Doctoral studies in the field of Pedagogical Work focus on the development of knowledge and understanding of professional pedagogical practices. Researchers shall be able to contribute to the development of methods and theories applicable for placement-related studies within the field. The professional pedagogical practices here refer to institutional education, from preschool to university. Central to the studies are teaching, learning, care and discipline.

Doctoral studies in Pedagogical Work come under the University's research profile Education and Learning.

Study Plan for Doctoral Studies

In the general study plan for doctoral studies in Pedagogical Work, you can find the objectives, organisation, and structure of the programme. You will also learn how the application process works, and how supervision and summative assessment are organised.

Based on the general study plan, the doctoral student, together with the supervisor, draws up an individual study plan that will culminate in a licentiate or doctoral degree. The individual study plan defines the work of the doctoral student and also serves to check the progress of the doctoral student. 

Doctoral Courses

A doctoral degree comprises a course component of 75 credits, of which the following 45 credits are for compulsory courses:

  • Introduction to Research in Educational Work, 7.5 Credits
  • General Principles of Academic Work: Introductory Course, 7.5 Credits
  • Scientific Methods, 7.5 Credits
  • Intellectual challenges – designing and communicating a research project, 3 Credits
  • Research and Educational Practice – Theoretical Perspectives, 7,5 Credits
  • Research and Educational Practice – Communication, Knowledge and Collaboration, 7,5 Credits
  • Academic Writing and Speaking in English, 4.5 Credits

The licentiate degree comprises a course component of 45 credits, of which the following 37.5 credits are for compulsory courses:

  • Introduction to Research in Educational Work, 7.5 Credits
  • General Principles of Academic Work: Introductory Course, 7.5 Credits
  • Scientific Methods, 7.5 Credits
  • Research and Educational Practice – Theoretical Perspectives, 7,5 Credits
  • Research and Educational Practice – Communication, Knowledge and Collaboration, 7,5 Credits

Visit Courses at the Doctoral Level (webpage) for information on what courses we offer and how to apply.

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