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Genomic and Molecular Medicine - Personalized Approaches to Childhood Health

In this section you will find information about the courses offered to our Ph.D. students. These courses are also open to doctoral candidates from other programs within the MMRS.


The Ph.D. program has a duration of 3 to a maximum of 5 years. During this time, each student must acquire 180 ECTS. Curricular activities cover 30 ECTS and are divided into three modules:

  • 17 ECTS: Method Courses
  • 8 ECTS: Conferences & Retreats
  • 5 ECTS: Transferable Skills

50% of the 30 ECTS are covered by compulsory courses, 50% can be chosen individually.

The remaining credits are achieved within the scope of research work which includes writing the Ph.D. thesis in English (140 ECTS) and the oral thesis defence (10 ECTS). For more information about the general framework of the Ph.D. Program please visit the MMRS website.


Here you can find an overview of our compulsory courses. These courses must be taken once during the Ph.D. In total, you will receive 15 ECTS points. The other 15 ECTS points must be earned through individual courses. For individual courses please see the links below the table.


Please note that the MMRS lecture series "Good Scientific Practice" is not only mandatory within our Ph.D. program, but for all Ph.D. students of the LMU Medical Faculty. Successful participation is rewarded with 0.5 ECTS. More information on the course can be found here.

For all individual courses please see:

An overview of how many ECTS can be credited for different courses, conferences, transferable skills etc. in general can be found here.