Ph.D. in the study of professional praxis

PhD degree in the study of Professional Praxis

The PhD programme is a 3-year full-time programme of study (180 ECTS) that includes an academic training component (30 ECTS), as well as an independent, supervised research project at a high academic level.

The final project plan for each candidate’s PhD study is designed in consultation between the candidate, advisor(s) and the candidate’s faculty.

The PhD programme in the study of Professional Praxis is an interdisciplinary and interfaculty doctoral degree administrated by the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FSH) and the Faculty of Education and Arts (FLU).

The PhD programme’s academic field of research is Professional Praxis, with Practical Knowledge as its core area. The scientific focus of the PhD programme includes professional praxis and action-based knowledge, as well as principles for knowledge-development research in professional praxis. The programme is particularly oriented towards those studying for professional qualifications at Nord University, irrespective of subject matter or level, but also addresses all types of occupational fields and professions.

Programme description

The PhD programme is a 3-year full-time programme of study (180 ECTS) that includes an academic training component (30 ECTS), as well as an independent, supervised research project at a high academic level.

The final project plan for each candidate’s PhD study is designed in consultation between the candidate, advisor(s) and the candidate’s faculty.

The PhD programme in the study of Professional Praxis is an interdisciplinary and interfaculty doctoral degree administrated by the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FSH) and the Faculty of Education and Arts (FLU).

The PhD programme’s academic field of research is Professional Praxis, with Practical Knowledge as its core area. The scientific focus of the PhD programme includes professional praxis and action-based knowledge, as well as principles for knowledge-development research in professional praxis. The programme is particularly oriented towards those studying for professional qualifications at Nord University, irrespective of subject matter or level, but also addresses all types of occupational fields and professions.

Admission requirements

For admission to the PhD programme, the applicant must normally have a master's degree of 120 credits or the equivalent; cf. descriptions in the second cycle of the qualification framework. For admission to the PhD programme in the study of professional praxis, an average grade of B or better is normally required from the last two years of the master's degree work (corresponding to 120 credits) or equivalent education. See the more detailed description in the Regulations for the degree of Philosophiae doctor (PhD) at Nord University Section 5-1 and the PhD in the study of professional praxis, supplementary provisions to this.

By special assessment, Nord University may approve other equivalent education as a basis for admission.

Study abroad

Measures are required during the course of study that contribute towards internationalization. It is desirable for the individual PhD research fellow to study for a minimum period of 3 months at a foreign academic institution that has a relevant specialist environment, and for this period of study abroad to be included in the progress plan submitted with the application for admission to the study. PhD fellows who for any reason are unable to spend a semester abroad can meet the internationalization requirement by planning to participate in international PhD courses or research school, and/or to give presentations at International academic conferences with peer review. The candidate’s main advisor has a particular responsibility to introduce the candidate to relevant international academic environments.



Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Continuous admission

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Continuous admission

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