The PhD programme in sociology is an educational programme scheduled to take three years of full- time study, leading to the PhD degree in sociology. The PhD-programme is made up of a training component equivalent to at least 30 ECTS credits (one semester of full- time study) and a dissertation. The dissertation is an independent piece of scientific work meeting international standards within the subject area. After approval the dissertation is then defended at a public disputation.
The training component includes the theory of science, ethics and research methods, together with courses providing a deeper understanding in topics relevant to the dissertation. The training programme is provided in full at University of Nordland, but students can also choose to follow courses approved by University of Nordland as part of the study plan offered by other institutions or universities in Norway or abroad.
Why take a PhD-degree?
A doctoral degree qualifies candidates for research activity and for other work in society for which a high level of scientific insight and competence is required.