The doctoral education in the subject Technology and Society provides skills necessary for conducting independent research, a deep understanding of the subject area, and the ability to teach others.
We treat doctoral students as employees. There is no recurring doctoral program, which means that a new doctoral position can only be advertised in connection to a larger research project granted to the department that can cover the costs. Alternatively, the doctoral student can come up with own funding from his/her current employer (and become a so-called industrial doctoral student).
The doctoral education corresponds to four years of full-time study. The education consists of courses and thesis writing. The thesis usually includes several scientific articles and the overview chapter (sw. kappa) in which the work is placed in a broader perspective within the subject area. It is possible, although less common, to write the thesis as a monograph. In addition to their studies, doctoral students are usually offered some form of department duties, such as teaching and similar activities, up to 20% of the time.
Feel free to contact the director of doctoral studies if you have further questions.