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  • 2009-06-15
  • Norway
  • University of Bergen
  • Institute of Foreign Languages (Institutt for fremmedspråk)
  • Sandra Halverson
  • Associate Professor (Førsteamanuensis)
  • Yves Gambier
  • Answers apply to University of Bergen.
  • No – it would be part of a general Phd program.
  • Three years.
  • In principle it should be possible to negotiate a joint degree program.
  • Master’s degree – five years of full-time study.
  • Yes
  • Proposals must be approved by body appointed by Faculty. Specific topic for dissertation chosen by student, but there must be a member of the academic staff who is willing and able to supervise the topic.
  • See attached application form.

    All applicants must demonstrate adequate funding (e.g. stipend). Main criteria for admission are academic qualifications, quality of project proposal, feasibility of project, support in research environment here (advisor, etc).
  • In order to be accepted to the doctoral program, applicants must provide documentation of their funding. Some scholarships are available through the Faculty of Humanities. Students are admitted with external funding of various kinds.
  • In three-year program, one semester of coursework (30 ECTS credits). Of the total 15 credits are linked to a compulsory paper in the theory of science.
  • The remaining 15 credits include theoretical courses to be chosen from those offered here or at collaborating institutions (Nordling network, Norwegian National PhD Research School).
  • The University of Bergen has a PhD Research School in which all doctoral students in linguistics and philology are incorporated. This school is part of a Norwegian national network and of the Nordic network, Nordling.
  • Average expected length (approx. 200-300 pages). Three-year stipend. Dissertation as collection of articles is possible.
  • Yes.
  • Members of the academic staff who hold doctorates. There may be co-advisors from other universities/countries if necessary. There is a contract which outlines the obligations of all parties, but the ‘role’ of the co-advisor is not specified qualitatively.
  • There may be more than one supervisor. It is not highly frequent, but not unusual either.
  • Supervision is currently rather unstructured, though this is the subject of current debate. Both advisors and doctoral students are required to submit progress reports each year. These are submitted to the department, and are then dealt with by the Research Coordinator.
  • Assessment committee with internal administrator (member of committee) and two external members. A lecture is required on a topic determined by the assessment committee. A viva is also required.
  • ? Regulations are currently being revised -
  • See attached application form and agreement document.

    Link to University of Bergen PhD Research School: