IAS offers a unique doctoral training program in Analytical Sociology. Our graduate students receive both theoretical and methodological research training by working in close collaboration with some of the worlds’ leading scholars in Analytical Sociology. Graduate students are part of a collegial team of researchers who conduct cutting-edge research on important social, political, and cultural matters. We strongly emphasize the importance of students developing their research skills not only through course attendance and thesis work but also through scientific collaborations in research projects, as well as through seminar and conference presentations.
The aim of postgraduate training is for the doctoral student to acquire the ability to independently and critically design and implement a qualified research project and to present and disseminate research results and knowledge nationally and internationally, within and outside academia. During postgraduate training, the doctoral student combines courses in theory and method with independent dissertation work. In total, a doctoral degree consists of 240 hp. This is equivalent to four years of study including three years of dissertation work. Throughout the PhD program the doctoral student is employed with a centrally regulated wage ladder.