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Doctoral Studies

The Doctor of Military Sciences degree is a postgraduate degree in military sciences. The objective of this degree is conducting research and science as well as producing new researched data to support teaching and decision-making and to develop military science.

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The Doctor of Military Sciences degree is aimed primarily at officers who have completed the General Staff Officer Course. For special reasons, a person who has completed a suitable Master's or higher degree at the National Defence University or other university can be accepted to study towards this degree.

A doctoral degree in military sciences can be taken in the following disciplines:

  • leadership
  • Operational art and tactics
  • Military history
  • Military pedagogy
  • Military sociology
  • Military technology
  • Military economics
  • Strategy

Degree Structure

The extent of the Doctor of Military Sciences degree is 70 credits. In addition to studies, a thesis is also written.

  • General military sciences studies (maximum 20 credits)
  • Studies in one's own field of research (maximum 60 credits)
  • Dissertation

Students accepted onto the doctoral programme can also be ordered to complete supplementary studies of up to 30 ECTS that are not included in the degree.

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Study Guide 2019: Doctoral of Military Sciences Degree