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.
The programme is made up of two components:
The package of courses is determined within a month after appointment and forms part of the doctoral training and educational plan (OBP).
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 basic and elective courses.
The Amsterdam Institute for Humanities Research (AIHR) is the Faculty of Humanities' research institute. On the AIHR website you can find more information about doing a PhDs in the Humanities. 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.