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Doctoral Studies

The Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies offers postgraduate programmes in education, pedagogical work and subject matter education.

About doctoral studies at the department

An important part of the departments work is teacher education, research and developmental work that concerns school and teacher education. School-related work is often conducted in collaboration with, for example, the National Agency for Education (Skolverket), municipalities and individual schools.

The study programme

The study programme for a doctoral degree comprises 240 credits (equivalent to 48 months of full-time studies) and includes a course component of 85 credits and a thesis component of 155 credits. A licentiate degree comprises 120 credits and includes a course component of 50 credits and a thesis component of 70 credits.

Subjects

The Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies offers postgraduate programmes in education, pedagogical work and subject matter education.

Research programmes at the department

The Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies host three research programmes; Didactic classroom studies, Critical education research and Phenomenography, Variation Theory and Learning Study.