Ph.d.-programme (doctoral degree)

PhD in Social Anthropology

A man is cutting plants

Our doctoral programme is aimed at preparing professional anthropologists able to perform both in academia as well as in the public and private research and policy sectors.

Candidates pursue their own research projects (which normally involve at least one year of ethnographic fieldwork) under the supervision of a staff member. They must also take courses on philosophy of science, anthropological theory, and research methods. We cooperate with Norway's other departments through the Network for Anthropological PhD Training in Norway. Under this framework we host the PhD Course in Ethnographic Method SANT8004 and our doctoral candidates usually also take the Newer Anthropological Theory course hosted jointly by the universities of Bergen and Oslo.

List of current doctoral projects click here

List of recently defended doctoral projects click here

List of staff research interests click here

Contact: Phd Coordinator Carla Dahl Jørgensen. email:



Research activity and projects at Department Social Anthropology


Contact info

Phone: +47 73 59 65 52

Postal address:
Department of Social Anthropology
NTNU Dragvoll
N-7491 Trondheim, Norway

Visiting address:
Campus Dragvoll, Building 7, level 4