We offer doctoral courses for those who are accepted as doctoral students at Malmö University or any other educational institution. In addition to the actual doctoral thesis, the doctoral study programme also includes one component course. The content of this course is governed by the general syllabus for the doctoral subject area.

Malmö University's postgraduate courses are open to all eligible doctoral students. If there are more applicants than places, priority is given to Malmö University's doctoral students.

  • The specific courses that should be included in the study programme will be decided upon in consultation with the supervisors.
  • There are also compulsory course elements that should be included in all doctoral students' education. Make sure you find out what applies to your particular education.

The courses are organised partly by The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CAKL), and partly by the faculties.

Supporting documents

If you are accepted as a doctoral student at a university outside Sweden, you are required to send an official certificate from that university proving you have been admitted to postgraduate education. If you do not have a Swedish social security number you will have to send a copy of a document that proves your identity, such as a passport.

Courses at The Centre for Teaching and Learning

The Centre for Teaching and Learning (CAKL) offers, primarily, doctoral courses to doctoral students at Malmö University. Most courses are taught in English.

The application period for the autumn semester courses is closed.

Purpose
This introduction programme aims to provide doctoral students at Malmö University with vital information about being PhD students, an overview of research and subject environments at the University, knowledge of Malmö University's mission statement relating to postgraduate research programmes, as well as serving as a meeting place for the University's newly admitted PhD students and assisting with their assimilation into the postgraduate research community.

This two-day introductory course does not give any credit points but serves as an important starter for PhD studies at all faculties at Malmö University.

Programme autumn 2022 - Tuesday 4 October and Wednesday 12 October (pdf)

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If you have any questions, please contact:

Gunilla Assarson

2022 spring semester — Communicating research, 5 credits

Aim

The course gives graduate students the opportunity to develop their ability to communicate research results to different target groups outside of academia. Emphasis is placed on the use of the rhetorical process to analyse, plan and implement different types of communication.

The course focusses on oral research communication, but students are expected to actively use different communication methods, not only spoken but communication through writing, listening and reading.

A message of admission will be sent approximately six weeks before the course starts.

Code

MAH0218

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Communicating research

Course period

2022-03-21--2022-05-05.

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

Anna Wärnsby
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Education and Society

2022 spring semester - Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research, 4 credits

Aim

The course introduces you to the key concepts, debates, principles and legal regulations of research ethics. The purpose is to enable you to correctly identify ethical risks in research and to apply ethical constructs and stipulations to individual research projects. In addition, you should be empowered to contribute to the ongoing development of research ethics.

A message of admission will be sent approximately six weeks before the course starts.

Code

MAH0212

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research

Course duration

2022-04-19--2022-05-10.

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

Per-Anders Tengland
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Culture and Society

2022 spring semester - Theory of Science, 6 credits

Aim

The purpose of the course is for the doctoral student to broaden and deepen her/his critical understanding of scientific research, and of how research disciplines are affected by various conceptual, epistemological, ontological, and evaluative assumptions.

A message of admission will be sent approximately six weeks before the course starts.

Code

MAH0213

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Theory of Science

Course duration

2022-01-25--2022-03-08.

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

Per-Anders Tengland
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Culture and Society

2022 autumn semester - Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research, 4 credits

Aim

The course introduces doctoral students to the key concepts, debates, principles and legal regulations of research ethics. The purpose is to enable doctoral students to correctly identify ethical risks in research and to apply ethical constructs and stipulations to individual research projects. In addition, doctoral students shall be empowered to contribute to the ongoing development of research ethics.

Confirmation of admission will be sent approximately six weeks before the course starts.

Code

MAH0212

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research

Schedule  for course that starts in September 2022

  • Tuesday September 6, at 13:15-17:00
  • Tuesday September 13, at 13:15-17:00
  • Tuesday September 20, at 13:15-17:00
  • Tuesday September 27, at 13:15-17:00

In room B526, 5th floor in our building Orkanen, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10.

Schedule  for course that starts in November 2022

  • Tuesday November 22, at 13:15-17:00
  • Tuesday November 29, at 13:15-17:00
  • Tuesday Decemer 6, at 13:15-17:00
  • Tuesday December 13, at 13:15-17:00

In room B526, 5th floor in our building Orkanen, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10.

Contact
Anita Marttila
Administrator

Per-Anders Tengland
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Culture and Society

2022 autumn semester - Supporting the Learning of others, 5 credits

Aim

The central theme of the course is research-related teaching. The course concerns the support of other's learning in order to achieve teaching objectives and to adapt teaching to teaching situations, as well as to the background of the learners. The course will look at pedagogical theory, research into learning and academic teaching.

