The PhD program provides knowledge, skills and expertise in line with the Norwegian qualifications framework.
The Society, Development and Planning programme of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) qualifies graduates for future research and teaching at academic institutions, as well as for management activities and the business sector in general, where there are high demands for scientific insight and analytical thinking.
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The programme has three compulsory courses, each equivalent to 5 credits, which focus on general research skills.
- Framing the PhD (PHD405) is compulsory for all of the PhD students in the programme during the autumn of Year 1. This is a start-up course to help students successfully delimit, specify and prepare a work plan for the PhD study process. Students also acquire general skills in obtaining information and using literature.
- Academic Writing» (PHD406), held once or twice a year, is also a compulsory course.
- A course in theory of science and research ethics is also compulsory. The faculty holds annual courses in theory of science and ethics (PHD415) of special relevance for research in societal development and planning.
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesSociology International Development Sustainable Development
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A master's degree with a scope of at least 120 credits (ECTS) that is based on a bachelor’s degree of minimum 180 credits (ECTS), or a cand.med.vet. degree, or an integrated master’s degree with a scope of minimum 300 credits (ECTS).
- English language skills.
- You must be able to document provision of full funding for the entire contract period (i.e. 3 years full-time study). The most common form of financing is the appointment of a PhD fellowship position.
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 36 months.
Since NMBU is a publicly funded state university, there are no tuition fees. However, most students must pay a small semester fee.
Living costs for Ås
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
Updated in the last 6 months
Check the official programme website for potential updates.