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Courses and career support

The research education in social sciences at UiO is an education of high international quality, which qualifies candidates for a further academic career or for other professions with high demands on competence and skills.

Planning your career starts when you start your PhD education. We offer career support through workshops, tutorials, meeting places and online resources as an optional part of the PhD program.

Optional research courses and seminars

Research courses in social sciences at the University of Oslo

PhD Courses in the social sciences in Norway

Oslo Summer School in Social Sciences for PhD candidates

Academic writing for PhD

This two-day online workshop will take participants systematically through some of the main challenges of academic writing and publishing: audience, core argument and structure, as well as cultivating good writing habits.

Too many demands at the same time?

This is a 2 hour digital course held by the Occupational Health Service Unit.The aim of the course is to build awareness about stress-related complaints, health implications and how to improve the situation.

Take Charge of Your Career

This 2 half-day online workshop is for you if you want to be proactive about your job prospects and are looking for practical ways to structure your progress and succeed in your preferred career - in academia or beyond.

Individual career counseling for PhD candidates

A career counselor can

  •  provide you with tools and knowhow on how to identify your values, skills and/or motivation

  • help explore your career opportunities that align with your values, skills and motivation
  • start an individual career development plan
  • learn methods for carrying out strategic career choices

The offer is valid in the period 30 April - 16 July 2021.
The career counseling is offered in Norwegian or English by the Career Services at UiO.


Time spent thinking about your values, strengths and areas for development is time well spent. Taking a strategic approach can give you choice and a competitive edge. You can map your professional development using the Vitae Researcher Development Framework (RDF). 

Our aim is to enable beginning researchers to easily access information on searching and reviewing scholarly literature, on academic writing, and on sharing and publishing reports and data. The project is a collaboration between five Norwegian university libraries.