We offer PhD courses for those who are accepted as PhD candidates at Malmö University or any other educational institution. In addition to the actual doctoral thesis, the PhD study programme also includes one component course. The content of this course is governed by the general syllabus for the PhD 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 (AKL), and partly by the faculties.

Courses at The Centre for Teaching and Learning

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

2020 — 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

2020-11-10-2020-12-15

Schedule

Schedule: Communicating research

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

Cecilia Olsson Jers
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Technology and Society

Anna Wärnsby
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Education and Society

2020 - 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 start

November 24, 2020 to December 15, 2020

Schedule

Schedule: Research Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research

 

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

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

2020 - 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

Schedule

Schedule: Supporting the learning of others

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Supporting the learning of others

Couse period

2020-11-13 to 2021-01-15

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

Niclas Andersson
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Technology and Society

2021 - Feminist Theories on Science and Knowledge, 4 credits

Aim

The purpose of the course is to broaden and deepen your critical understanding of scientific research using feminist theories on science and knowledge. In addition, you will gain an understanding of research as connected to various conceptual, epistemological, ontological, and evaluative assumptions.

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

Code

MAH0216

Course syllabus 

Course syllabus: Feminist Theories on Science and Knowledge

Course duration

The course will be conducted digitally, via Zoom:

  • Tuesday April 27th, at 13.00 - 16.00
  • Tuesday May 4th, at 13.00 - 16.00
  • Tuesday May 11th, at 13.00 - 16.00
  • Tueday May 18th, at 13.00 - 16.00
  • Tuesday May 25th, at 13.00 - 16.00

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

Kristin Järvstad
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Culture and Society

2021 - 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

Course duration

2021-04-20 to 2021-05-11

Schedule

  • Tuesday April 20th, at 13.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday April 27th, at 13.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday May 4th, at 13.15 - 17.00
  • Tueday May 11th, at 13.15 - 17.00

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

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

2021 - 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

2021-01-26 to 2021-03-09.

Schedule

  • Tuesday January 26th, at 14.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday February 2nd, at 14.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday February 9th, at 14.15 - 17.00
  • Tueday February 16th, at 14.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday February 23rd, at 14.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday March 2nd, at 14.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday March 9th, at 14.15 - 17.00

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

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

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

Courses at Health and Society

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

Subject courses

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 - Ageing and Demographic Changes in Late Modern Society, 3 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”.

Course syllabus

  • April 26 – May 17 consists of preparatory online-based participation (literature studies, preparatory assignment).
  • Please note, that the scheduled attendance take place online part-time April 26th and May 7th and full days May 17th-21st in 2021.

  • There is a final examining oral presentation on May 21, after which examining individual written assignments.

Contact

PhD Jonas Christensen, Ass. Prof/Senior Lecturer. 

Applications for courses at Health and Society

Courses at Culture and Society

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

2020 - Conceptualising knowledge, power, and justice in Global Politics, 7,5 credits

Aim

The purpose of the course is that you should learn to demonstrate knowledge about conceptualisations of knowledge, power, and justice in the field of Global Politics; and to analyse and critically judge complex questions about the operation of knowledge, power, and justice in transnational politics.

Course code

KSGP002

Start and end date

From 9 November 2020 to 16 December 2020.

Date of last registration

November 2, 2020

Syllabus 

Syllabus: Conceptualising knowledge, power, and justice in Global Politics

Course Guide

Course Guide: Conceptualising Knowledge, Power, and Justice in Global Politics, Autumn 2020

Application

Apply to:

Mikael Spång

Contact

Mikael Spång

2020 - Advanced course in Urban Studies II, 7,5 credits

Aim

The purpose of the course is to give you an in-depth insight into current research debates within the Urban Studies research field.

Course code

KSUS002

Course start and end of course

The course starts on November 2, 2020, and ends January 11, 2021.

Date of last registration

October 26, 2020

Syllabus

Application

Apply to:

Contact

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.

Code

KSUS014

Course start and end of course

To be announced.

Date of last registration

To be announced.

Syllabus

Syllabus: Dislocating urban studies: rethinking theory, shifting practice

Application

Apply to:

Guy Baeten

Contact

Guy Baeten

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 PhD 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.

Courses at Education and Society

The Faculty of Education and Society has five PhD 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.

2020 - Education and globalization, 3 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is for the doctoral students to be able to discuss how educational policies and practices are related to processes of localization, nationalization, transnationalization and globalization; to use theories and concepts, presented within the course and to exemplify how specific educational policies and practices are entangled in processes of globalization.

Course code

LSU0014

Course start

The course starts on November 2 and ends November 3, 2020.

Course syllabus

Syllabus: Education and globalization

Contact

Malin Ideland

Applications for courses at Education and Society

Faculty of Odontology

The PhD subject at the Faculty is Odontology.

2020 - 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

Course code

ODCB001

Course start

September 14, 2020.

Apply

Apply no later than 16/8 2020.

Contact

Jessica Neilands

Applications for courses at Faculty of Odontology

Faculty of Technology and Society

The PhD subject at the Faculty is Computer Science.

Courses in theory and method

2020 — Ethics and gender equality in technology research 2,5 credits

Aim

The aim of this course is to enable you to develop critical tools and perspectives to understand intersections of technology, gender and ethics. 

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Etik och jämställdhet i teknisk forskning 

Schedule

Schedule: Ethics and gender equality in technology research

Code

TS00014

Course start

November 3, 2020

Apply

Apply no later than 27/10 2020

Contact

Nancy Russo

2021 - 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 start in winter 2021/2022

Contact

Carl Magnus Olsson

Subject courses

2020 - Internet of Things and People, 5 credits

Code

TS00002

Course syllabus - in Swedish

Course syllabus: Internet of Things and People, 5 credits

Course start

Current

Contact

Paul Davidsson

2020 - Internet of Things and People, 10 credits

Code

TS00004

Course syllabus - in Swedish

Course syllabus: Internet of Things and People, 10 credits

Course start

Current

Contact

Paul Davidsson

2020 - Current Topics in Data Science, 5 credits

Planned course start spring 2021. More information about the course is coming soon.

Contact

Bengt J. Nilsson

Applications form for courses at Technology and Society