PROFRES PhD course: Professions and professional relations

PROFRES, in cooperation with the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Agder, is hosting a PhD course on: Professions and professional relations (5 ECTS).

Campus UiA Campus UiA

Kristiansand, October 17th  -18th 2017.


The subject’s thematic focal point will be changes and characteristics of the development within the field of professions. In light of societal changes the course aims to investigate and discuss possible implications and challenges for professional work and relations. The focus is on historical and contextual factors which affect professional understanding and practice. Also, ethical issues will be emphasized.

In order to shed light on changes and compare across individual professions, the course will have a broad, research-based approach and include professional-sociological perspectives, philosophical analyses and phenomenological studies of people and relations.


Course description and Programme (both in Norwegian)


Registration deadline: 20 August 2017


Students admitted to PROFRES or to PhD-programs at PROFRES’ partner institutions will have priority.

The course is taught in Norwegian unless some of the participants do not understand a Scandinavian language. In this case, English will be the teaching language.