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Doctoral degree: PhD in Social Science

  • The Faculty of Social Sciences is the largest and broadest research community for social sciences in Norway
  • Come work with some of Europe's best researchers in the social sciences and participate in exciting research projects
  • Qualify for academic careers or advanced executive work in business, government or education

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For All PhD candidates

For PhD candidates employed at UiO

If you are employed as a research fellow at the University of Oslo you will find information about topics such as salary, leaves of absence and extensions at the For employees pages (in Norwegian only)

For PhD candidates with external funding

Research Schools

About the PhD programme

  • 3 years full-time studies and research
  • A thesis and 30-45 credits worth educational component
  • A thesis, trial lecture and public defence
  • 50-60 candidates annually admitted to the program

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