Doctoral studies in Philosophy at the University of Oslo
Philosophy at the University of Oslo is a thriving subject with about 40 permanently employed teachers and researches that cover most of the areas and topics standardly taught in philosophy today.
In addition the department has resources in several less common areas not usually found in the average philosophy department, e.g. late ancient and patristic philosophy, and environmental philosophy.
There are certain strongholds within the philosophy faculty with two or more members working within the same subfield, in some cases more than one internationally renowned scholars. See in particular the following fields:
- Aesthetics (C. Fricke, S. Mathisen, A. Pedersen)
- Ancient philosophy (E. K. Emilsson, P. Dimas, Ø. Rabbås, T. Tollefsen)
- Ethics (C. Fricke, A.J.Vetlesen, J. Saugstad, K.E. Johansen)
- Kantian studies (C. Fricke, C. Serck-Hanssen, J. Saugstad)
- Philosophy of mind, language and action (O. Gjelsvik, B.T.Ramberg, C. Hansen)
Doctoral studies in philosophy at the University of Oslo are incorporated into the doctoral program at the Faculty of Arts as one of seven lines of doctoral studies in the Faculty.
- For admission to the program visit the faculty webpages
Philosophy as a line of studies within the ph.d. programme is located at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, the history of Art and Ideas , also known as IFIKK.
The main language of the University of Oslo is Norwegian. However, the majority of doctoral students (and an increasing number of MA-students) now choose to write their theses in English. The courses and seminars for doctoral students, often given in collaboration with visiting teachers, are commonly given in English and always if there are participating students who don’t master Norwegian.
In addition to submitting a dissertation, the doctoral students are required to earn at least 30 “study points” by participating in doctoral courses and presenting their own work in seminars. This part amounts to approximately one semester’s work.
In close collaboration with the Philosophy Line of doctoral studies, the recently founded centre of excellence, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, runs a Graduate School (all those admitted to this program are automatically in the PhD program at the Faculty of Arts).
The Philosophy Line of doctoral studies has recently entered into collaboration with the philosophy department of the University of St. Andrews for a double badge degree in philosophy. Queries about this should be sent to Prof. Carsten Hansen (email@example.com) or Prof. H. Cappelen ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).