University of Gothenburg

Courses at the PhD programme

The third-level programme covers a part of the course worth 75 credits, of which 37.5 credits are compulsory method courses. On this page, you can see all the courses provided by the Department of Psychology.

The PhD and the Licentiate programme also require 5 credits in higher education pedagogics.

As a doctoral student at the Faculty of Social Sciences, you can select some of the faculty's joint doctoral student courses. When available, you can also attend courses arranged by other departments. You find all courses at the University of Gothenburg in the course database.

You decide together with your supervisor which courses you are to attend. If you have attended any previous courses for which credit transfers are required, this must be stated in the individual study plan. You apply to the courses in the course database. 

Courses in English at the Department of Psychology

For any question about registration, availability or upcoming courses, please contact the Postgraduate studies officer Ann Backlund, +46 (0)31-786 1637, e-mail:

For questions about the content of a course, please see contact persons by following the course links.

Mandatory courses

  • General Research Methodology: Design, Analysis, and Report 15 credits
  • Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 1: Basic Course,  (HPE101)
    The course is offered every autumn and spring. Contact: The PIL-university unit

  • Not mandatory course

  • Scientific communication in practice, 5.0 credits
    Teaching will take place throughout the programme by the PhD student’s participation in different activities.