They will be able to shape theoretical innovations, political reforms, and practical developments. Based on Luxembourg’s multicultural location, as one of the capital cities of the European Union, and at the intersection of French and German speaking worlds, a decidedly international perspective is pursued in all activities.
Combining historical, educational and cultural analysis with sociology, psychology, and sociolinguistics, the Doctoral School in Educational Sciences at the University of Luxembourg covers all relevant disciplines involved in contemporary research on education. With the special focus on the challenges facing societies today, our doctoral candidates develop the knowledge, principles, and skills needed to analyze educational programs, policies, and practices. After completing their doctoral work, the Doctoral School’s graduates go on to serve in the academy, in educational policy or in educational organizations at all levels.
The Doctoral School offers an ambitious international and interdisciplinary postgraduate program leading to a PhD in Education, History, Sociology, Psychology, and Linguistics. To cover this disciplinary breadth, three different research programs are offered.
The Doctoral School in Educational Sciences not only provides space for conducting individual research, but also differentiates three different training levels:
Doctoral candidates should collect 20 ECTS credit points (ideally within the first two years of the PhD): a min. of 10 ECTS within level 1 (courses in own field of study), a min. of 7 ECTS within level 2 (interdisciplinary colloquium) and a min. of 3 ECTS within level 3 (transferable skill trainings). It is also possible to receive ECTS through research activities or scientific contributions such as writing reviews or publishing articles (level 1) as well as presenting at conferences (level 2).
Preferred language competences are English, German, and / or French. English is the main, but not the only course language.
Interested candidates should:
Interviews will provide an opportunity to discuss interests, qualifications, knowledge, and experiences as well as answer questions about the Doctoral School’s various programs and the Faculty’s diverse research projects.
According to the regulations of the University of Luxembourg, admission is subject to the official approval by the University President. In exceptional cases, “co-tutelles” (joint PhDs) are possible in which the committee’s subject-specific or country-specific competencies are to be extended.
Applicants can apply twice per year by sending a completed Statement of Interest together with the annexes specified in the form.
A Ph.D. can be earned at the University of Luxembourg with or without financial aid. Ph.D. candidates are advised to discuss the matter with their dissertation supervisor as soon as possible. The list of funding sources below is not exhaustive, incidentally.
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