PhD in Science of Professions

The PhD in Science of Professions is a 3-year full-time programme that includes a training component and research work at a high scientific level. The programme highlights current, socially relevant issues that put the field of professional practice at the centre, and will contribute to innovative processes in professions. The programme is regionally anchored, shall be nationally preferred and internationally recognised, and will generate new knowledge relevant to national policy in health and education, among other things. The interdisciplinary study programme is jointly managed by the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FSH) and the Faculty of Education and Arts (FLU) at Nord University.

Programme description

The PhD in Science of Professions is a 3-year full-time programme that includes a training component and research work at a high scientific level. The programme highlights current, socially relevant issues that put the field of professional practice at the centre, and will contribute to innovative processes in professions. The programme is regionally anchored, shall be nationally preferred and internationally recognised, and will generate new knowledge relevant to national policy in health and education, among other things. The interdisciplinary study programme is jointly managed by the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences (FSH) and the Faculty of Education and Arts (FLU) at Nord University.

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Admission requirements

For admission to the PhD programme, the applicant must normally have a master's degree of 120 ECTS credits. The programme is a natural extension of master's programmes (such as nursing, teacher education, sports) at Nord University, but is also an options for candidates who have a master's degree in other fields, and for studies of other professions.

For admission to a PhD in professional studies, a grade B or better weighted average of a higher degree is normally required.

See the supplementary description in §6(1) and §6(2) of the Regulations for the degree of philosophiae doctor (PhD) at Nord University , as well as supplementary guidelines for the PhD in Professional Studies for a more detailed description of the provisions for admission. After individual assessment, Nord University may approve another equivalent education as a basis for admission. Exceptions may also be granted from the requirement for a B average for applicants who, through documentation, e.g. publication of scientific articles or participation in research projects, can show basic scientific understanding and insight, reflection, independence and analytical thinking at a higher degree level.

When applying for admission, a description of the research project and documentation of full funding of the study period must be presented. Private financing such as own or family funds or the like is not normally accepted as financing. The final project description, developed in collaboration with the supervisor, including the plan for the implementation of the PhD programme (training component and independent research work) is approved by the dean of the candidate's faculty, at the recommendation of the working committee.

Study abroad

The faculties provide administrative support and the opportunity to apply for financial support, so that the individual candidate can complete study stays abroad. The stay shall be at a recognised educational or research institution, or any other relevant academic environment, where it is possible to work with research issues related to the research work/thesis. If this is not possible, the stay can be at another Norwegian educational institution. Other schemes that ensure that the candidate gains insight into alternative academic and research traditions related to the thesis issues can also be assessed by the working committee for the PhD programme. In addition to allowing the candidates to leave, the faculties also bring in guest researchers, and facilitate the candidate to be included in international networks.

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Admission based on individual applications
ECTS Credits 180
Study level Ph.D
Scope Full time
Teaching language English and Norwegian
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline Admission based on individual applications

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