phd programme (doctoral education)

PhD programme in Language and Linguistics

– Learning objectives

The candidate:
- has extensive knowledge about and is highly updated on, theory and methods in his/her academic field
- has a command of and can discuss the field’s philosophy of science and methodological questions, and connect these to general theories of science
- can tie his/her own project and academic interests to a wider academic and societal context

The candidate:
- can contribute to the development of new knowledge, theories, methods, interpretations and forms of documentation in the field
- can evaluate the expediency and application of different theories, methods and processes in research and scholarly development projects
- can formulate problems, plan and carry out research and scholarly development work that elicits an international response in the field
- can handle complex academic issues
- can write a variety of academic texts in the field and reflect upon the writing process
- can evaluate critically and give constructive feedback on academic works in the field
- can reflect on practices in the field, supplement existing knowledge and contribute to innovation in the field

The candidate
- can identify, reflect upon and handle relevant ethical issues, both in research and professionally, and conduct research with academic integrity
- can put academic issues into a historical and societal context
- can relate to, get an overview of and synthesize large amounts of text and data, handle complexity and communicate results
- can contribute in interdisciplinary projects and research communities
- can communicate research and development work in national and international arenas in genres and languages adapted to different audiences, both verbally and in writing