If you have been accepted for Doctoral studies, you have the right to supervision during the time that is considered necessary for the required education of 240 credits unless the Faculty of Humanities decides otherwise on the basis of HF Ch. 6 Para. 37.

A main supervisor and a deputy supervisor are appointed for each Doctoral student at the beginning of the course of studies.

Choosing a supervisor

The main supervisor is appointed by the Department Board on the proposal of the Supervisors’ Council at the Department. The deputy supervisor is appointed by the Supervisors’ Council.

Changing supervisors

A Doctoral student who requests a change of supervisor shall be granted a change. A request for change shall be made to the Department Board.

Supervisory meetings

The supervisor and the Doctoral student shall discuss the overall planning of the course of studies and every year draw up a detailed program of the coming year’s studies.

The supervisor shall ensure that the studies are organised so that they can be completed within the stated normal time.

Regular and continual contacts (meetings, email, telephone) between the supervisor and the Doctoral student shall take place from the very start of the course of studies.

At the meetings both the student and the supervisor shall be well prepared.

Extent of the supervision

The time devoted to supervision includes, of course, not only the time when the supervisor and the student meet but also all the work that the supervisor does in connection with the thesis.

The main supervisor

The amount of supervisory time for the main supervisor is reckoned to be:

  • 80 hours a year

The deputy supervisor

The amount of supervisory time for the deputy supervisor is reckoned to be:

  • 30 hours a year