Doctoral education at the Faculty of Psychology
The Faculty of Psychology offers doctoral education (PhD). The opportunity also exists to defend a dr.philos. (doctor philosophiae) at the faculty.
The doctoral education lasts for a standard period of three years and includes independent scientific work in the form of a thesis to be defended at a public defence. In addition, the organized doctoral education includes a training module (30 ects) lasting one semester.
The faculty is responsible for coordinating the programme.
The degree of dr.philos. (Doctor Philosophiae) is not subject to the arrangements for doctoral education, and has its own regulation. The text found under "Guidelines and regulations" provide more information. Candidates admitted to a programme of doctoral education cannot present themselves for the degree of dr. philos.
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Admission requirements are based on the University of Bergen’s rules and additional guidelines for the Faculty of Psychology.
The training component at the Faculty of Psychology must involve activities equivalent to 30 credits, i.e. the training component will be equivalent to six months’ work.
Research at the faculty is organized in research groups and research schools led by outstanding researchers. The faculty has three research schools. The faculty also participates in the Research School in International Health at the University of Bergen, as well as the national graduate schools NATED (National Graduate School in Educational Research) and NAFOL (Norwegian National Post Graduate School in Teacher Education).
The following pertains to the guidelines and regulations applicable to those involved in the doctoral education.
From autumn 2004 everyone will present one's dissertation according to the PhD regulations. This means that there only will be held one trial lecture (on a given subject) in addition to the dissertation.
PhD candidates admitted to the organized Doctoral education at the Faculty of Psychology, and with documented progress according to the agreed plan, are eligible to apply for travel funds from the Faculty.