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Research Supervision

Practical Information

Language, Admission requirements, Application deadline and Scope

  • This course runs parallel in  Norwegian and English
  • Application deadline Fall 2022: closed

  • Application deadline Spring 2023: 30.11.2022​​​​​​

  • The Introductory module must be started and preferably completed before you apply for the course

  • 30 hours

    Course sessions Fall 2022

    The participants will present their work in a brief report that they will bring to the final half-day for presentation and discussion

    Course sessions in Research Supervision

    Course sessions Spring 2023

    The participants will present their work in a brief report that they will bring to the final half-day for presentation and discussion


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    Why choose this module?

    Supervising students in their research work is an essential task for academic teachers. Nevertheless, no formal training is required. There are a few areas where supervisors may share their experiences. The course aims to provide you with insight into varied cultures of research supervision that exist at the University and inspire you to develop your supervision skills further. The course deals with the supervising of PhD students.

    In this module, you learn about

    • The relationship between supervisor and student
    • Emotional aspects in research supervision
    • Supervision and ambitions
    • Challenges for students and supervisors in different phases of the supervisory process
    • Tools for feedback on written work
    • Quality assurance of research supervision
    • Internationalization and supervision
    • Ethical guidelines for supervision



    The first day starts with discussions of discipline-specific cultures of supervision. The follow up are theme-specific discussions of different aspects of research supervision followed by summaries/comments by the course leader.

    During the second day, the participants explore topics they would like to look in-depth into to expand their repertoire of supervisory competencies. We will supplement group work, exchange experiences and opinions with research findings, relevant regulations and practical advice. The participants are informed about guidelines for their development work and formulate issues they want to explore further.

    In the period up to the next course meeting, the participants will try out ‘new’ strategies in their supervision and reflect systematically on their experiences. They will present and open for discussing their work in a brief report on the final half-day.

    Spring 2023

    Application deadline : 30.11.2022

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