Skip to main content
University of Gothenburg
Breadcrumb

Subject Matter Education with specialization

Subject Matter Education with specialization is a third-cycle subject focusing on the study of teaching and learning in relation to some specific content, generally associated with a particular school subject, university discipline or professional practice. Research in Subject Matter Education involves the study of the preconditions for, and relations between, teaching and learning. Examples of specializations are foreign language education, mathematics education, mother tongue (Swedish) education, science education, social studies education, technology education and sustainable development.

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

Specific entry requirements

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

A) Teaching qualification, of which courses corresponding to at least 60 credits, within relevant area of knowledge within subject matter education, and an independent project (degree project) comprising at least 15 credits awarded in the second cycle.

B) At least 90 credits, of which at least 30 credits awarded in the second-cycle, within a relevant area of knowledge within subject matter education, including an independent project (degree project) comprising at least 15 credits awarded in the second-cycle.

Eligible applicants include those who have acquired substantively 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

Become a Doctoral student with us!

Curious to do research in the subject of Subject Matter Education with specialization ? Two of our departments offers doctoral studies in Subject Matter Education with specialization. Visit the departments for more information and how to apply.