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Educational Sciences for Teacher Education


This PhD program focuses on teacher education and vocational training within a national and international context. The programme is characterised by its focus on teaching, learning and socialisation in sociocultural and historical contexts. The programme is currently offered in Norwegian only.

  • Application Procedures and Admission Requirements

    Admission to this PhD programme is continuous. To apply you need a five-year master's degree or equivalent in teacher education or other qualifications in teaching education, educational sciences, or development studies.

    Detailed information about admission (

    Temporary suspension of admissions 

    The Faculty of Education and International Studies has introduced a temporary suspension of admissions for external applicants to the PhD programme in Educational Science for Teacher Education for the period between 1 August 2020 - 31 July 2021. By external applicants, we hereby mean persons who receive funding a) from other faculties/units at OsloMet than LUI or b)from institutions other than OsloMet. The resumption date is set at 1 August 2021 unless otherwise stated. 

  • About the Programme

    This PhD programme is multidisciplinary and teacher education and professionalism is explored by multiple methodologies and by comparative analysis. The target group of the PhD programme in Educational Sciences is dedicated individuals seeking theoretical challenges and qualifications as researchers in the field of educational sciences for teacher education.

    The programme aims at offering

    • high quality post graduate studies
    • a stimulating and international research environment for PhD candidates
    • contributions to research for teacher education at an international level
    • an assurance that the PhD candidates complete their degrees within the nominal length of study
    • an attractive and good learning environment for PhD candidates

    The programme offers several courses and candidates from other programmes may apply for admission to the individual research courses.

    The programme is currently offered in Norwegian only. However, specific courses may be provided in English.

    Please note that you need funding to be qualified for admission to our PhD programme.

  • Programme Description

    For more information about this PhD programme, take a look at the programme description ( in Norwegian).

  • Courses

  • Career

    This PhD programme qualifies you for a research career at universities and university colleges, as well as for positions in the public and private sector that require high academic qualifications.

    You will qualify for research, education, development and other activities where there is requirement for a high level of scientific knowledge of teacher education, school and early childhood education and care, and socialisation. The programme develops theory of knowledge in teacher education as a separate field of research.

    The programme has a distinctive scientific profile, as it connects research in and on teacher education and profession with research in and on professional practice in kindergartens and schools. The research is viewed from a national and an international perspective.

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