratedinthePhDprogrammeandthattheMScprogrammeiscompleted2yearsbeforetheconclusionofthefullintegratedprogramme,thestudentandhis/herprincipalsupervisormustdividethetimeplan(partofthePhDplan)intotwosections.OnesectionthatreflectspartAandincludesthecompletionoftheMScprogrammeandanotherthatreflectspartBwherethePhDstudentiscompletingthePhDprogramme.InformationmeetingShortlyafterthecommencementofthe3+5programme,thestudentandprincipalsupervisorareinvitedtoameetingwitharelevantstudentadviserandrepresentative(s)ofthePhDschool.Atthemeetingthe3+5schemewillbeexplainedwithspecialemphasisontheplanningofthemasterstudypartandfillinginofthePhDtimetable.Anotherpurposeofthemeetingisagoingoverofthestudentseducationsheet,andheorshewillbeinformedoftheprocedureshowtosignupformastercoursesetcetera.</p></li><li><p>5</p><p>Procedureforapplicationandenrolment Theintegratedprogrammeofstudyhascontinuousenrolmentduringtheyear.ForenrolmentintheintegratedMScandPhDprogramme,studentsmusthavecompletedarelevantBScdegreeandeitherbeenrolledinanMScprogrammeofferedbySCIENCEorhavebeenofferedenrolmentinsuchaprogramme.ThestudentsmustalsobeenrolledinthePhDprogramme.Thus,theapplicationproceduredependsonwhetherornotthestudentisanMScstudentatSCIENCEatthetimeofapplication.StudentsNOTenrolledasMScstudentsatSCIENCE:Students,whoareBScorMScstudentsatanotheruniversity,atthetimeofapplication,mustbeadmittedtoarelevantMScprogrammeofferedbySCIENCE.Subsequently,thestudentmustbeadmittedtothePhDprogramme,thisusuallytakesplacebyaresponsetoajobadvertisementforaPhDposition.Typicalprocedure:1. Thepotential3+5studentcontactstheinstitute(principalsupervisor)byapplyingforaspecific</p><p>vacancyorinsomeotherway.2. Shouldtheinstitute(principalsupervisor)wishtoenrollthestudentinquestioninthe3+5scheme,the</p><p>studentandtheinstitutesendinacombinedstandardapplicationtothePhDSchoolofSCIENCE(forms1A,1B,1Dand1E).</p><p>3. ThePhDSchoolprocessestheapplication,andifqualified,thestudentispreapprovedforenrolmentonconditionthatamastereducationcanbeinitiated.</p><p>4. ThePhDsectionrefersthestudentandprincipalsupervisortotheUniversityEducationServiceforhelptoidentifyarelevantMScprogrammeandpracticalsolution.</p><p>5. Thestudentfillsinanapplicationformforenrolmentinthemasterstudyinquestionaswellasanapplicationformforcredittransfer,ifrelevant.</p><p>6. Theapplicationisprocessedbyanadmissionscommitteeonthebasisoftheapplicant'squalificationsinrelationtotheformaladmissionrequirementsfortheprogramme.</p><p>7. Iftheapplicationisapproved,thestudentreceivesanenrolmentletterfortheMScprogramme.Atthesametime,thestudentisinvitedtoanintroductionprogramme(inSeptemberorFebruary)andisgivenalinktotheMScstudystarthomepage.</p><p>8. Atthistimethestudentwillalsobenotifiedofanapprovedcredittransfer,ifany.9. NowenrolmentforthePhDstudycantakeplace,andthestudentreceivesawelcomeletter.10. Ifthestudentisaforeigncitizen(fromanonEU/EEAcountry),applicationsaremadeforavisaanda</p><p>residencepermit.InternationalStaffMobilityhelpsthestudent.11. Ifthestudentappliedforaspecificvacancy,thestudentreceivesaletterofemployment.</p></li><li><p>6</p><p>StudentsenrolledasMScstudentsatSCIENCE:Students,whoareenrolledinanMScprogrammeatSCIENCEatthetimeofapplication,mustapplyforadmissiontothePhDprogramme,usuallybyrespondingtoajobadvertisement.Typicalprocedure:1. Thepotential3+5studentcontactstheinstitute(principalsupervisor)byapplyingforaspecific</p><p>vacancyorinsomeotherway.2. Shouldtheinstitute(principalsupervisor)wishtoenrollthestudentinquestioninthe3+5scheme,the</p><p>studentandtheinstitutesendinacombinedstandardapplicationtothePhDSchoolofSCIENCE(forms1A,1B,1Dand1E).</p><p>3. ThePhDSchoolprocessestheapplicationandifthestudentisqualified,heorsheisapprovedforenrolment.</p><p>4. Thestudentreceivesaletterofemployment.</p></li><li><p>7</p><p>AppointmentandremunerationStudentsadmittedtotheintegrated3+5schemearenormallyrecruitedviajobadvertisementsdrawnupbytherelevantacademicenvironment.Thestudentreceivesa'letterofappointment'concerningPartA,forwhichthestudentisremuneratedbywayof48PhDgrantportionsaswellasbeingpaidhourlyratesfor'dutywork'(150hoursperyear).The'letterofappointment'specifiesthatthestudentisexpectedtocompletetheMScprogrammeaswellascompleteonethirdofthePhDprogramme.PartAmustalwaysbecompletedthroughthestudentscompletionoftheMScprogramme(whentwoyearsofstudyremain).ThestudentisthentransferredtoPartBandisemployedasaPhDscholarunderthecollectiveagreementwiththeDanishConfederationofProfessionalAssociations(ACoverenskomsten).Thestudentreceivesanewletterofappointmentthatreflectsthenewtypeofemployment.AppointmentandremunerationonPartATable4providesanoverviewoftheremuneration(PhDgrantportions)onPartAwhichvariesdependingonthenumberofcredittransfersgranted.Table4.PartA:PhDgrantportionspermonthadjustedforanycredittransfersYearofstudy Year1 Year2 Year3 </p><p>Monthsofstudy 36 33 30 27 24 21 18 15Allstudentsspend12monthsontheMScandPhDprogramme Total</p><p>0monthsofcredit 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 24 483monthsofcredit 3 3 3 3 3 3 6 24 486monthsofcredit 3 3 3 3 6 6 24 489monthsofcredit 3 3 6 6 6 24 4812monthsofcredit 6 6 6 6 24 48</p><p>15monthsofcredit 6 6 6</p><p>30Twograntportionspermonthduringthefirstsixmonthsandthreegrantportionspermonthduringthelastsixmonths 48</p><p>18monthsofcredit 6 6 36 48Table4showsthatthenumberofPhDgrantportionscannotexceed48.Italsoappearsfromthetablethat1,2or3grantportionsaredisbursedpermonthdependingonthetotalperiodofstudy.Ifastudentisenrolledwithoutcredittransfers,PartAhasadurationofthreeyears,andthestudentreceivesonePhDgrantportionpermonthduringthefirst24monthsandtwoPhDgrantportionspermonthduringthelast12months.Studentsenrolledwitha12monthcredittransferreceivetwoPhDgrantportionspermonthfor24months.OnPartA,thestudentmustbeofferedhourlypayfor'dutywork'correspondingto150hourspercalendaryear.Thestudentcanoptoutthe'dutywork'andconsequentlywillreceivenoremunerationforthis.</p></li><li><p>8</p><p>Termsandconditionsrelatingtopension,holiday,illness,maternity/paternityleave,leaveofabsenceetc.ThepartoftheremunerationrelatingtoPhDgrantportionsisdisbursedduringholidaysbutisnotpensionable.Theremunerationisalsodisbursedduringperiodsofsickness,andincaseoflongtermsickleave,andtheperiodofenrolmentinPartAwillbeextendedcorrespondingly.Ifthestudenttakesmaternity/paternityleave,theremunerationwillalsobedisbursedduringsuchleave,andPartAwillbeextendedaccordingly.PhDgrantportionsarepaidinadvance.Afixedhourlyrateispaidforthedutywork.Inaddition,aholidayallowanceisdisbursedinthefollowingholidayyear(12.5%ofthepay).If,atthetimeofcommencementofPartA,thestudenthasanygrantportionsforMScstudyleft,thedisbursementofthesewillcontinueuntilthequotaisexhausted.If,atthetimeofcommencementofPartA,thestudentisreceivingagovernmentstudentgrant,includingagranttocovercostsofliving,thisdisbursementwillbediscontinued,andthestudentwillberemuneratedviaPhDgrantportionsandhourlypayfordutywork.AppointmentandremunerationonPartBalwaystwoyearsWhenanMScprogrammehasbeenpassedinaccordancewiththerulessetoutintheMSccurriculum,andonethirdofthePhDprogrammehasbeencompleted,thestudentwillbeemployedasaPhDscholarandberemuneratedinaccordancewiththecollectiveagreementwiththeDanishConfederationofProfessionalAssociations(AC).TheperiodofemploymentonPartBisalwaystwoyears.Thestudentwillreceiveafixedsalary,whichispensionable,andwillearnholidayasanordinaryemployeeduringtheperiodofemployment.Thestudenthasthesamerightsduringmaternity/paternityleaveandsicknessasallotheremployeescoveredbythecollectiveagreementwiththeDanishConfederationofProfessionalAssociations(AC).Thestudentmustbeoffereddutywork280hoursperyearandtheremunerationforthiswillbeincludedinthesalary.Ifthestudentoptsoutofdutywork,thesalarywillbereducedaccordingly.SeniorityWhenstudentsgraduatefromtheintegratedMScandPhDprogramme,theyhaveearnedtwoyearsofseniority,whichwillformthebasisofthepaygradeinfuturejobsintheDanishpublicsector.</p><p>RevisedDecember2016</p></li></ul>