Doctoral education examines the conditions and opportunities of teaching using research questions that spring from the teaching profession. What does it cover? How is teaching shaped by different cultural and socio-political contexts? Research is characterised by a critical approach that includes today’s multicultural, multilingual and medialised society.
It initially includes two subjects, Swedish and Education, which are related to Teacher Education Research examines teaching and learning and the questions are based on the daily lives of teachers. In the subject of Swedish, emphasis is placed on the interaction between different contexts and linguistic forms of expression, and there is a striving for openness towards a diversity of approaches to, and flows within, linguistics. An interdisciplinary approach is applied and research is focused on societally relevant issues.
Doctoral education in Education focuses on the people’s potential for change. Studies focus on the nurture, education and teaching of both the individual and the collective.
Södertörn University received permission to award licentiate and doctoral degree in the area of Studies in the Educational Sciences from the Swedish Higher Education Authority in November 2017. The first doctoral students were admitted in the autumn of 2018, and the aim is to expand doctoral education with more subjects in the future. The subjects that are currently included have close links to Teacher Education at Södertörn University, which provides programmes that are a large part of the university’s teaching activities.
For more information about admission regulations and entry requirments please visit our swedish page.