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 is an integral part of the research profile Education and Learning which hosts some 60 researchers working with educational research, teacher education, and various cooperative community projects. As part of this research profile you will contribute to the development of methods and theories applicable for practice-related studies within the field. The professional educational practices here refer to institutional education, from preschool to university. Central objects of study are therefore teaching/instruction, learning, care and fostering.

Doctoral studies in Educational Work fall under the University's research profile Education and Learning.

Research profile Education and Learning

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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Contact

Gunn Nyberg
Director of Doctoral Studies

Märet Brunnstedt
Doctoral studies coordinator

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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