We offer PhD courses for those who are accepted as PhD candidates at Malmö University or any other educational institution. To be admitted to PhD studies, you must first apply for and be granted, a vacant employed PhD position at the university. 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 (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, PhD 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 introductory course does not give any credit points but serves as an important starter for PhD studies at all faculties at Malmö University.

Link to registration (Register at the latest Friday 14 May)

Schedule spring 2021:

Tuesday 18 May 9.00-15.00

Monday 24 May 9.00-16.15

Detailed schedule

2021 spring semester - 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 13.15 - 16.00
  • Tuesday May 4th, at 13.15 - 16.00
  • Tuesday May 11th, at 13.15 - 16.00
  • Tueday May 18th, at 13.15 - 16.00
  • Tuesday May 25th, at 13.15 - 16.00

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

Kristin Järvstad
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Culture and Society

2021 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

April 20th to May 11th, 2021.

The course is closed for application!

Schedule spring semester 2021:

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

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

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

2021 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

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

The course is closed for application!

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

2021 autumn semester - Academic Writing and Publishing, 5 credits

Aim

This course offers doctoral candidates the opportunity of developing their competences in writing academic texts in English to enable presentation of research in dialogue with the scientific community. In addition to developing knowledge and an understanding of writing and publishing in and across different disciplinary traditions, doctoral candidates will be expected to identify academic standards within their own areas of specialization and to engage in different writing forms that satisfy these requirements.

Code

MAH0211

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Academic Writing and Publishing

Course duration

The course is planned to start in September.

Schedule

The schedule will be published about four weeks before the course starts.

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

2021 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

Course duration

The course will be offered twice autumn semester 2021, starting in September and in November.

  • Week 36-39 (2021-09-07 to 2021-09-28)
  • Week 47-50 (dates are coming soon)

Schedule

Course starting in September 2021:

  • Tuesday 7 September, 13.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday 14 September, 13.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday 21 September, 13.15 - 17.00
  • Tuesday 28 September, 13.15 - 17.00

Course starting in November 2021:

  • Week 47-50, the schedule will be posted shortly

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

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

2021 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

Schedule

The schedule will be published 4 weeks before the course starts.

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Supporting the learning of others

Couse duration

2021-11-18 to 2022-01-16.

Contact

Anita Marttila
Administrator

Niclas Andersson
Programme coordinator, Faculty of Technology 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 - 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 – 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. 

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 PhD subjects: Global Politcs, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies.

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.

Date of last registration

October 11, 2021

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

Apply here

Contact

Christian Fernandez

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 – 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. 

Code

KS00005

Course start and end of course

September 6, 2021 – October 11, 2021

Date of last registration

June 8, 2021

Syllabus 

Syllabus: Ethnographic Fieldwork, 7,5 credits

Course guide and schedule

Course guide and schedule: Ethnographic fieldwork

Application

Is closed, last of last registration was June 8.

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 – 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

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

Apply to:

Guy Baeten

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. 

Code

KS00005

Course start and end of course

September 6, 2021 – October 11, 2021

Date of last registration

June 8, 2021

Syllabus 

Syllabus: Ethnographic Fieldwork, 7,5 credits

Course guide and schedule

Course guide and schedule: Ethnographic fieldwork

Application

Is closed, last of last registration was June 8.

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 – Positionalities, ethics and power in research on Global Politics

Aim

The course addresses questions of both positionalities in research practices and the power dimensions inherent in the broader societal role of research. Topics covered include power relations in “the field”, expertise as power, questions connected to the reproduction of hierarchies and categories in text analysis and archival research, ethics and politics in dissemination and presentation of research.

Code

KSGP003

Course start and end of course

2021-03-30 – 2021-05-31

Date of last registration

12 March 2021

Syllabus

Course guide/schedule

Course guide 2021

Contact

Ulrika Waaranperä

Please note

Confirmations of acceptance will be sent to the applicants by email on 15 March 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.

Course in collaboration with other universities

2021 – Contemporary Debates in Media and Communications Theory, 7,5 hp (Karlstads universitet)

K3 offers doctoral students in Media and Communication Studies science the following course which is given in collaboration with Södertörn University, Örebro University and Karlstad University. Apply for the course via Karlstad University:

Contemporary Debates in Media and Communications Theory, 7,5 credits (Karlstad University)

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.

2021 – Childhoods in contemporary Nordic societies: A global perspective, 5 credits

Aim

The aim of the course is to explore and analyze the manifold ways in which childhood can be perceived, experienced and lived in relation to social, cultural, political, and educational processes in contemporary Nordic societies. The focus is on how class, diversity, gender, geographical location and migration affect children's lives, as well as the conditions for children’s agency.

Course code

LSP0008

Course date

November 11-12, 2021

Syllabus 

Syllabus: Childhoods in contemporary Nordic societies: A global perspective

Course leader

Anne Harju

2021 – Education and globalization from different disciplinary perspectives

Aim

The aim of the course is to explore and compare different scientific ways to approach questions on education and globalization. Another aim is to discuss possibilities and limitations within the genre for the PhD dissertation and problematize what it means to produce and communicate scientific knowledge within inter-multi-and transdisciplinary contexts.

Course code

LSU0015

Course start

Start October 1, 2021, for reading course material. Course days on-site is October 11-12 and November 19.

Syllabus 

Syllabus: Education and globalization from different disciplinary perspectives

Contact

Malin Ideland

Aim

The aim of the course is for the students to develop in-depth knowledge of scientific perspectives and traditions in the field of sport sciences, and to analyse these perspectives and traditions in relation to their theoretical foundations and the students’ own PhD-projects.

Course code

LSI0006

Course start

Offered during Fall semester 2021, open for registration during second half of 2021 Spring semester

Course syllabus

Course syllabus: Sport Sciences and scientific perspectives

Contact

Kutte Jönsson

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 subjects at the Faculty is Computer Science and Applied Physics.

Courses in theory and method

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

Next start in winter 2021 and the course will run late 2021 and early 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

Applications form for courses at Technology and Society