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Culture and Education

Interior from Södertörn UniversityThe School of Culture and Education includes the following subjects: English, Aesthetics, Aesthetic Learning Processes, Philosophy, Gender Studies, Art History, Comparative Literature, Media and Communication Studies, Education, Rhetoric and Swedish, as well as Teacher Education and the Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.

Teachers and researchers at the school largely work across subject boundaries, and Teacher Education involves teachers from a number of subjects at the school and from other academic schools at the university.

Doctoral studies

Third-cycle courses and study programmes

Doctoral studies at the School of Culture and Education are offered in ten different subjects. Seven of the subjects are included in the research area of Critical and Cultural Theory.  

Critical and Cultural Theory can award doctoral (third-cycle) degrees in seven subjects: Aesthetics, Art History, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies, Media and Communication Studies, Philosophy, and the Theory of Practical Knowledge. Doctoral students in these subjects are admitted by and employed at Södertörn University. 

The other three subjects are: Education, Rhetoric and Swedish. Doctoral students in these subjects are admitted at other universities that can award doctoral degrees, but are employed by and work at Södertörn University. The universities cooperate in these subjects at doctoral level.

Many doctoral students are also associated with the Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) because multidisciplinary research into the Baltic Sea region and Eastern Europe is an important research profile at Södertörn University.

The menu to the right has links to the doctoral students at the School of Culture and Education, doctoral courses and public defence of theses.

For more details about doctoral studies at Södertörn University see this link.