UiO's researcher education programme for social sciences is the largest in Norway. There are approximately 250 active PhD candidates at the Faculty of Social Sciences, of which approximately 100 are research fellows with the Faculty.
There is no need to apply for admission to the PhD programme if you are a research fellow at the faculty. If your place of work is external to the faculty you will be required to apply for admission.
Information on programmes and plans of study, supervision, courses and seminars, reporting and who to contact.
Information on submission of your thesis, assessment, disputation, trial lecture and conferral of doctoral degrees.
The 7 study plans
As a PhD candidate you are enrolled on the faculty's PhD. programme, and additionally to one of the seven departmental study plans. Most of the actual researcher education takes place within the latter. You can read more about the researcher education in the individual study plans (in Norwegian).