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Programme structure

The educational component of the Political Science programme option amounts to 30 credits.

Candidates who started the PhD programme prior to the Autumn semester 2015 should follow the old programme structure. Candidates who started the programme prior to the Autumn semester 2018 should follow this programme structure.

Programme elements

  • The required Faculty courses - introduction to the PhD programme, philosophy of social science, research ethics and researcher skills, 10 credits
  • Elective courses in research methods and theory, 10 + 10 credits
  • Design Seminar
  • Midway Assessment
  • Trial Public Defense

Recommended course of study

3. år Elective methods courses Elective theory courses Trial public defense
2. år Midway assessment
1. år Design seminar The required Faculty courses

 

Obligatory seminars

The seminars are obligatory for all PhD candidates

  • Design Seminar
  • Midway Assessment
  • Trial Public Defense

The required Faculty courses - introduction seminar, philosophy of social science, research ethics and researcher skills

Scope: 10 credits

All PhD candidates must attend an introduction seminar and pass mandatory courses in philosophy of science, research ethics and researcher skills, read more about the required Faculty courses here.

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.

PhD seminar

This seminar is aimed at the PhD candidates at the Department of Political Science.

By following the seminar, you will acquire knowledge and practical skills that will be useful in your PhD work process. Read more about the seminar here.

Published June 14, 2018 8:53 PM - Last modified June 14, 2018 9:07 PM