PhD in Educational Sciences and Humanities

The PhD programme in Educational Sciences and Humanities encompasses two research disciplines that overlap in some areas, but which also each have their own distinctive characteristics.

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Admission requirements

Master's degree

Duration

Three years

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Overview of start-ups and milstones in the PhD programme

Educational sciences has a particular focus on research into childhood and adolescence, learning, teaching, general education and formal education from kindergarten through to higher education, and encompasses disciplines such as pedagogy, didactics, special education, sociology, psychology and history.

The humanities focuses on research into expressions of the human mind and human society and culture in the broadest sense, both past and present, and includes disciplines such as history, religious studies, literature and languages.

The PhD programme thus allows for both in-depth, specialised research within one of these areas and interdisciplinary investigations that traverse traditional boundaries.

Admission requirements

The general conditions for admission are set out in section 2-1 of the University of Stavanger’s PhD Regulations.

In addition, the following requirements apply to admission to the PhD programme in educational sciences and humanities:

  • An average weighted grade of B or higher from the (last) two years of the master’s degree
  • A grade of B or higher on the master’s thesis

In addition to the formal qualifications, importance will be attached to the quality of the proposed PhD project and relevant academic work.

Applicants who do not meet these formal criteria may exceptionally be admitted on special assessment. Importance will be attached to the academic supervisor’s documented ability to ensure the PhD candidates finish their PhD work.  It must be specified how the department/center intends to follow up the PhD candidate and ensure completion.

Read more about admission to PhD programmes at the University of Stavanger.

Courses spring 2023

Below you will find an overview of relevant PhD-courses planned for the spring term 2023.

If you are already a PhD candidate at UiS you can either register in Studentweb or use the application form below in order to apply for these courses.

All external candidates must use the application form and send their paperwork to: anne.k.ekroll@uis.no

Read more about DUH102 Philosophy of Science

Dates: 30.01.23-03.02.23

Application deadline: January 16th

Course coordinator: Ståle Gundersen

Read more about DUH165 Applied Statistics

Dates: 17.04.23-21.04.23

Application deadline: April 3rd

Course coordinator: Ulrich Dettweiler

Read more about DUH270 Hermeneutics

Dates: 04.05-05.05 +12.05

Application deadline: April 20th

Course coordinator: Tyson Retz

Read more about DUH158 Policy implementation as a strategy to improve and schools and early child care

Dates: 28.03-29.03 +09.05-10.05

Application deadline: March 14th

Course coordinator: Maria Therese Jensen

Read more about DUH200 Introduction to Meta-Analysis
Date: 08.05-10.05

Application deadline: April 24th

Course coordinator: Serap Keles

Read more about DUH200 Introduction to Meta-Analysis
Date: Week 8-21 (Wednesday)

Application deadline: February 6th

Course coordinator: Kenan Dikilitas

Read more about DUH220 Research Project Development from Idea to Funding
Date: 02.may, 09.may,16.may, 23.may, 20.june

Application deadline: April 18th

Course coordinator: Dolly Jørgensen

Read more about DUH120 Introduksjonsemne for ph.d.-kandidater (Norwegian)
Date: TBA

No application deadline
Contact: Ulrich Dettweiler og Jeanette Rollheim

Read more about DUH125 Avslutningsseminar (Norwegian)
Date:

No application deadline
Contact: Ulrich Dettweiler og Jeanette Rollheim

Courses autumn 2023

Below you will find an overview of relevant PhD-courses planned for the autumn term 2023.

If you are already a PhD candidate at UiS you can either register in Studentweb or use the application form below in order to apply for these courses.

All external candidates must use the application form and send their paperwork to anne.k.ekroll@uis.no

Check here for a full list of PhD-courses at the University of Stavanger.

Read more about DUH240 Qualitative research
Dates:
Application deadline: Contact: Kenan Dikilitas

Read more about DUH225 Research Design
Dates:
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Course coordinator: Arne Olav Nygard

Read more about DUH157 Contemporary perspectives on Diversity
Dates:
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Contact: Geir Skeie and Hildegunn Fandrem

Read more about DUH221 Educational Sciences
Dates:
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Contact: Ketil Knutsen

Read more about DUH100 Systematic Review
Dates:
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Contact: Serap Keles

Read more about DUH205 Research ethics
Dates:
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Course coordinator: Ulrich Dettweiler

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Dates:
Application deadline:

Course coordinator: Sigrun Ertesvåg

Read more about DUH120 Introduksjonsemne for ph.d.-kandidater (Norwegian)
Date:
Contact: Ulrich Dettweiler og Jeanette Rollheim

Read more about DUH125 Avslutningsseminar (Norwegian)
Date:
Contact: Ulrich Dettweiler og Jeanette Rollheim

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