A message of admission will be sent approximately 6 weeks before the course starts.

Code

MAH0207

Course period

2022-11-07--2023-01-15

Autumn semester schedule

  • November 7, 9.15-12.00 and 13.15-15.00, in room C527.
  • November 10, 9.15-12.00 and 13.15-15.00
  • November 18, 9.15-12.00
  • November 24, 9.15-12.00
  • December 9, 9.15-12.00
  • December 19, 9.15-16.00 EXAMINATION
  • January 10, 8.15-17.00 RE-EXAMINATION, 9.15-12.00, in room C527.

You will find the room C527 on the fifth floor, in Orkanen, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Supporting the learning of others

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

Anne-Charlotte Ek
Lecturer, Faculty of Education and Society
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Applications for courses at the Centre for Teaching and Learning (AKL)

Courses at Health and Society

The Faculty of Health and Society has five doctoral subjects: Biomedical Science, Care Science, Criminology, Health and Society and Social Work.

Subject courses

2022 – Cultural Awareness in Health and Social Care Research, 5 credits

Aim

The purpose of the course is for the doctoral student to broaden and deepen their understanding of cultural awareness and promote attitudinal flexibility, in order to critically appraise research and the research process in health and social sciences.

The course consists of international research webinars and a research practicum component, which provides students opportunities to integrate theory about cultural awareness into their research. This is an international course and is run in collaboration with Polytechnic University in Hongkong, La Trobe University in Melbourne Australia and National University in Galway Ireland.

Course syllabus

Syllabus: Cultural Awareness in Health and Social Care Research

Code

HÄSA217

Course dates

  • February 21, 2022
  • March 7, 2022
  • March 21, 2022
  • April 4, 2022
  • April 25, 2022

Contact

Christine Kumlien

Date of last registration

February 13, 2022

Application

Apply to the course

2022 – Pharmacology and formulation, from molecule to effective therapy in individuals, 6 credits

Aim

This course seeks to introduce students to the field of pharmacology to get a deeper understanding of the connection and relevance to their own studies based on formulation strategies, exposure and effects.

Syllabus

Syllabus: Pharmacology and formulation, from molecule to effective therapy in individuals

Code

HÄSA 226

Course start and end date

January 17, 2022 – May 8, 2022

Contact

Tommy Eriksson

Date of last registration

December 17, 2021

Application

The course has a maximum capacity of 10 participants and PhD students at Malmö University has priority.

Apply to the course

2020 - Health, disease and ”the good life”, 8 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge about, as well as tools for analyzing, defining, and using, concepts such as health, disease, illness, and quality of life, that is, key concepts in the research area ”health and society”. Other related notions, for example, dysfunction, well-being, happiness, work ability, and empowerment, will also be discussed and critically scrutinized. All these concepts and their uses will be connected to the various research interests of the participating doctoral students.

Course syllabus

Contact

Per-Anders Tengland, Programme Coordinator

2021 - Introduction to Care Science Research, 5 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is for the doctoral student to develop knowledge and a critical approach in relation to the field of care sciences and its scientific theoretic foundations.

Upon completion of the course, the doctoral student shall:

  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of care science as an academic discipline, its ontology, epistemology and methodological approaches
  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect on and critically approach research in care science in relation to one's own thesis area, and
  • Demonstrate an ability to reflect on and critically approach care science research nationally and internationally.

Syllabus

Code

HÄSA 218

Course start and end date

September 13, 2021 – November 15, 2021

Contact

Christine Kumlien, Elisabeth Carlson, Malin Axelsson

Date of last registration

August 17, 2021

Application

Application form

2021 – Grazing Incidence Scattering – a tool for probing the lateral structure of thin layers and films, 3 credits

Aim

This course aims to provide students with basic knowledge of the small-angle scattering technique at surfaces, the design of experiments and the analysis of data with an emphasis on soft matter and biology.

Course start

Due to the corona crisis we will give this course fully digital, with start on May the 18th and the duration is of three weeks.

Contact

Marité Cardenas

2021– Nanotools to study biomolecular interactions at membranes - (two parts)

Aim

This course involves both theoretical aspects and practical tutorials to address biomolecular interactions at model cellular membranes.

At the end of this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe a set of models for biomembranes.
  • Describe the principles of a set of nanotools with a focus on AFM, IR, QCM-D, ellipsometry and Neutron Reflection.
  • Relate biomembrane models to a given experimental technique.
  • Apply a set of nanotools and nano models to unravel biomolecular interactions at membranes.
  • Reflect on the choices made and the results obtained.

