Doctoral Programme in Educational Work

As a doctoral student, your work will contribute to the development of knowledge about professional educational practice at all levels of education, from preschool to higher education. Central objects of knowledge are teaching, learning, care and the promotion of development.

Doctoral studies in the subject Educational Work educate researchers who can build on their knowledge about professional pedagogical practices and the pre-existing requirements of these. These researchers must also be able to contribute to the formation of knowledge in terms of method and theory for practice-related studies in Educational Work. The professional pedagogical practices referred to include institutional education from the levels of preschool to higher education.

The programme is offered by the School of Teacher Education in cooperation with other schools at the University that work within the field of teacher education.

Research - 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.

Doctoral Courses

4,5 Credits, Third Cycle
The course has no instances planned right now.
Spring 2024 (week 14), 50%
Normal (Campus), Falun, in English
Spring 2024 (week 14), 50%
Normal (Campus), Falun, in English
Semester:
Spring 2024
Start week:
Start: week beginning 1 Apr 2024
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Falun
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Normal (Campus)
Language:
English
Application Code:
VTPA3HUS
Entry Qualifications:
  • (Applicants must meet the) General entry requirements for postgraduate studies or Equivalent
The course has no instances planned right now.
7,5 Credits, Third Cycle
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
Spring 2024 (week 3), 25%
Normal (Campus), Falun, in Swedish
Spring 2024 (week 3), 25%
Normal (Campus), Falun, in Swedish
Semester:
Spring 2024
Start week:
Start: week beginning 15 Jan 2024
Study Rate:
25%
Location:
Falun
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Normal (Campus)
Language:
Swedish
Application Code:
VTPA3HUR
Entry Qualifications:
  • (Applicants must meet the) General entry requirements for postgraduate studies or Equivalent
The course has no instances planned right now.
10 Credits, Third Cycle
The course has no instances planned right now.
7,5 Credits, Third Cycle
Spring 2024 (week 3), 50%
Distance, Flexible (Falun), in English
Spring 2024 (week 3), 50%
Distance, Flexible (Falun), in English
Semester:
Spring 2024
Start week:
Start: week beginning 15 Jan 2024
Study Rate:
50%
Location:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Day
Teaching form:
Distance
Language:
English
Application Code:
VTPA3D5U
Entry Qualifications:
  • General entry requirements for postgraduate studies.
Online Education
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, make use of a word-processing programme (e.g. Word).

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) with broadband connection, at least 0.5 Mbit/s both directions.

Means of Education:

Various communication, e.g. e-mail, and use of basic functions in our learning platform (Learn), such as finding information and being able to submit files.

The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.
The course has no instances planned right now.

 

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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Senior Lecturer English
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Doctoral Students and Supervisors

Admitted Doctoral Students and Supervisors, can receive support and guidance in the doctoral education on this page. The study plans are also available here.

Guidance in the Doctoral Programme in Educational Work (in Swedish)

Programme Room in Learn

In Learn, you can access the information you need to proceed with your doctoral studies. Here you can also access The PhD-courses syllabi.

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