Postgraduate studies may lead to either a licentiate or a PhD degree. 240 credits are needed for a PhD degree, and 120 credits are needed for a licentiate degree.
The proper name for a licentiate degree is ‘Licentiate of Medical Science’. The 120 credits must include both coursework and a scientific dissertation. Studies must provide the student with in-depth subject matter knowledge as well as training in research methodology and advanced independent study.