About the programme - Design - PhD programme (doctoral degree)
About the programme
About the programme
The PhD program is standardized at 180 credits, 3 years of full-time study.
It is academically linked to the Department of Design, where the main areas are product design, interaction design, graphic and information design, sustainable design, design theory and health-related design.
The doctoral program consists of a coursework part and a thesis part which together must
- provide training in and experience from scientific work and methodology
- be internationally oriented
- be an integral part of the overall research activity at each academic environment
- provide a basis for leading work in business, administration, education and research
A candidate who has completed the program is expected to have achieved the following learning outcomes, defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- is at the forefront of knowledge within their subject area and able to assess the limitations of current knowledge within the field of research
- has knowledge within their subject area's latest theories, methods, issues and academic debate
- has knowledge of basic theories of ethics and sustainability that are relevant to the field of research.
- is able to understand the subject area's relevance in an industrial and social context.
- is able to understand how design and design research can contribute to value creation
- can identify needs for, and motivate for further professional development by formulating, new relevant issues, and to plan research work to answer these
- is able to play an important role in the further development of the scientific field of design
- can handle complex professional issues and challenge established knowledge and practice in the subject area
- can interpret and handle ethical challenges within their field
- can identify new relevant ethical issues and conduct their research with professional integrity
- can disseminate research and development work through recognized national and international channels
- can participate in debates within the subject area in international forums
- can assess the need for, take the initiative and drive innovation
- can carry out research work at a high international scientific level, and to a large degree of independence, with a focus on collaboration with relevant network partners