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

Making foreign aid work: Managing tensions between top-down and bottom-up approaches
Course period: 28 March 2023 - 26 May 2023
5 credits
Apply by 22 February 2023

The goal of the course is to build knowledge about the essential and longstanding question why and when development cooperation is successful, and for whom. The course zooms in on donor-recipient relations and the tensions between top-down and bottom-up approaches in the management, delivery and implementation of foreign aid.

Research Design in Qualitative Inquiry
Course period: 27 February 2023 - 31 March 2023
7.5 credits
Apply by 27 January 2023

In this course, PhD students critically assess and discuss research design approaches in qualitative research, and also develop the research design for their own dissertation project.

Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Field Research
Course period: 3 April -12 May 2023
7.5 credits
Apply by 24 February 2023

The course addresses ethical and methodological challenges encountered by researchers doing fieldwork in various contexts. It reflects on a range of problems a researcher encounters through the research process, and also invites PhD students to reflect on their own planned research.