Final phase doctoral students: From doctoral student to PhD

This is module 3 of the Development programme for doctoral students aimed at doctoral students who have reached the final phase of their doctoral education (term 7 and onwards) and is undertaken in collaboration with supervisors.

The module encompasses a total of nine hours for doctoral students and five hours for supervisors. All sessions are held in English.

Module content

Module 3 aims to increase the opportunities for doctoral students to cope with the role as a researcher and thus allow for a continued career after the doctoral education. The module is open to doctoral students at the final phase of the doctoral education (term 7 and onwards) and consists of three integrated seminars/themes with focus on:

  1. entering the final phase
  2. keeping going with your eyes set on the target
  3. finishing one career step and starting the next

The module thereby contributes to the doctoral students' transition to a career after the doctoral education.

Expected outcome

After having completed the module, participants should:

  • Have developed self-awareness of the strengths and weaknesses that will affect their transition to the next career step.
  • Have the ability to reflect on and evaluate their position as a doctoral student in the final phase of the doctoral education.
  • Have developed an action plan for their continued career.

Form of instruction

This module is held by professionals with broad expertise in psychology and extensive experience of doctoral students' unique work environment and work conditions. The teaching consists of a combination of introductory lectures, seminars, and workshops where examples are taken from the doctoral students' own context.

As part of the training, participants are expected to work with preparatory assignments and home assignments, partly in interaction with their supervisor.

Scheduled sessions for doctoral students

Introduction and seminar 1: Entering the final phase
 6 November 2020
Time: 10:00-12:00
Place: Triple Helix

Seminar 2: Keeping going with your eyes set on the target
 20 November 2020
Time: 09:00-12:00
Place: S302, Social Science Building

Seminar 3: Finishing one career step and starting the next
Date: 4 December 2020
Time: 09:00-12:00 (final hour together with supervisors)
Place: Universitetsklubben

Scheduled sessions for supervisors of "Module 3: Final phase doctoral students"

Introduction and supervisor seminar 1: To support doctoral students in the final phase
5 November 2020
Triple Helix

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Supervisor seminar 2: Doctoral students' work environment
Date: 9 November 2020
Time: 10:00-12:00
Place: Universitetsklubben

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Supervisor seminar 3: Follow-up and reflection
Date: 4 December 2020
Time: 11:00-12:00 (together with the doctoral students)
Place: Universitetsklubben

Apply to the programme

Before applying to the programme, you must have received consent from one of your supervisors who will also take the programme with you.

Application form 

for more information, please contact

Mattias Jacobsson
+46 90-786 61 47

APPLication form

Apply now for the next Development programme for doctoral students.

Module 2 starts in Januari 2020
Module 3 starts in November 2020
Module 1 starts in September 2020

You do not need to have taken the previous module to apply for the following one. However, it is recommended to start with module 1.


Mattias Jacobsson