Doctoral Studies: Educational Work

As a doctoral student, you will contribute to the development of knowledge of professional practices in response to current challenges within education at all levels, from preschool to university. Central objects of study are teaching, instruction, learning, caring and fostering.

The Ph.D. programme in Educational Work educates researchers who can develop new knowledge of professional educational practices and their context. These researchers will also contribute to the development of methods and theories applicable to the study of educational work. Professional educational practices studied include institutional and publicly funded education from early childhood to higher education. Central objects of research are thus teaching/instruction, learning, care and fostering.

The Doctoral Programme in Educational Work is offered by both the School of Teacher Education and the other schools at the University that work with Teacher Education.

Research within the School of Teacher Education

Admission

Admission to the programme is open only in connection to advertised doctoral student positions, normally once every other year. These positions are posted on Vacant Positions at Dalarna University.

Vacant positions at Dalarna University

Besides a professional teacher’s degree and a master’s degree (or the equivalent), you also need a minimum of two years’ teaching experience. Another entrance requirement is good knowledge in both Swedish and English.

Study Plan for Doctoral Studies

In the general study plan for doctoral studies in Educational 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

All Doctoral Courses at Dalarna University

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