Faculty of Social Sciences
PhD - Doctoral education

PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences

Information for PhD candidates and supervisors at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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The PhD education is intended to qualify for research of an international standard, and for other work in society where great demands are made to academic insight and analytical thinking. The training includes independent research in the form of an academic thesis of an international standard at a high level. Additionally, the candidate must undergo a training component, providing training in the disciplinary context, methods and theories that provide a disciplinary breadth and depth in their field. The PhD programme also includes training in the dissemination of academic work to colleagues, students and the general public.

The PhD programme at the Faculty of Social Sciences is internationally oriented, and we recruit PhD candidates from all over the world to our exciting research environments in the discipline’s sociology, political science, economics, information sciences, media sciences, social anthropology, system dynamics and geography. 

Web page for prospective PhD candidates