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

General Social Science Theory
Course period: 5 September-7 October 2022
Apply by: 21 August 2022
7,5 credits

This course focuses on key questions and debates of social science theory, such as:
•    agency and structure;
•    constructions of social explanation;
•    scales of social relations, local to global;
•    ideational and material forces in social relations;
•    and theory and practice, knowledge and action.

Peace and Development Research
Course period: 9 October-16 December 2022
15 credits

The course focuses on Peace and Development Research as an academic field of research and discusses how we can understand this wide and cross-disciplinary field, its historical development, current relevance, and future directions.

Environmental Governance and Transitions to Sustainability
Course period: 10 October-13 November 2022
Apply by: 15 September 2022
7.5 credits

The course focuses on recent developments in research on environmental governance and raises critical questions on the potential of theories and methods on governance to address sustainability objectives e.g. related to climate and other environmental issues.

Political Ecology: Power, Conflict and Sustainability
Course period: 14 November-16 December 2022
7.5 credits

The course focuses on political ecology as a toolbox for analyzing power, conflict, and sustainability in relation to the environment. It introduces key concepts and recent theoretical developments in the field, including environmental anthropology, ecological economics, intersectionality, and tools for conflict transformation.