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Doctoral courses

The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a wide variety of faculty joint doctoral courses ranging from methods courses, research ethics and courses in theory of science.

How to apply

Information on how to apply and application form

Current courses, spring 2023

Research ethics (3 credits)
6 February - 17 February

Analyses in qualitative research (7.5 credits or 15 credits)
17 February - 15 March (7.5 credits) or 24 April (15 credits)

Gendering the classics (7.5 credits)
NOTE: This course has been canceled for the Spring Term 2023.

Specialisation in critical discourse studies (7.5 credits)
22 March - 26 April

Introduction to quantitative methods (7.5 credits)
22 March - 26 April

Digital ethnography (7.5 credits)
27 April - 2 June

Qualitative analysis and coding (using software) (7.5 credits)
27 April - 2 June

Quantitative methods, multivariate analysis (7.5 credits)
27 April - 2 June

Innovation and society (7.5 credits)
12 June - 16 June

Upcoming courses, autumn 2023

Kickstart to academic life (4.5 credits)
18 September - 29 September 

Research ethics (3 credits)
9 October - 20 October 

Political psychology (7.5 credits)
27 October - 28 November

Philosophy of science for the social sciences (7.5 credits)
27 October - 14 January 2024

Environment and sustainability in the middle east (MENA region) (7.5 credits)
29 November - 14 January 2024


Other doctoral courses at Lund University

The Agenda 2030 Graduate School provides interdisciplinary courses based upon the societal challenges and the sustainability goals of Agenda 2030. The courses are free of charge and open for all doctoral students within Lund University.

For more information visit,

Sustainability Forum arranges two courses open to all doctoral students:

Doctoral courses at Sustainabilty Forum

The Department of Business Administration offers doctoral courses open for all doctoral students.

For more information, visit (see “Optional courses”)

The Development Research School offers doctoral courses in order to promote cross-disciplinary and cross-university cooperation. The courses are free of charge and open for all doctoral students.

For more information visit

The ClimBEco Graduate Research School offers a number of doctoral courses and workshops each year. Some are in-depth disciplinary while others are interdisciplinary.

For more information, visit


Helen Wiman
Faculty Coordinator
+46 46 222 48 35
helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se