Nanotools Part 1 (theoretical part) – 2 credits

Nanotools Part 2 (practical part) – 3 credits

This course runs every other year and is planned for spring 2021, and autumn 2022.

Course syllabus

Syllabus: Nanotools to study biomolecular interactions at membranes (Swedish)

Contact

Marite Cardenas

2021 – Small-angle scattering – a tool for revealing structure at the nanoscale, 3 hp

Aim

This course aims to provide students with basic knowledge of the small-angle scattering technique, design of experiments and the analysis of data with an emphasis on biological structure.

After completing the course, the student should:

  • Have an understanding of the small-angle scattering technique particularly from the perspective of experiment design.
  • Understand the Fourier relationship between real space structure and small-angle scattering data and complementarity between the two experimental perspectives.
  • Have the ability to extract structural information from the well-designed small-angle scattering experiment.
  • Understand the application of contrast variation and molecular deuteration to enhance the information content of small-angle scattering experiments.

The first edition of this course took place in the fall of 2019. The next course is expected for the fall of 2021.

Contact

Felix Roosen-Runge

Applications for courses at Health and Society

Information about registration for courses at the Faculty of Health and Society can be found at each course.

Courses at Culture and Society

The Faculty of Culture and Society has five doctoral subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies.

2022 - International migration: theories, causes and consequences

Aim

The course provides a deeper understanding of theories and concepts related to causes and consequences of international migration in the research field of International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) from a multidisciplinary perspective. The theoretical emphasis is put on five interrelated themes: migration and history, transnationalism and mobility, migration and development, migration and governance, and migration and welfare. 

Course code

KSIM004

Course dates

2022-04-07 -- 2022-05-18

Language of instruction

English

Entry requirement

Students must be admitted to third cycle studies

Syllabus

Syllabus for the PhD course International migration: theories, causes and consequences

Course Guide

Course guide for the PhD course International migration: theories, causes and consequences

Application

Application closed

Application deadline

2022-03-08

Please note

Due to possible restrictions of the pandemic, all course moments will be given in hybrid form, and hence take place online via zoom and IRL if possible. This is subject to change as Malmö University is closely following the recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency.

Confirmation of acceptance to the course will be sent to the applicants by email by email around 15 March 2022. The number of participants will be limited to 20. PhD students from Malmö University have a priority. The thesis abstract and a statement of motivation (required within the application form) will serve as the grounds for selection.

For academic questions, contact the course responsible: 

Pieter Bevelander

For administrative questions, contact the PhD administrator: 

Maria English 

2022 - Introduction to Global Politics, 15 credits

Aim

Introduction to Global Politics aims towards providing the doctoral student with in-depth knowledge about Global Politics, which is a multidisciplinary subject, containing theoretical approaches from both the social sciences and the humanities.

Course code

KSGP001

Course dates

2022-02-07 -- 2022-04-15

Language of instruction

English

Syllabus

Syllabus for the PhD course Introduction to Global Politics

Course Guide

Course Guide for the PhD course Introduction to Global Politics

Application 

Application closed

Please note

The course is planned to be taught on campus but this is subject to change as Malmö University is closely following the recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency.

Confirmation of acceptance to the course will be sent to the applicants by email once the application period has passed. The number of participants will be limited to 20. PhD students from Malmö University have a priority. The thesis abstract and a statement of motivation (required within the application form) will serve as the grounds for selection.

For academic questions, contact the course responsible: 

Astrid Hedin

Michael Strange

For administrative questions, contact the PhD administrator: 

Maria English

 

2021 – Citizenship and inclusion/exclusion, 7,5 credits

Aim

The overall objective of this PhD course is to improve understanding of citizenship as a partly closed, partly open membership, and its changing forms and functions in diverse societies. The aim is both description, comparison and explanation of existing citizenship practices and institutions, as well as normative questions of legitimacy and justice.

Course code

KSIM003

Course start and end of course

The course starts on November 1, 2021, and ends on January 14, 2022.

Application deadline

Application closed

Syllabus 

Syllabus: Citizenship and inclusion/exclusion

Course guide

Course guide: Citizenship and inclusion/exclusion

Please note

Confirmation of acceptance to the course will be sent to the applicants by email around 18 October 2021. The number of participants will be limited to 20. PhD students from Malmö University have a priority. The thesis abstract and a statement of motivation (required within the application form) will serve as the grounds for selection.

Application

Application closed

Contact

Christian Fernandez

2021 – Advanced course in Urban Studies I

Aim

The aim of the course is to give you an in-depth orientation about theory, concepts and phenomena within the Urban Studies research field.

