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Courses

The first two years of your doctoral studies comprises a number of mandatory and elective courses on third cycle level.

Upcoming courses

The School of Global Studies offers a number of PhD courses which are open also for PhD students from other departments and universities. The following courses are scheduled to run during 2021.

Research design in qualitative inquiry

Course period: 1-31 March 2021
7.5 credits

In this course, you will critically assess and discuss research design approaches in qualitative research, and you will also develop the research design for your dissertation project.

Ethical and methodological challenges in field research

Course period: 6 April-7 May 2021
7.5 credits

The course address ethical and methodological challenges you encounter doing fieldwork in various contexts and invites you to reflect on your own planned research.

Doctoral courses in Environmental Social Science

Year 1

7.5 credits

General Social Science Theory 

 

7.5 credits

Environmental Governance and Transitions to Sustainability 

 

7.5 credits

Political Ecology: Power, Conflict and Sustainability 

 

7.5 credits

Ethical and Methodological Challenges 

 

5 credits

Pedagogical course 1  

Year 1-4

7.5 credits

Applied Theorizing (elective)

 

7.5 credits

 Research Design in Qualitative Inquiry (elective)

 

5 credits

Pedagogical course 2 (elective)

 

2.5 credits

Pedagogy course: Teach your research (elective)

 

2.5 or 7.5 credits

Individual reading course

 

Doctoral courses in Peace and Development Research

Year 1

7.5 credits

General Social Science Theory 

 

15 credits

Peace and Development Research 

 

7.5 credits

Applied Theorizing 

 

7.5 credits

Research Design in Qualitative Inquiry 

 

7.5 credits

Ethical and Methodological Challenges in Field Research 

Year 1-4

5 credits

Pedagogical course 1

 

2.5 credits

Pedagogy course: Teach your research (elective)

 

7.5 credits

Optional courses

 

Doctoral courses in Social Anthropology

Year 1

7.5 credits

Contemporary Anthropological Theory 

 

5 credits

Anthropological Engagement 

 

7.5 credits

Thematic Specialization (optional)

 

7.5 credits

Individual Specialization (optional)

 

7.5 credits

Ethnographic methods 

 

5 credits

Project Design 

Year 2

7.5 credits

Dissertation design and ethnographic analysis 

 

7.5 credits

Ethnographic writing 

 

Contact the programme coordinator for course information

Environmental Social Sciences
Annica Kronsell

Peace and Development Research
Johan Karlsson Schaffer

Social Anthropology
Lisa Åkesson