University of Gothenburg


The School of Global Studies offers a number of doctoral courses that are open for PhD students from other departments and universities.

Upcoming courses

Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Field Research

Course period: 12 February -15 March 2024
7,5 credits
Apply by: 22 January 2024

The course addresses ethical and methodological challenges encountered by researchers doing fieldwork in various contexts in both the global South and the global North. It reflects on a range of problems a researcher encounters through the research process – from planning to data collection/production, analysis and dissemination of results.

Climate Change and Migration: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Course period: 29 April to 31 May 2024
7.5 credits
Apply by 18 March 2024

This course addresses the complex relationship between migration and climate change and provides interdisciplinary analytical tools for understanding the multicausality of migration. Being based in the social sciences, it will also involve climate science perspectives. The course discusses various methodological approaches, both qualitative and quantitative, to study the complexities of social, political, and ecological drivers behind migration, their interactions and variations across regions and scales of governance.