Individual Specialization

Third-cycle level | 7.5 credits | Course code: SFGS374
HT 2020
Study period: 2020-10-01 - 2020-11-09
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in Swedish but can be given in English if necessary
Application period: 2020-09-30 - 2020-10-10

Course description

The course aims to familiarize the doctoral student with factors of relevance to the proposed dissertation work. These may concern region, theory or method. The student will discuss the importance of these factors for understanding the dissertation’s research object. The course also covers the way in which earlier studies in the research field have made use of concepts from regional, theoretical or methodological discourses and will explore how the dissertation work may problematize these. Finally, the course aims to evaluate knowledge about particular factors for defining relevant research questions and making methodological, analytical and ethical considerations.

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

General entrance requirements for studies in the third cycle.


The course is given for PhD students in Social Anthropology at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.

Course syllabus



School of Global Studies


Social Science

Type of course

Subject area course


Socialantropolgi, Social Anthropology