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Philosophiae Doctor in Logistics (PhD)

Facts about the program

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Doctoral degree with nom length of study
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Illustration Logistics

The PhD Program in Logistics at Molde University College (MUC) is a 3-4 year full-time program leading to a doctoral degree (PhD) in logistics. Candidates are usually funded by PhD scholarships provided by MUC,  The Research Council of Norway or employer under the industrial PhD program. More than 50 candidates have completed the PhD Logistics program since the start-up in 2002, and their research projects cover a wide range of topics and methodological approaches. In addition to work on their thesis, candidates must also complete 30 ECTS of courses. The thesis is either based on publishable academic papers, or written as a monography.

Programme content

Logistics deals with the organization of the flow of products, services and information from raw materials to the end user in a supply chain. The analysis of such supply chains may be built on a broad spectrum of academic disciplines, such as economics, business administration, industrial organization, engineering, management science, information science and computer science. Quantitative techniques and models based on mathematics, statistics, engineering, and operations research are also useful tools in such analyses.

The doctoral program at HiMolde is a three-year full-time program leading to a doctoral degree (PhD) in Logistics. If you have 25% working duties, the planned duration of the program is extended to four years.
The conferral of the doctoral degree in Logistics signifies that the candidate has attained expert competence in a major field of study. You will normally have one supervisor at HiMolde, plus one or more co-supervisors from other institutions. Suggesting co-supervisors is the duty of your main supervisor, and the Doctoral Degree Committee must approve them.

When you are approximately half-way through your doctoral program period, you will have to pass a midway evaluation process, where two evaluators (one internal and one external) will give you feedback and advice on your progression. The evaluators may also make recommendations to your tutors and the university if any adjustments should be made.

Towards the end of your PhD-studies, your adjudication committee will be appointed. The committee has three members, including one member from HiMolde and at least one international member. The committee has two major duties: To evaluate if your thesis is accepted for its final defense, and to evaluate your trial lecture and public defense.

The Doctoral degree committee for PhD Logistics 
Serves as the administrative and scientific body for all aspects of the PhD Logistics program.

PhD in Logistics - Rules and regulations