Course code

KSUS003

Course start and end of course

15 November 2021 – 13 December 2021

Application deadline

Application closed

Syllabus

Syllabus: Advanced Course in Urban Studies 1

Course guide

Course guide: Advanced Course in Urban Studies I

Application

Application closed

Contact

Kenneth Mølbjerg Jørgensen

Please note

Confirmation of acceptance to the course will be sent to the applicants by email around 15-20 October 2021. The number of participants will be limited to 20. PhD students from Malmö University have a priority. The thesis abstract and a statement of motivation (required within the application form) will serve as the grounds for the selection.

2021 – Dislocating Urban Studies: Rethinking Theory, Shifting Practice, 7,5 credits

Aim

This course seeks to assess the current state of the field of urban studies and question the dominance of scholarship from the global north by discussing theories, methods, cases and concepts from a variety of geographies.

Language of instruction: English.

Code

KSUS015

Course start and end of course

From March 18, 2021, to May 18, 2021.

Schedule

Workshop Series: Dislocating Urban Studies: Rethinking Theory, Shifting Practice 

Syllabus

Syllabus: Dislocating urban studies: rethinking theory, shifting practice

Application

Application closed

Contact

Guy Baeten

2021 – Ethnographic Fieldwork, 7,5 credits

Aim

The course gives a deeper understanding of ethnographic fieldwork in terms of its practical implementation, ethical implications and the ways of writing based on ethnographic material. Special attention is paid to issues of power relations in the field, balance between observation and participation, and the positioning of the researcher. The emphasis is put on planning for and reflecting on fieldwork in the frames of the students’ research projects. 

Language of instruction: English.

Code

KS00005

Course start and end of course

September 6, 2021 – October 11, 2021

Application deadline

Application closed

Syllabus 

Syllabus: Ethnographic Fieldwork, 7,5 credits

Course guide and schedule

Course guide and schedule: Ethnographic fieldwork

Application

Application closed

Contact

Maja Povrzanovic Frykman

Please note

Confirmations of acceptance will be sent to the applicants by email on 15 June 2021. The number of participants will be limited to 20. PhD students from Malmo University have a priority. A statement of motivation (required within the application form) will serve as the grounds for selection.

2021 – Practices that Question / Practices in Question: Practice Based Research in Culture and Society, 7,5 credits

Aim

What counts as research practice and how to frame Practice Based Research are of prime importance in disciplines where aspects of making exist alongside theoretical research at an advanced scientific level. This course activates a critical exploration of research practices that are part of a researcher’s scholarly activities (“Practices that Question”) and contributes to the critique and development of such practices (“Practices in Question”). This course is designed for doctoral students from a range of disciplines but is particularly intended to support research in humanities/social sciences, media and communications, design, arts, and performance. The goal is to support students to deepen, critique and expand the methodologies used in their research processes.

Course code

KS00007

Language

English

Course start and end of course

October 13, 2021 – January 20, 2022

End date for registration

October 7, 2021

Max students: 15

Syllabus

Syllabus: Practices that Question / Practices in Question: Practice-Based Research in Culture and Society

Call to course and schedule

Call: Practices that Question / Practices in Question: Practice-Based Research in Culture and Society

Entry requirements

Students must be admitted to third-cycle studies. You will need to send supporting documents.

Apply

Please apply by mailing:

Susan Kozel

Course in collaboration with other universities

2023 – Contemporary Debates in Media and Communications Theory, 7,5 credits (Karlstads universitet)

K3 offers doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies science the course Contemporary Debates in Media and Communications Theory which is given in collaboration with Södertörn University, Örebro University and Karlstad University. Apply for the course via Karlstad University. The course will be run next time in 2023.

Applications to courses at Culture and Society

Information about registration for courses at the Faculty of Culture and Society can be found at each course.

Courses at Education and Society

The Faculty of Education and Society has five doctoral subjects: History and History Didactics, Language and Literature Didactics, Pedagogy, Science and Mathematics Education, and Sports Science.

Most courses at Education and Society are held in Swedish.

2022 - Trends and traditions in science and mathematics education research, 7,5 hp

Aim

This course aims to introduce how and why the didactics of science and mathematics have emerged as research fields and what separates and unites the research fields, as well as to describe and problematize key concepts, theoretical frameworks, and methodologies that have dominated during different periods. The purpose is also to describe and problematize the fields of knowledge by providing a sociological and historical orientation in the fields in the form of organisations, journals, and conferences. This orientation is based on a larger educational policy context. Didactics will be elucidated from a broad perspective, science education (research)and mathematics education (research).

