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Courses and seminars at PhD level

PhD candidates in the Social Sciences and neighbouring fields are invited to participate.

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It is the ambition of our courses to have participants from other countries, the seat is free of charge (no course fee). International candidates are welcome to participate. The courses are inter- and multidisciplinary, and candidates enrolled in PhD training outside social science research, for instance, in fields such as humanities and educational sciences, medicine and health sciences are encouraged to apply.
Application deadline: 3 weeks before the course start date.

NB! Registration for PHD301: via EVUweb.
Application deadline: 01.02.2021

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
If there are more applicants than the 15 admission places available, a selection will be made based on an assessment of the relevance of the course for the candidate’s research plan and qualifications in the relation to the objectives of the course. The course leaders carry out the selection process. PhD candidates do not pay the semester fee.
Not a PhD candidate at UIS but want to take one of our PhD Courses?

External PhD candidates or other with required prerequisite knowledge may apply for PhD courses.
Send application form to PhD coordinator
Application form PhD-courses UiS

PhD courses in Social Sciences offered at the University of Stavanger:

Course description PHD416
The course is offered through a Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA), UiS Business School
The course will be conducted digitally this year.
Lessons: classes take place in the Afternoon (13:30- 17:30)
Course dates: September 2021
Course coordinators: Postdoctoral Fellow Simone Valerie Häckl-Schermer and Professor Eric Perry Bettinger

Course description PHD101
Course dates: November 2021 (5 days). 
Course coordinator: Professor Torvald Øgaard

Course description PHD102
Course dates: November 2021 (5 days)
Course coordinator: Associate Professor Tarjei Mandt Larsen

Course description PHD103
Course dates: 8-12 February 2021 (5 days)
Course coordinator: Professor Anders Vassenden
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we plan for a hybrid solution with both campus and online teaching this year. If the situation – infection rates, lockdowns, etc. – at the time (Feb 8th to 12th) permits, we will meet in person in the allocated auditoriums. However, for those who prefer it, we accommodate for participation in Zoom. If the situation at the time does not permit any campus teaching, the course will be fully online (Zoom).
In short, we plan for a hybrid solution, but online participation will be possible in any circumstances.

Course description PHD104
Course dates: 22-26 March 2021 (5 days)
Course coordinator:


Course description PHD803
The course is offered through a Research School in Radical Interdisciplinarity (ITEM), Centre for Gender Studies
Course dates: 10-12 February 2021 
Course coordinator: Associate Professor Ingvil Førland Hellstrand, Guest researcher Ellen Marie Jensen and Associate Professor Astrid Johanne Nyland
The course will be conducted digitally by Zoom.
This course is already fully booked!

Course description PHD301
The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (SWEL), Department of Social Studies
A collaborative course between Universities of Stavanger and Agder.
Application deadline: 01.02.2021
Course date: 31 May- 3 June 2021 (4 days)

Registration for PHD301: via EVUweb.
Course Coordinator: Professor Solveig B. Eide, UiA and Professor Siv Oltedal, UiS 
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we plan for a hybrid solution with both campus and online teaching this year. If the situation – infection rates, lockdowns, etc. – at the time permits, we will meet in person in the allocated auditoriums. However, for those who prefer it, we accommodate for participation in Zoom. If the situation at the time does not permit any campus teaching, the course will be fully online (Zoom).In short, we plan for a hybrid solution, but online participation will be possible in any circumstances.

Course description PHD801
The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (ITEM), Museum of Archaeology
Course dates: 12-14 April 2021 (3 days)
Course coordinator: Professor Kristin Armstrong Oma

Course description PHD803
The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (ITEM), Museum of Archaeology
Course dates: May 2021 (4 days)
Course coordinators: Associate Professor Erik Daniel Fredh, Associate Professor Dawn Elise Mooney and Associate Professor Jutta Lechterbeck

Course description PHD701
Course coordinator: Professor Odd Einar Olsen
This is a supervised reading course
Please contact Professor Odd Einar Olsen for more information.

Course description PHD702
Course coordinator: Professor Ole Andreas Engen
This is a supervised reading course
Please contact Professor Ole Andre Engen for more information.

Course description PHD401
The course is offered through a Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA), UiS Business School
Course dates: On-demand
Course coordinators: Professor Yuko Onozaka, Professor Ragnar Tveterås and Professor Mari Rege 
This is a supervised reading course.
Please contact professor Yuko Onazaka for more information.