SOS9001 – Thesis seminar: Introduction

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

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Course content

First part of a four-part thesis seminar. Held during the first semester of the Ph.D-programme.

Learning outcome

Doctoral research fellows submit project outlines before the course starts and present their projects to other doctoral research fellows and heads of research/PhD coordinators at the department. The choice of genre for the thesis – monograph or article-based – will be covered.


Ph.D. candidates at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography must register via StudentWeb. The registration deadline is four weeks before the course starts in each semester.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

Participants must be enrolled on the Ph.D. programme in sociology.

Overlapping courses

1 credits overlap with SGO9001 – Thesis seminar: Introduction


Teaching takes place over one day during the semester. The following points will be covered:

1. Study plan for the Ph.D.-programme.
2 Genre: articles or monograph.
3. Various details and questions from the doctoral research fellows.
4. Introduction of the projects and discussion.


In order to pass the seminar, doctoral research fellows must submit a project outline 10 days before the seminar, and present this to the other participants.

Attendance combined with the oral and written presentations will form the basis for determining whether the doctoral research fellow has passed the seminar. This applies to all parts of the thesis seminar.


Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.

Facts about this course






Spring and autumn


Spring and autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)