Doctoral education (third cycle) at CESAR
CESAR began offering doctoral education in the autumn semester of 2018. The programme consists of a coursework component worth 75 credits, and an independent doctoral thesis project worth 165 credits. Work on the student’s thesis is done in the active research environment at CESAR, which is further enriched by the Centre being part of the Department of Sociology. The programme is run in partnership with the third-cycle programme in sociology, which means that doctoral students in sociology and social work often take courses together and participate in joint seminars. The Department offers a rich collegiate environment for research with multiple specialist seminar groups and offers supervision and collaboration with a large number of experienced researchers.
CESAR is also a member of the Research School in Social Work. The Research School in Social Work (RSSW) offers more specialised third-cycle courses, and it provides participating doctoral students with the opportunity to meet qualified researchers from across Sweden and to broaden their networks in the field.
Doctoral students are admitted once every two years. In the intervals between these admission windows, individual doctoral students may be admitted under externally funded projects, in which case separate calls for applications may be published.
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