Course code

3050

Syllabus

Trends and traditions in science and mathematics education research

Course date

Fall 2022

The course will mainly run as a campus course at Orkanen, Malmö university. However, it is possible to join zoom on some occasions. The language will mainly be English.

All seminars/lectures will run between 13.15 and 16.00 on:
Monday 7/11 and Tuesday(s) 15/11, 22/11, 29/11, 6/12, 13/12, 10/1 (2023)

Course leader

Clas Olander

Applications for courses at Education and Society

Faculty of Odontology

Odontology is the doctoral subject at the Faculty of Odontology. 

2021 – ComBine multidisciplinary biofilms and biointerfaces course, 10 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is to broaden and deepen your knowledge and skills within the field of biofilms, biointerfaces and microelectronics, to provide you with a greater understanding of subjects adjacent to but not covered by your PhD topic. These subjects are closely related to the projects within the multidisciplinary ComBine research school. A second aim is to give the students complementary skills useful in their future career as researchers within academia or in industry.

Syllabus

Syllabus: ComBine multidisciplinary biofilms and biointerfaces course 

Schedule

Preliminary schedule: ComBine multidisciplinary biofilms and biointerfaces course

Course code

ODCB001

Course start

Ongoing course

Contact

Claes Wickström

Applications for courses at Faculty of Odontology

Faculty of Technology and Society

The doctoral subjects at the faculty is Computer Science and Applied Physics.

Internet of Things and People - seminar course, 5 credits

Code

TS00002

Course syllabus - in Swedish

Course syllabus: Internet of Things and People, 5 credits

Course start

Current

Contact

Paul Davidsson

Internet of Things and People - seminar course, 10 credits

Code

TS00004

Course syllabus - in Swedish

Course syllabus: Internet of Things and People, 10 credits

Course start

Current

Contact

Paul Davidsson

Current topics in Applied Physics - seminar course, 7,5 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is provide students with broad knowledge in applied physics, especially in the areas of materials science, atomic and astrophysics, and synchrotron light physics, with applications.

Course syllabus

Syllabus: Current Topics in Applied Physics

Code

TS00019

Course start

Ongoing 

Contact

Henrik Hartman

2022 - Research methods in computer science, 5 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is for the student to develop knowledge and understanding of current research methods and approaches in Computer Science research. The course gives in-depth understanding of practical applications of research methodologies as well as in critical and constructive review of existing research methods

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Research methods in computer science

Code

TS00013

Start

The course runs every second year. Next course start is 29 August 2022.

Schedule

Schedule autumn 2022

Contact

Carl Magnus Olsson

2022 - Gender in natural science, technology, and mathematics, 5 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is to study and analyse how natural science and technology, popularly referred to as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and gender is constructed and to learn the established interdependences. A further aim is to explore specific examples pertaining to the gendered history of STEM in order to analyse and understand current practices in research and development across multiple fields. Using historical, sociological, cultural, sustainable, and philosophical aspects of the shaping of STEM, participants are challenged to look at their own role as researchers and the current paradigm in STEM.

Course syllabus

Syllabus: Gender in natural science, technology, and mathematics

Code

TS00021

Schedule

Schedule autumn 2022

Course start

Course start 13 September 2022. 

Contact

Denis Music

2023 - Experimental Methods I

Course syllabus (in Swedish)

Kursplan: Experimentella metoder I

Code

TS00018

Kursstart

The course runs regularly every two years. Course start 15 January 2023. 

Contact

Lindsay Richard Merte

 

2023 Solid State Physics, 7,5 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is to learn how the large-scale properties of solid materials result from their properties on the atomic scale. Electrical, dielectric, magnetic, elastic, and thermal property of solids will be described in terms of basic physical laws. A special attention will be given to new phenomena and materials.

Syllabus

Syllabus: Solid State Physics

Course code

TS00022

Contact

Denis Music

2023 - Thin Film Physics, 5 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is to learn physical mechanisms for the synthesis and microstructure evolution of thin films from the vapour phase. Atomic processes and thermodynamics of ion-surface interactions will be given special attention as they give rise to unusual macroscopic properties relevant for many high-tech applications.

Syllabus

Syllabus: Thin Film Physics

Course code

TS00023

Contact

Denis Music

2024 - Modeling och simulation I, 5 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is for the students to gain knowledge in scripting, data handling and visualisation in Python as well as to gain knowledge in high-performance programming in, e.g., Fortran or C, necessary for research and development in interdisciplinary environments, where simulation and modelling are of increasing importance.

Course syllabus

Syllabus: Modeling and Simulation I

Code

TS00017

Course start

The course is regularly run every two years. The next course starts in spring 2024. 

Contact

Per Jönsson

Applications form for courses at Technology and Society