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Doctoral degree: PhD in the Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities is the largest humanities faculty in Norway. Here you can work with some of Europe’s best researchers within the field of humanities and participate in exciting research projects.

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About the PhD programme 

  • 3 years full-time studies and research
  • Presupposes funding and admission
  • 30 credits coursework
  • A thesis, trial lecture and public defence
  • The Faculty has around 180 PhD Candidates and approximately 120 are employed as Doctoral Research Fellows.

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PhD candidates employed at HF

Information about topics such as salary, leaves of absence and extensions. 

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Another route to a doctoral degree, without formal supervision.

Extension of appointment for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Doctoral Research Fellows and Postdocs who are significantly delayed in their work due to the corona pandemic can apply for an extension.

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