Skip to main content
University of Gothenburg
Breadcrumb

Pedagogical work

Pedagogical work is a third-cycle subject focussing on different perspectives and aspects of work within educational institutions in society. Within pedagogical work, the purpose is to create new and applicable knowledge through practice-centred research dealing with different aspects of upbringing, education, learning, teaching and other processes related to the teaching profession.

Specific entry requirements

One of the following alternatives is required for specific entry requirements:

A) Second-cycle teaching qualification, or alternatively teaching qualification and independent project (degree project) comprising at least 15 higher education credits awarded in the second-cycle.

B) At least 90 higher education credits with specialisation in pedagogical vocational activities or specialisation in child and youth activities, or equivalent, of which 30 higher education credits awarded in the second-cycle, including an independent project (degree project) comprising at least 15 higher education credits.

Eligible applicants include those who have acquired substantively equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Entry requirements

The requirements for admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes are that the applicant meets the general and specific entry requirements and is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the course or study programme.

General entry requirements

A person meets the general entry requirements if he or she has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle. Eligible applicants include those who have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

General syllabus

The general syllabus regulates third-cycle studies in the subject in question. The following sections are included in the syllabus:

  • Title of qualification and teaching and research duties
  • Aims of the study programme
  • Entry requirements
  • Admission, selection and assessment criteria
  • Programme disposition and content
  • Supervision
  • Individual study plan
  • Transitional provisions