The interdisciplinary doctoral study programme of Biosciences is a level 3 programme under the Bologna scheme. It lasts three years and covers 180 points or 4500 hours. One credit point is equivalent to 25 hours of a student's work. The study programme is composed of an organised educational part, amounting to 60 credit points, while the remaining 120 credit points are devoted to individual research work for the doctoral thesis.
The study requirements of the programme are in accordance with the Higher Education Act and Criteria for Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions and study programmes, adopted by the Council RS for Higher Education, assessed under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The direct inclusion of parts of the programme in international exchange with universities in countries that use the ECTS is thus possible.
The aim of the programme is to train doctoral students for scientific work in fields of basic and applied life sciences, so that they will be able to develop new knowledge within the framework of a scientific research career or transfer knowledge to everyday practice. Within the study are represented traditional fields of life sciences, supplemented with newer fields, dictated by the development of new technologies and the needs of society.