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The Faculty of Social Sciences offers a wide variety of faculty joint PhD 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 2021

Research ethics (3 credits)
22 February - 5 March 2021

Analyses in qualitative research (7.5 credits or 15 credits)
18 January – 5 March 2021 (or 9 April 2021)

Sustainability science and the SDGs: Foundations, concepts, methodologies (7.5 credits)
February - March 2021 (exact dates TBA)

Introduction to quantitative methods (7.5 credits)
24 March - 30 April 2021

Experimental design for social scientists (7.5 credits)
24 March – 30 April 2021

Digital ethnography (7.5 credits)
3 May - 6 June 2021

Qualitative analysis and coding (using software) (7.5 credits)
3 May - 6 June 2021

Quantitative methods, multivariate analysis (7.5 credits)
3 May - 6 June 2021


Upcoming courses

Autumn 2021

Kickstart to academic life (4.5 credits)
6 September - 17 September 2021

Research ethics (3 credits)
This course is being given twice on separate occasions: 
20 September - 01 October 2021
06 December - 17 December 2021

The fundamental role of language (7.5 or 15 credits)
30 August 2021 - 16 January 2022

Philosophy of science for the social sciences (7.5 credits)
30 September 2021 - 29 October 2021

Justice, equality and the agenda 2030 (7.5 credits)
01 November - 30 November 2021

Political psychology (7.5 credits)
02 November - 30 November 2021

Financial sustainability and illicit financial flows (7.5 credits)
01 December 2021 - 16 January 2022 

Contact

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

Departmental PhD courses

Department of Sociology,
courses in English and Swedish

School of Social Work
courses in Swedish

Department of Psychology,
courses in English and Swedish

Department of Human Geography,
courses in Swedish and English.

Department of Human Geography – Human Ecology,
courses in Swedish and English.

Other PhD courses at Lund University

The graduate school Agenda 2030 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 PhD students within Lund University. More information is available here.

The Department of Business Administration offers PhD courses open for all PhD students. Information is available here (see “optional courses”).