PhD studies at the Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at the University of Copenhagen takes a broad approach to social, political and cultural sociology, reflected in the courses offered and in ongoing research activities.

It provides diversity in terms of both theoretical orientations and methodologies.

Major areas of departmental interest include ‘Culture and Civil Society", "Knowledge, Organization and Politics" and "Welfare, Inequality and Mobility".

The Department offers a three-year PhD programme. The programme of study consists of:

  • The completion of a major independent research project under supervision of a member of staff. The resulting dissertation often takes the form of a monograph, but may also consist of a set of published (or publishable) articles
  • Coursework, approximately one semester of study in total
  • Teaching and supervision of BA and MA students, corresponding to approximately 14 weeks of work

The PhD degree is awarded after the successful completion of the three years programme and after the PhD thesis has been accepted by an evaluation committee.

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