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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

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.

Introduction to NVivo

This is a two hour course which will provide an introduction to NVivo as a tool in qualitative analysis and project management. Therese will be separate courses in Norwegian and English. Both courses will be held in Zoom.

How to register your projects with the NSD

This is a two hour course which go through how you register your projects with the NSD

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.