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Education The Faculty Graduate Schools Graduate School of Religion, Culture and Society PhD Programme

PhD Training Programme

of the Faculty of Religion, Culture and Society

The main part of your PhD programme, performing research independently, takes place under the supervision of at least two experts on your research subject. The results of your research are written down in a PhD thesis. It is also possible to obtain your PhD based on articles (to be) published in scientific journals. After a successful defense, you will be awarded with a PhD degree that is internationally esteemed and recognized.

In four year PhD programmes, the training programme usually amounts to 30 ECTS credits (1 credit is 28 hours of study) and is a mix of practical skill courses, and in-depth courses regarding the research subject. Attending a conference, andresearch seminars or other activities can also count towards credits. Your training programme will be developed after admission, in collaboration with your supervisors and the Graduate School.

Training in research ethics and academic integrity is a compulsory part of the programme. You can fulfill this requirement by joining the sessions on ethics and integrity organized yearly in the third block of the year (starting in February), together with the research master students. You can find the schedule for these sessions via the schedule generator; search for the course 'generic academic skills' then contact the course coordinator. If you prefer to fulfill this requirement in another way, please discuss this with your supervisors and the director of the graduate school.

Last modified:29 August 2023 12.33 p.m.