The objective of this handbook is to provide information mainly for present and prospective PhD students at the University of Agder (UiA), but also supervisors, other UiA staff and members of evaluation committees might find it useful.
The PhD handbook is based on the regulations for the degree of Philosophiae Doctor (PhD) at the University of Agder. However, this handbook does not cover all the details described in the regulations, and the reader of the handbook is encouraged to find additional information in the PhD regulations of UiA. PhD students are expected to acquaint themselves with the PhD regulations before entering their doctoral training period.
Regulations for the PhD degree at UiA as well as supplementary regulations for the different PhD programmes at UiA are available in both Norwegian and English.
In addition to the PhD regulations, information in this handbook is collected from the action plan for PhD degrees (Handlingsplan for forskerutdanning ved UiA) and other relevant documents.
This handbook provides general information about doctoral training at UiA. Procedures may vary slightly between the different faculties and doctoral programmes. Some faculties have made separate instructions for their PhD students, providing more details than those available in this handbook. Please consult the specific faculty/doctoral programme for more information.
The first part of the handbook presents the structure of the doctoral training and other general information. After that, the handbook follows the course of doctoral training from application to graduation, presenting the most essential phases of the training. Links to further information and relevant documents – in English and Norwegian – are included at the end of each chapter. Most links are in both languages, but please notice that some documents are only available in Norwegian whereas some of them exist in English only.
This handbook has been composed by the Division of Research Management of UiA. The latest version of the handbook is always available here on our website.