SOS9006 – Thesis seminar: Nearing submission

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Course content

For Ph.D.-students admitted after 1st January 2015.

The fourth and final part of the thesis seminar. Held towards the end of the Ph.D. programme.

Learning outcome

The doctoral research fellow receives feedback during the finalization process and presents the introductory chapter of the thesis.


Ph.D. candidates admitted after 1st January 2015 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.

It is not possible to take this course as a private student. You must have a place on the programme in order to take the exam.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

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

Overlapping courses

1 credit overlaps with SGO9006 – Thesis seminar: Nearing submission


Teaching takes place over one day during the semester. The participants give a brief introduction of their draft (5-10 mins). They will then receive prepared comments from one of the other doctoral research fellows, as well as comments from the Ph.D. Coordinator and the other research fellows.


The draft introductory chapter must be submitted two weeks before the course. Those writing a monograph, must submit both introductory chapter and conclusion. If the doctoral research fellows so wish, they can submit in advance a ‘reader's guide’ describing what kind of comments would be of most value.

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)