PhD studies in Sociology and Demography

Doctoral studies leads to a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) which comprises 240 credit in all, estimated as four years of full-time studies.

This training is characterized as profound studies within specific fields and aims at bringing the doctoral student the academic traditions as well as making the doctoral student develop into an independent and scrutinizing researcher.

Application opportunities

If resources permit, application openings for PhD Studies can appear as a maximum twice a year - in February with March 1 as final date and/or in September with October 1 as final date to apply. When there are doctoral studentships available for application they are advertised here.

 

Entry requirements

Since 1 July 2007 the general entry requirements for education at doctoral student level are defined as:

  • a degree at the second level (Master) or
  • at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits at the second level (Master´s level).

For admission to doctoral studies in Sociological Demography the entry requirements also specify:

  • In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, the applicant must have complete at least one independent research work in demography or a related subject documented in an essay or other written work.

Entry requirements and financing

Selection procedure

The selection among the applicants is carried out by an admissions panel appointed by the department. The panel surveys the qualifications of the applicants and selects among them possible candidates for further discussion. The purpose of this discussion is to explore how well competence and interests match between the department and the applicant.

Financing

Financial support shall be organized and settled for the entire study period upon admission. The main source of financial support is by doctoral studentships.

Syllaby

The syllabi contain detailed information on the entry requirements, the objectives and structure of the programmes, supervision resources and course requirements.

Syllabus for Doctoral Studies in Sociological Demography (175 Kb)

Syllabus for Doctoral Studies in Sociology (176 Kb)

 

Courses for doctoral students

Autumn 2022

Period 1, 29 Augusti - 28 September

Population Development and Social Change, 7.5 credits
Classical Sociological Theory, 7.5 credits – half time period 1 and 2
Qualitative Methods in the Social Science, 7.5 credits – half time period 1 and 2

Period 2, 29 September - 30 October

Basic Demographic Methods, 7.5 credits
Family Sociology, 7.5 credits

Period 3, 31 October - 30 November

Population Processes 7.5 credits
Systematic Reviews, 7.5 credits

Period 4, 1 December - 15 Januari 2023

Social Network Analysis 7.5 credits

Spring 2023

Period 1, 17 January- 16 February:

Modern Sociological Theory 7.5 credits – half time period 1-2
Quantitative methods I, 7.5 credits – half time period 1-2
Family Dynamics in a Changing Europe 7.5 credits – half-time in period 1-2

Period 2, 17 February – 21 March:

No courses start this period.

Period 3, 22 March – 1 May:

Complex inequalities, 7.5 credits
Populist radical right-wing politics in the contemporary world 7.5 credits- half- time period 3-4
Social stratification, 7.5 credits
Quantitative methods II , 7.5 credits – half time period 3-4
Event History: Regression for Longitudinal Event Data 7.5 credits – half-time in period 3-4

Period 4, 2 May -3 June:

Models of Social Change and Social Stability, 7.5 credits
Gender and Gender Structures, 7.5 credits

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