An integrated B.Sc./PhD qualification year for candidates having a B.Sc. or equivalent degree. After successful completion of four intensive practical courses, seminars, and a qualifying examination, students will have the opportunity to enter the Ph.D.-programme directly. Each student has an individual advisory committee consisting of the supervisor and one additional advisors in the first year graduation phase. The committee will advise, guide, support, and examine the candidate in all aspects of academic progress.