PhD at FHML/MUMC+
PhD trajectories at Maastricht UMC+, of both internal and external PhD candidates, are aimed at the development into a well-equipped, well-prepared and capable independent researchers. At the end of their PhD, candidates will be able to defend the PhD thesis successfully during the graduation ceremony and function well in an international academic context.
Typical about the FHML/MUMC+ research is that it covers the entire continuum from health to disease. Future health care is not only about patients but also targeted at people who are at risk to develop certain diseases. Thus, as well as disease and defect, also health and health risks are central to our research. The multidisciplinary research is embedded in research lines or divisions within several FHML research Schools/Institutes and FHML research departments.
Each of the Schools and LINK institutes have their own PhD coordinator who you can turn to for information and support, a confidential advisor and PhD representatives. The PhD coordinators and PhD representatives regularly meet in the Faculty PhD Committee.
About 1200 PhD candidates; more than half of them with a FHML/MUMC+ contract and many external PhDs
All PhD research is embedded in a School or Institute
Every PhD candidate has a Personal Research Plan and Training & Supervision Plan and receives expert supervision
All PhDs and supervisors are registered in the PhD TRACK system
How to become a PhD at FHML/MUMC+
The FHML considers a thesis as a demonstration of the PhD candidate’s ability to carry out independent scholarly work. The candidate should be enabled to finish the PhD trajectory within a reasonable time period. FHML discerns 4 types of PhDs.
- Employed as Promovendus (UFO profile), via vacancy Academic Transfer
- Other UM or MUMC+ staff doing a PhD
- Contract PhD candidate with Scholarship
- External PhD candidate
Starting your PhD
Meeting with HR advisor on employment conditions, internal PhDs
Registration in PhD TRACK system
Each PhD candidate, internal as well as external, should have a Personal Research Plan (PRP) and
a Training & Supervision Plan (TSP); signed by the supervisors and agreed upon by the PhD coordinator. The PRP and TSP should be completed within the first three months in the PhD TRACK system and sent to the PhD coordinator, who receives them on behalf of the Dean. PhD candidates should also sign a Declaration of scientific integrity at the start of their PhD project.
Scientific integrity committees and documents
UM Scientific integrity
MUMC+ Research code
Support and contacts
UM Confidential advisor for employees
Guideline extension of contract for internal PhDs
Knowledge Centre for International Staff (KCIS; for foreign PhDs)
Research Office (CV and grant advice)
CRISP (Working conditions and safety)
FPC: advocacy and representation
The Faculty PhD Committee (FPC) advises the Board about the broad domain of PhD related issues.