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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). 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.
  • The Faculty uses Canvas for submission and approval of essays, distribution of literature etc.
  • PhD candidates do not pay the semester fee.
  • Course program and more detailed information for each course will be posted in Canvas (by the course coordinator).

Not a PhD candidate at UIS but want to take one of our PhD Courses?

International candidates are welcome to participate. If you are a researcher or a research fellow who is not attending a PhD programme at UIS you can apply for admission to PHD courses

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.

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

Course dates: between September 16th and October 14th, 2021

Unfortunately, we have to change the format of the course as Norway’s travel restrictions make it impossible for professor Bettinger to come to Norway and teach in person. We have therefore decided to move the course to an online format:

The course will be conducted digitally this year and will consist of a mixture of zoom meetings, PC-lab exercises, and online seminars. Zoom meetings take place from 13:30 - 17:30 on Thursdays between September 16th and October 14th. During Zoom meetings students will engage in the learning objectives and discuss examples of sophisticated RCTs. The Zoom meetings are accompanied by lab sessions and seminars in which students will work with software to measure statistical power and are provided practical examples of RCTs.

Course coordinators: Assistant Professor Simone Valerie Häckl-Schermer and Professor Eric Perry Bettinger

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

External PhD candidates: Send application form to PhD coordinator: nadya.sandsmark@uis.no

Course description PHD401 Econometrics

The course is offered through a Research School in Economics and Business Administration (ECOBA), UiS Business School

Course dates: 8 - 12 November, 2021 (5 days)

We are planning for an in-person class on Campus this autumn. The lectures/lessons will take place at Campus Ullandhaug at the University of Stavanger. If the situation at the time does not permit any campus teaching, the course will be fully online (Zoom).

Course coordinators: Professor Torfinn Harding and Professor Magne Mogstad

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

Other applicants apply for admission through EVUweb: Apply for a course

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: Monday, 29 November to Friday, 3 December 2021 (5 days)

Application deadline: 1 November 2021

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). The Course gives 5 ECTS, and is administered by UiS but held at Circle at Lund University in Sweden.

We are planning for an in-person class at Circle at Lund University in Sweden.

If the situation at the time does not permit any campus teaching, the course will be fully online (Zoom).

Language: English

Course coordinators: Professor Tom Brökel , University of Stavanger Business School

Professor Martin Andersson, CIRCLE, Lund University and Blekinge Technical College

Professor Torben Schubert, CIRCLE, Lund University and Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI

Program and Practical information

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

External PhD candidates: Send application form to PhD coordinator: nadya.sandsmark@uis.no

Course description PHD101

Course dates: 29 November – 03 December 2021 (5 days).

Application deadline: 10 October 2021

 We are planning for an in-person class on Campus this autumn.

Course coordinator: Professor Torvald Øgaard

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

Other applicants apply for admission through EVUweb: Apply for a course

Course description PHD102

Course dates: 15.-19. November 2021 (5 days)

Application deadline: 10 October 2021

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: Associate Professor Tarjei Mandt Larsen

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

Other applicants apply for admission through EVUweb: Apply for a course

Course description PHD103

Course dates: 14-18 February 2022 (5 days)

Application deadline: 14 January 2022

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.

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

External PhD candidates: Send application form to PhD coordinator: nadya.sandsmark@uis.no

Course description PHD104

Course dates: 19 - 23 September 2022 (5 days)

Application deadline: TBA

This course will require physical attendance for five (5) days. If the pandemic situation increases substantially, the course will be held with digital solutions and digital teaching instead.

Course coordinator: Professor Espen Olsen

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

External PhD candidates: Send application form to PhD coordinator: nadya.sandsmark@uis.no

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 the University of Stavanger and the University of Agder.

Course date: May 2022 (4 days)

Application deadline: TBA

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.

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

External PhD candidates: Send application form to PhD coordinator: nadya.sandsmark@uis.no

Course description PHD801

The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (ITEM), Museum of Archaeology

Course dates: 8 -10 November 2021 (3 days).

Application deadline: 10. October 2021

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: Send application form to PhD coordinator: nadya.sandsmark@uis.no

Course description PHD802

The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (ITEM), Museum of Archaeology

Course dates: May 2022 (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: Send application form to PhD coordinator: nadya.sandsmark@uis.no

Course description PHD803

The course is offered through a Research School in Radical Interdisciplinarity (ITEM), Centre for Gender Studies

Course dates: Spring 2023 

Application deadline: TBA

Course coordinator: Associate Professor Ingvil Førland Hellstrand, Guest researcher Ellen Marie Jensen and Associate Professor Astrid Johanne Nyland

Registration will be open in August 2022.

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

External PhD candidates: Send application form to PhD coordinator: nadya.sandsmark@uis.no

Course description PHD804

The course is offered through a Research School in Radical Interdisciplinarity (ITEM), Centre for Gender Studies

Course dates: 17-19 November 2021 (3 days)

Application deadline: 1 October 2021

(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.

Course coordinator: Associate Professor Elisabeth Lund Engebretsen

Guest researchers: Prof. Ulrika Dahl, Centre for Gender, Research, Uppsala University, Sweden. Dr Ramona Dima, MSCA Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Gender Studies, UIS, Dr Adnan Hossain, Gender Studies and Critical Theory, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Dr Ruth Pearce, School of Education, University of Glasgow and Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Transgender Studies (CATS).

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.

Candidates admitted to the PhD Programmes at the University of Stavanger should apply through Studentweb

External PhD candidates: Send application form to PhD coordinator: nadya.sandsmark@uis.no

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 coordinators: 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

Please contact Professor Benn Folkvord for more information.

Course description PHD418

Course coordinator: Professor Benn Folkvord

Please contact Professor Benn Folkvord for more information.