Why choose Sociology
Norway's leading Sociology community
Sociology at UiO was rated in a number of evaluations as Norway's leading Sociology community. Our PhD fellows, postdoctoral fellows, and professors publish frequently in international journals and collaborate extensively with national and international academic communities.
The department has a broad thematic and methodological profile, and has at any one time a number of externally funded projects. Among the department's focus areas are social inequality, migration and multicultural societies, family, working life, welfare state, education, globalization and marginalization.
About the programme
The PhD programme in Sociology has about 40 PhD fellows, of which more than half work at research institutions external to the university. The PhD programmes in Sociology and in Human Geography collaborate on giving PhD fellows good supervision and organize various seminars where fellows receive expert advice on their work on the doctoral degree. The department offers methodology and theory courses at doctoral level, and we otherwise encourage PhD fellows to attend international doctoral courses, which the head of the PhD programme approves upon application.
Our PhD fellows conduct advanced research, participate in international conferences and are supervised by some of Norway's foremost researchers in their fields. At doctoral defences we regularly fill the assessment committees with leading international academics.