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Revisions of the PhD programme starting autumn 2018

The changes of the Faculty's required part of the educational component of the PhD programme will take effect from autumn 2018. The revisions will apply to new candidates admitted from autumn 2018.

The new required part of the educational component consists of the following courses:

  • a start up-seminar
  • two courses in philosophy of science (4 credits total)
  • a course in research ethics (2 credits)
  • two courses in researcher skills (4 credits total)

The Faculty's required part for new candidates admitted from autumn 2018:

Recommended trajectory for candidates with admission in autumn Recommended trajectory for candidates with admission in spring
Autumn semester - week 41 & 42 Spring semester - week 9 & 10
Start up (mandatory activity) Start up (mandatory activity)
SV9103 Research ethics (2 credits) SV9103 Research ethics (2 credits)
SV9104 Philosophy of science (2 credits) SV9105 Philosophy of science (2 credits)
SV9106 Researcher skills (2 credits) SV9107 Researcher skills (2 credits)
Spring semester - week 9 & 10 Autumn semester - week 41 & 42
SV9105 Philosophy of science (2 credits) SV9104 Philosophy of science (2 credits)
SV9107 Researcher skills (2 credits) SV9106 Researcher skills (2 credits)
In total 10 credits In total 10 credits

The Faculty's required part of the educational component was earlier composed of 6 credits. The new required part will consist of 10 credits. The study plans for the various study options encompass 30 credits in total, with the exception of Economics which encompasses 45 credits.

Since the required part increases from 6 credits to 10 credits, the study plans for the various study options will also change for candidates admitted from autumn 2018. The study plans will be updated as soon as possible with information about the new structure of the educational component.

Candidates admitted to the PhD programme prior to autumn 2018

Candidates who have not completed SV9101 Philosophy of science and SV9102 Research ethics

  • PhD Candidates that have not completed SV9101 Philosophy of science  and SV9102 Research ethics before autumn 2018 must take the two new courses in philosophy of science (SV9104 Philosophy of science 2 credits and SV9105 Philosophy of science 2 credits) and the new course in research ethics (SV9103 Research ethics 2 credits).
  • Please note that one of the new courses in philosophy of science will be taught in autumn and the other one in spring, so that PhD candidates will have to complete the courses over two semesters.

Candidates who have not completed SV9101 Philosophy of science

  • PhD Candidates that have not completed SV9101 Philosophy of science before autumn 2018 must take the two new courses in philosophy of science (SV9104 Philosophy of science 2 credits and SV9105 Philosophy of science 2 credits).
  • The new courses in philosophy of science will in total be regarded as equivalent to SV9101.
  • Please note that one of the new courses in philosophy of science will be taught in autumn and the other one in spring, so that PhD candidates will have to complete the courses over two semesters.

Candidates who have not completed SV9102 Research ethics

PhD Candidates that have not completed SV9102 Research ethics before autumn 2018 must take the new course in research ethics (SV9103 Research ethics 2 credits). The course is taught both in autumn and in spring.

Background for the revisions

Periodic programme evaluation (in Norwegian)

Minutes from the PhD council's meeting 23.11.2018 (in Norwegian)

Contact

If you have any questions regarding the revisions, please do not hesitate to contact the Faculty's PhD administrator, Mari Corell.

 

 

 

Published Jan. 30, 2018 6:11 PM - Last modified Feb. 1, 2018 9:45 AM