The educational component of the Political Science programme option amounts to 30 credits
- Doctoral seminar, 3 credits
- Courses in The Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences and Research Ethics, 6 credits
- Conference participation, 1 credits
- Elective courses in research methods and theory, 10 + 10 credits
- Midway assessment
Recommended course of study
|3rd year||Elective courses in research methods, 10 credits||Elective courses in theory, 10 credits||STV9100B Seminar on the thesis' introductory section, 1 credits|
|2nd year||Conference participation, 1 credits||Midway assessment|
|1st year||STV9100A Seminar on thesis proposal, 1 credits||STV9100C Introductory course on the role of the researcher, 1 credits||SV9101/SV9102 Courses in the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences and Research Ethics, 6 credits|
Scope: 3 credits
The doctoral seminar consists of three components: seminar on the thesis proposal, introductory course on the role of the researcher, and a seminar on the thesis' introductory section. All three components must be completed for the seminar to be passed (applies to candidates with admission starting fall 2013).
Course in the Philosophy and Methodology of the Social Sciences
Scope: 6 credits
All PhD candidates must complete the Faculty of Social Science's courses in:
Elective courses in research methods
Scope: 10 credits
All candidates must complete PhD courses equivalent to at least 10 credits in Research Methods for the Social Sciences. Any course taken at an external institution (outside of the University of Oslo) must be pre-approved.
Elective courses in theory
Scope: 10 credits
At least 10 credits should consist of courses on topics specific to Political Science, or on topics that are particularly relevant to the thesis. All courses taken externally must be pre-approved.
Scope: 1 credits
Over the course of the programme duration, each candidate must present academic work related to the thesis at a national or international conference. The candidates are particularly encouraged to attend the annual national Political Science Conference. Confirmation of conference attendance must be submitted to the Department for approval.
All PhD candidates must complete a midway assessment half-way in the programme. In the midway assessment the candidate will present the status quo on the work on the thesis.