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Doctoral course

Qualitative Method, 7.5 credits

Course information

Research education subject

  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Gender Studies
  • History
  • Human Geography
  • Language Studies
  • Legal Sciences
  • Media and Communication Studies
  • Musicology
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Studies in the Humanities

Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus


Course description

The course discusses research design, methods for data collection and analysis, as well as opportunities and limitations in relation to different methodological points of departure. Qualitative methods are discussed and analysed from power- and intersectional perspectives. The course consists of two parts: one joint introductory part (2.5 credits) and one specialization part (5 credits), with in-depth studies of ethnography, interviews, or text and discourse analysis. The student selects one of these specialisations.

Do you wish to take another of the parts, please contact research administrator Frida Wirsén.

Admission requirements

To gain access to the course and complete the examinations included in the course, the applicant must be admitted to a doctoral programme at Örebro University.

The applicant must have received passing grade in course(s) about qualitative methods, including 7.5 credits, on bachelor and/or master level, or in other ways gained corresponding knowledge.


Course date: Next occasion will be Autumn 2024
Study rate: Part-time studies 
Language of instruction: English
Number of participants: 20
Practical information: The course have a specialization part with in-depth studies (5 credits). The PhD-student selects one or more of these specialisations.

If you have any qustions about this, please contact Magnus Boström about it.