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Foundation Course II in Disability Research, 12.5 credits

Course information

Research education subject

  • Disability Sciences

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Course date

September 2020

The course is part of the courses offered within the Swedish Institute for Disability Research (SIDR) doctoral studies and is compulsory for doctoral and licentiate admitted at SIDR.

Course main content

  • System theory
  • Intersectionality
  • Methodological problems in interdisciplinary research
  • Disability science possibilities and limitations
  • Disability role of science in society
  • People's responsibility for how research is used

Teaching formats

Literature studies, lectures, seminars and oral and written presentations. The course is based on the participants' active participation in seminars.

Teaching is mainly in English, but lectures in Swedish may occur.


The course for autumn 2020 will be in Swedish only. If interested in applying, please see the Swedish website for more information. 


Course coordinator: Stephen Widén

Examiner: Elina Mäki-Torkko

Course administration: This is an email address