PhD candidates

Courses for Faculty of Humanities PhD candidates

All PhD candidates at the Faculty of Humanities follow skills development courses and theoretical courses, alongside their research, to prepare them for their (post-) PhD work.

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Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research

The Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR) is the Faculty of Humanities' research institute. The positions available in the Humanities are published here. On the UvA website you will find more information on doing a doctoral programme at the university.

PhD Educational plan

The programme is made up of two components:

  1. Skills development courses at the Graduate School of Humanities (minimum of 5 ECTS).
  2. Courses in specific subject areas at a national research school (minimum of 15 ECTS). The doctoral candidate selects a research school in consultation with his/her doctoral thesis supervisor.

The package of courses is determined within a month after appointment and forms part of the doctoral training and educational plan.

Skills development courses at the Graduate School of Humanities

Candidates can choose from four generic categories of skills development courses: organisation, co-operation and networking, communication and presentation, and preparing for the future (in or outside academia). Each category includes both compulsory and elective courses.

Students apply for courses by filling in the online application form found below.

Contact person Graduate School of Humanities

For questions please contact Marten Hidma or Margreet Vermeulen, staff members of the research department.
Tel. +31 (0)20 525 5086 (Marten Hidma).

Education at the national research schools

There are fifteen national research schools in the field of the Humanities.The curricula for PhD candidates are published on their respective websites. PhD candidates can choose from the following fifteen national research schools. ILLC PhD students can reach a different agreement in consultation.

Published by  Graduate School of Humanities

20 January 2017