During their employment, doctoral students write their theses, take courses and participate in seminars, workshops and conferences. Normally they also work part-time as teaching assistants in undergraduate programmes at Södertörn University. BEEGS' doctoral students receive a salary, office space and other benefits for a period of four years.
BEEGS' doctoral students normally spend a period of their PhD education at CBEES (Centre for Baltic and East European Studies) in a multidisciplinary environment with area specialists, and attend academic events and seminars. During this time, they participate in the doctoral course Contemporary Research into the Baltic Sea Region and Eastern Europe, 7.5 credits, and other courses offered by CBEES/BEEGS. They also participate in an annual internal conference specifically designed for junior scholars to present their ongoing research.
Parallel to these activities at CBEES/BEEGS, doctoral students also take postgraduate courses within their own disciplines and research areas and begin to work on their theses in cooperation with their supervisors. The supervisors may be employed at Södertörn University or at another university.
During their last years, doctoral students continue to participate in activities, postgraduate courses, workshops, conferences, seminars etc. arranged by CBEES/BEEGS, while spending most of their time at the school at Södertörn University that hosts their research area and subject:
Applications for admission are usually invited once per year. For more information about vacant position, please visit Södertörn University vacant positions.