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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, autumn 2022

Kickstart to academic life (4.5 credits)
19 September - 30 September

Research ethics (3 credits)
This course is being given twice on separate occasions: 
19 September - 30 September
5 December - 16 December 

Philosophy of science for the social sciences (7.5 credits)
29 September - 31 October

Justice, equality and the agenda 2030 (7.5 credits)
31 October - 29 November

Political psychology (7.5 credits)
31 October - 29 November

Upcoming courses, spring 2023

Research ethics (3 credits)
6 February - 17 February

Analyses in qualitative research (7.5 credits or 15 credits)
16 February - 21 March

Gendering the classics (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 - 4 June

Qualitative analysis and coding (using software) (7.5 credits)
27 April - 4 June

Quantitative methods, multivariate analysis (7.5 credits
27 April - 4 June

Innovation and society (7.5 credits)
12 June - 18 June

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

Other PhD 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 PhD students within Lund University.

For more information visit,


Sustainability Forum arranges two courses open to all PhD students:

Doctoral courses at Sustainabilty Forum

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

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


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