UV9040B – Research seminar

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UV9040B is organized by the research groups HEDWORKHumStudCLEGCOSER, and the Faculty of Educational Sciences.

The intention of the research seminar is to provide for closer follow-up of the PhD fellows throughout the first two years, as well as to facilitate academic discussions and collaboration.

Participation in the research seminar is a mandatory part of the PhD fellows’ research education, and is to take place during the first two years of the fellowship period. 

The obligatory elements in the research seminar:

  1. Candidates must attend at least seven sessions of the research seminar.
  2. During the first semester, the candidates' project plan shall be presented and discussed.
  3. During the seminar, candidates must also have prepared a response to at least one project plan from a fellow candidate.
  4. Candidates must also have completed midway assessment of their projects.

The midway assessment must be completed before the candidates receive the credits for the research seminar. It can be conducted as an integral part of the seminar session, but can also be conducted outside the scope of this. The midway assessment is organized in collaboration with the research education coordinator in accordance with current practice.

The project presentation during the first semester is a key element of the research seminar as it is important that the fellows relatively quickly revise and focus the project proposal for which they were admitted to the programme. In addition, the seminar may address relevant academic topics, or more generic themes, such as conference presentations/poster presentations.

The supervisor meets when the candidate presents his/her project plan.


Only candidates admitted to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Educational Sciences may attend this seminar. 

Candidates at the Faculty of Educational Sciences should apply through Studentweb 


The seminars have a meeting frequency of least three two-hour meetings per semester. 

You will find the timetable on the semester webpage for this course.


Completed obligatory elements in the research seminar (please see above).

Grading scale

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

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Spring and autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)