Faculty of Psychology

PhD Programme 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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the University of Bergen's doctoral programmes