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PhD courses

Graduate School, Arts offers a variety of courses for PhD students.

The course programme consists of the following:

  • Mandatory courses for PhD students enrolled at Graduate School, Arts:
    • "Introduction to PhD supervision for PhD students at Arts"
      For further information please see this page.
    • "Introduction to university teaching for PhD students"
      For further information please see this page.
    • "Research Integrity and Ethics"
      The Graduate School offers this course three times a year (twice in Danish and one in English). 
  • How to get published
    PhD students enrolled at Arts are given 1 ECTS for completing this course.  
  • Planning and controlling a PhD Project
  • Courses for PhD students at Aarhus University
    • PhD Course in Authentic Leadership
      How come some leaders are followed, whilst others are not? What does it take to be a great leader? The purpose of the PhD course in ‘Authentic Leadership’ is to contribute to PhD training through discovering as well as nurturing and developing leadership authenticity skills among PhD researchers.
        15 March 2021 - Submission of application essay
        19 March 2021 - Feedback and acceptance letter
        31 March 2021: Registration & payment of fee  
      For further infirmation please see this page.
    • Conference Presentations: Preparation and Delivery
      This course aims to provide PhD students with insight into the key characteristics of effective academic oral presentations, as well as with knowledge and tools to develop skills and confidence in communicating research-related material in English. 
      For further information please see this page.
    • Introduction to Research Writing in English
      Raise your awareness of the characteristics of research writing and improve your research writing skills with this hands-on PhD course.
      For further information please see this page.

  • Programme specific courses

  • Transferable skills courses


PhD students enrolled at Graduate School, Arts, should contact their main supervisor for the planning of course attendance. 


Besides 2 of the mandatory PhD courses the Centre for Teaching Development and Digital Media offers a number of other PhD courses.

External PhD courses offered by other Danish institutions can be found in the national course database "PhD courses in Denmark".

PhD Courses at Graduate School, Arts

Fri 01 Sep
00:00-00:00 | online
Online Course in Web Archives and Web Archiving
Online course. Participation from work or from home, and at convenient time. Exact course starts are agreed between participants and course instructors, and the course may be offered more than once per year for different participants.
Thu 21 Jan
00:00-00:00 | Aarhus C.
Ph.d. Workshop - Emperiværksted
Kurset er en workshop, hvor der arbejdes med alle slags ph.d.projekter, der bygger på kvalitativ empiri. Det er således en transdisciplinær workshop, hvor vi undersøger og diskuterer hinandens empiri og dens sammenhæng med projektets formål. Det er således et ikke et gængs kursus f.eks. med gennemgang af forskningsmetoder.
Wed 03 Feb
00:00-00:00 | