The PhD students take half a year’s worth of PhD courses beyond the master's degree requirement. These courses provide specialised knowledge about the dissertation topic as well as generic competencies within research, teaching and knowledge dissemination. The courses can be of shorter or longer duration, and can be offered in direct connection with the programme, by the Graduate School, by national and international graduate schools, or by other relevant higher education institutions.
For some years, the large majority of PhD courses have been offered by the two national graduate schools within the fields of Economics and Finance. These two schools are characterized by offering courses of high academic standard, covering broader foundational courses taught by the best Danish researchers as well as narrower topics courses drawing on leading Danish and international researchers. Each school offers many courses in its respective field to nicely meet the PhD students’ course demand.