Doctoral studies in a nutshell
Doctoral studies comprise 240 higher education credits and lead to the Degree of Doctor in Social Work. The duration of doctoral studies is four years (full-time study).
The goal of doctoral studies is for the student to develop the knowledge and skills required to be able to independently conduct research in social work or perform other qualified professional work. As a doctoral student, you contribute to the development of knowledge in the subject area through the production of a scholarly thesis.
An additional goal of our doctoral studies is that students should acquire a sound knowledge of how to plan and implement research projects. During your studies, you develop your communication and teaching skills, preparing you to express yourself well both in speech and writing, within and outside of academia. Our courses are also intended to develop your international contacts through, for example, participation in international research conferences or by attending a higher education institution abroad where applicable.
For those who are considering applying for admission to our doctoral studies, it is important to bear in mind that your studies require a high degree of independence where you are responsible to a large extent for the planning and implementation of your studies.