8 PhDs at The Faculty of Humanities, Denmark

Deadline: 3 February 2011
Open to: holders of a Master’s degree or to receive it by 31 August 2011
Salary: in accordance with the rules of the uni, Ministry of Finance

The Faculty of Humanities’ Graduate School at the University of Copenhagen is inviting applications for 8 PhD scholarships all starting 1 September 2011 for a period of up to three years. PhD projects may be related to one of the following subject areas:

1. Literary culture in Denmark after 1870 (Nordic Philology, Scandinavian Studies, General and Applied Linguistics)
2. Cognition and Communication (Education, Philosophy, Rhetoric, Film and Media Studies)
3. Material culture and the materialization of culture (History, Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek and Latin)
4. Cultural memory and the construction of identities in the modern world (Middle Eastern Studies, Asian Studies, Arctic Studies, Eskimology, History of Religion,
Native American Languages and Cultures, Eastern European Studies, Minority Studies,
Comparative Cultural Studies)
5. Transnational and Migration Studies (English, German and Romance Languages and Literature)
6. Globalisation in practice (Art History, Theatre and Dance Studies, Comparative Literature, Musicology)
7. Primary Sources for the Study of the Scandinavian Languages (Old Norse-Icelandic, Dialectology, Name Research, Runology)
8. Language Technology (Language Technology)

Employment as a PhD student occurs pursuant to the applicable rules of the Faculty of Humanities, as well as between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Under this agreement, the PhD student is obliged – without further remuneration – to carry out allotted work to an extent corresponding to a total of 840 working hours in the case of a three-year contract.

The PhD student will be working at the same department of the faculty as the supervisor. Daily presence at the department is expected.

Enrolment as a PhD student at the Faculty of Humanities’ Graduate School is a precondition for employment as a PhD student. A description of the PhD study programme is available here.


Applicants need to hold a two-year Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or the equivalent, or expect to receive such by 31 August 2011. Applicants shall have submitted their thesis at the time of application, to the extent the thesis forms part of their Master’s program.

Applicants with a non-Danish Master’s degree will have their degree assessed by The Danish Agency for International Education to establish, if the Master’s degree is equivalent to a Danish Master’s degree. More information about The Danish Agency for International Education is available here.

Application procedure

Applications shall be submitted via the electronic application system efond.

The following enclosures to the application need to be submitted:

* A certified copy of the applicant’s Master’s degree diploma
* A certified copy of transcript of records
* If the MA diploma and/or examination records are in another language than English, Danish, Norwegian or Swedish, please include a translation into either of these languages in your application.

Application deadline: 3 February 2011


For any further questions, please contact the PhD Centre by e-mail ([email protected]) or tel. +45 24 94 25 54 (Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.00 og 12.00 AM).

The official webpage.

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