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PhD Programme in Social Science

Facts

Duration:3 Years
Credits (ECTS):180
Qualification:Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) in Social Science
Admission requirements:Completed master degree
Application deadline:Contionously
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Programme description

The PhD programme in natural sciense is 180 ECTS and consists of an instruction component (30 ECTS) and a research project that shall result in a thesis (150 ECTS)

The research project constitutes the main part of the study and is conducted under supervision of two or more supervisors. Often the PhD project is part of a larger research project and you will gain support from other research colleagues as well.

The instruction component consists of courses and the composition is individually adjusted. It is manadatory with a course in philosophy of science and ethics, and we recommend that you take SVF-8600 Philosophy of Science and Ethics (6 ECTS) to meet this requirement.

At the end of the study the candidate shal give a trial lecture on an assigned topic and defend the thesis in a public defence.

PhD students employed at the university have 25% duty work in addition. The duty work is mainly teaching, but it can be other tasks as outreach, recruitment and administrative work.


Learning outcomes

Candidates who have completed the PhD programme in social science at BFE-fak shall have the following learning outcome defined in knowledge, skills and general competence:

Knowledge – the candidate

Skills – the candidate

General competence - the candidate


Teaching and assessment

The PhD work is carried out under the supervision and shall result in a thesis.

Forms of instruction in the PhD courses varies between diciplines, but the most common are lectures, seminars, and teamwork, but some courses also include laboratory work, cruices and field work.

About halfway into the study, a mid-term evaluation shall take place.

The instruction component needs to be completed and approved before the thesis can be submitted for evaluation. If the thesis is found worthy of a public denfence, the candidate shall give a trial lecture on an assigned topic. When the candidate has given the trial lecture and got it approved, he / she is going to defend the thesis in a public defence.


Language of instruction

For PhD courses, the instruction and exam language is in English, but it can also be in Norwegian.

The PhD thesis is written in English or Norwegian and the disputation wil be conducted in the same language as in the PhD thesis.

The trial lecture will be conducted in English or Norwegian or another Scandinavian language.


Job prospectives

A doctoral degree from the BFE faculty qualifies for high positions in business life, management, higher education and research