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Courses and seminars - PhD

PhD Candidates must complete an educational component equivalent to six months’ work, or 30 credits. The educational component is made up of compulsory activities and elective courses/seminars.

As a PhD Candidate you can participate in education offered at all departments and also make use of external education.

Compulsory introduction courses

  • Introductory seminar
  • Philosophy of science
  • Research ethics

Elective courses

Different units offer practical elective courses or so-called generic courses adapted to the PhD candidates’ needs.

Dissemination courses (Faculty of Humanities)

The Faculty of Humanities holds dissemination courses for PhD candidates. Course content and dates vary. The courses are announced in the events calendar and via e-mail.

Writing courses (Faculty of Humanities)

The Faculty of Humanities holds writing courses for PhD candidates. Course content and dates vary. The courses are announced in the events calendar and via e-mail.

Reference tools - EndNote (University of Oslo Library)

Course overview

Qualitative methods (University Centre for Information Technology)

Course overview

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Research Schools

The Faculty of Humanities is involved in several national and Nordic research schools for PhD students. The research schools offers courses and an available network for PhD students and researchers with similar research interests.

PhD students can join and participate in courses/seminars organized by the research schools. The Faculty is involved in the following research schools:

National research schools

Authorative Texts and Their Reception (ATTR)

Text, Image, Sound, Space (TBLR)

Norwegian Graduate Research School in Linguistics and Philology (LINGPHIL)

The Research School on Peace and Conflict

Nordic research schools

Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology: Dialogues with the Past (DIALPAST)

Research and Education initiatives

The Faculty of Humanities promotes five research and education initiatives, several of them offering relevant events and PhD courses.

HEI: Heritage Experience Initiative

Literature, Cognition and Emotions (LCE)

Oslo School of Environmental Humanities (OSEH)

Screen Cultures

Centre for Philosophy and the Sciences (CPS)

Nordic Capital Co-operation

The Nordic Capital Co-operation on PhD Education involves the faculties of humanities from the capitals of four of the Nordic countries and makes it possible for PhD students to take PhD courses at the other universities.

  • Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities
  • The University of Oslo, Faculty of Humanities 
  • The University of Helsinki, Faculty of Arts 
  • The University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities