Supervising doctoral students

The purpose of the course is to provide a deeper understanding of doctoral supervision in relation to the prerequisites and conditions of third-cycle programmes and the phases of the research process. The course includes central themes such as the objectives of third-cycle programmes, content and form, as well as local, national, and international regulations. Study cultures and different dimensions of power relationships in connection to supervision are discussed. The course also problematises supervision styles, situations, and the role of the supervisor, as well as different phases of the research process such as planning, critical thinking, and evaluation and communication of research results. The course comprises lectures, group discussions, literature seminars, and other activities.

Course dates (Swedish):

For the 2020/2021 course starting in autumn, 2020, the language of instruction is Swedish.

  • 16, 17, 19 November ’20 (via zoom);
  • 8-9 February, ’21;
  • 22-23 March, ’21.

Course Co-ordinators: Petra Angervall and Kathleen Mahon. Please contact Petra Angervall for information about the course.

The course will be offered in English in spring, 2021, subject to interest. . Please contact Kathleen Mahon to express your interest in the course

Course dates (tentative):

  • January 25-26
  • March 8-9
  • May 10-11

For more information contact Kathleen Mahon and Petra Angervall