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 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.

  • Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb (for more information, look further below)
  • 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?
International PhD candidates are welcome to participate. If you are a PhD candidate who is not attending a PhD programme at UIS you can apply for admission to PHD courses through the webform.
Choosing courses
Unsure of which courses to apply for or how many? Explore the information in the tabs below and discuss your options with your home university before you apply. Use the contact information listed in each course description.
Admission information
Which documents do you have to submit?
The confirmation of admission to a PhD program must be enclosed with the application. The documentation must be in English or Norwegian.

Transcript of Record
If you want or need documentation on courses you have passed at UiS, you can log in to the Diploma registry to share your results electronically. You can also download a digitally signed transcript in Studentweb. This replaces the old transcript on paper. Here you can find information about transcript of records.
Canvas
Canvas is our learning platform (Learning Management System) which is used for communication between students and teachers. The Faculty uses Canvas for submission and approval of essays, distribution of literature etc. Link to login: https://stavanger.instructure.com/
Course program and more detailed information for each course will be posted in Canvas (by the course coordinator).

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

Course description PHD101
Course dates: November 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: TBA
 This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days.
Course coordinator: Professor Torvald Øgaard
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD102
Course dates: November 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: TBA
This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days.
Course coordinator: Associate Professor Tarjei Mandt Larsen
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD103
Course dates: 13 -17 February 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: 13 January 2023
Course coordinator: Professor Anders Vassenden
We are planning for an in-person class on Campus this spring.
This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days. That means you should not register if you are not prepared to travel to Stavanger.
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD104
The course is offered through a Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA), UiS Business School
Course dates: September 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: TBA
This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days.
Course coordinator: Professor Espen Olsen
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD105
Course dates: 12 -16 June 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: 12 May 2023
Course coordinator: Associate Professor Tarjei Mandt Larsen
This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days.
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD401 Econometrics
The course is offered through a Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA), UiS Business School
Learn more about PhD course in Econometrics with Professor Magne Mogstad
Course dates: August 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: TBA
This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days.
Course coordinator: Professor Torfinn Harding
Course teacher: Professor Magne Mogstad
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD402 Innovation Policy
The course is offered through a Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA), UiS Business School
Course dates: 30 January - 03 February 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: 30 December 2022
We are planning for an in-person class at University of Stavanger.
Course coordinators/teachers: Professor Tom Brökel, Associate Professor Silje Haus-Reve, Professor Marte Cecilie Wilhelmsen Solheim, Professor Rune Dahl Fitjar
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD403
The course is offered through a Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA), UiS Business School
Learn more about PhD course in Design of Effective Behavioral Interventions with Dr. Yeager.
Course dates: September 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: TBA
Lessons: The class will start at 9:00 a.m. and lasts till 4:00 p.m. and is held in-person at University Stavanger.
This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days.
Course coordinator: Assistant Professor Simone Valerie Häckl-Schermer
Course teacher: Dr. David Yeager
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates:
If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD416
The course is offered through a Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA), UiS Business School
Learn more about PhD course in Randomized controlled trials in the social sciences with Simone Valerie Häckl-Schermer.
Course dates: September 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: TBA
Lessons: The class will start at 9:00 a.m. and lasts till 4:00 p.m. and is held in-person at University Stavanger.
TThis course will require physical attendance for five (5) days.
Course coordinator: Assistant Professor Simone Valerie Häckl-Schermer
Course teacher: Professor Eric Perry Bettinger
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description DSV610 Quantitative Methods for Innovation Research
The course is offered through a Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA), UiS Business School
Course dates: December 2023 (5 days)
Application deadline: TBA
Course Details: The course is part of Nordic Research School in Innovation and Entreprenurship (NORSI). This NORSI course is organized in collaboration between University of Stavanger, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Lund University (CIRCLE).
This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days.
Course coordinator: Professor Tom Brökel
Course teacher: Professor Torben Schubert, CIRCLE, Lund University and Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (SWEL), Department of Social Studies
A collaborative course between the University of Stavanger and the University of Agder.
Course date: November 2023 (4 days)
Application deadline: TBA
Course Coordinator: Professor Solveig B. Eide, UiA and Professor Siv Oltedal, UiS 
This course will require physical attendance for five (4) days.
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD801
The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (ITEM), Museum of Archaeology
Course dates: November 2024 (3 days).
Application deadline: TBA
We are planning for an in-person class on Campus this autumn.
If the situation at the time does not permit any campus teaching, the course will be fully online (Zoom).
Course coordinator: Professor Astrid Nyland
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD802
The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (ITEM), Museum of Archaeology
Course dates: Spring 2023 (4 days)
Application deadline: TBA
Course coordinators: Associate Professor Erik Daniel Fredh, Associate Professor Dawn Elise Mooney and Associate Professor Jutta Lechterbeck
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD803
The course is offered through a Research School in Radical Interdisciplinarity (ITEM), Centre for Gender Studies
Course dates: 22 - 24 February 2023
Application deadline: 5 December 2022
Course coordinator: Associate Professor Ingvil Førland Hellstrand, Guest researcher Ellen Marie Jensen and Associate Professor Astrid Johanne Nyland
When registering for the course, please submit a abstract (approx. 1 page) that outlines your PhD project.
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD804
The course is offered through a Research School in Radical Interdisciplinarity (ITEM), Centre for Gender Studies
Course dates: To Be Announced
Application deadline: To Be Announced
(When registering for the course, please submit a 300-500 word abstract that outlines your PhD project and how it relates to queer autoethnography). The course is open to PhD candidates already enrolled in a PhD program, in Norway or internationally: PhD candidates who can demonstrate that the course topic has a concrete relevance for their research project will be given preference.This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days.
Course coordinator: Associate Professor Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen
Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb
External PhD candidates: If you are admitted to a PhD programme at another institution, you can apply through the webform

Course description PHD602 Theories in Management Research
The course is offered through a The Research school in Service Leadership, International Business & Hospitality Management, The Norwegian School of Hotel Management
Course coordinator: Professor Torvald Øgaard
This is a supervised reading course. Please contact professor Torvald Øgaard for more information.

Course description PHD417
Course coordinator: Professor Benn Folkvord.
This is a supervised reading course. Please contact Professor Benn Folkvord for more information.

Course description PHD418
Course coordinator: Professor Benn Folkvord.
This is a supervised reading course. Please contact Professor Benn Folkvord for more information.