PhD courses in Social Sciences offered at the University of Stavanger

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. Read more 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).

Course description PHD101
Course dates: TBA
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 2024
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: 12 -16 February 2024
Application deadline: 12 January 2024
Course coordinator: Professor Anders Vassenden
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 2024
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: 10 - 14 June 2024
Application deadline: 10 May 2024
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: TBA
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: February 2025 (5 days)
Application deadline: TBA
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: Lessons are not given in the academic year 2022/2023
Application deadline: TBA
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: 9 -13 September 2024
Application deadline: 09 August 2024
This 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 2024
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

Course description PHD301
The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (SWEL), Department of Social Studies
Course date: TBA
Application deadline: TBA
Course Coordinators: Professor Siv Oltedal, Associate Professor Cecilie Revheim
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 PHD302

The course is offered through a Research School in Social Work and Welfare (SWEL), Department of Social Studies
This course is organized in collaboration between University of Stavanger and NTNU.
Lessons for the academic year 2022/2023 will take place on campus at NTNU in Trondheim.
Course Coordinator: Professor Mikhail Gradovski
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: 18 - 21 Mars 2024 (4 days)
Application deadline: 01 March 2024
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 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: The next course will be held in 2025
Application deadline: TBA
Course coordinators: Associate Professor Erik Daniel Fredh, Associate Professor Dawn Elise Mooney
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: The next course will be held in 2025
Application deadline: TBA
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
Course coordinator: Professor Gro Ellen Mathisen
Self-study over individually defined syllabus. There are no ordinary lectures in this course; each student will receive independent supervision from their supervisor, but you must contact the course coordinator for more information.
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 for PHD603 Design Thinking for Transdisciplinary Research
Course dates: 22 -26 January 2024 (5 days)
Application deadline: 14 Desember 2023
We are planning for an in-person class on Campus.
Course coordinator: Professor Rune Todnem By
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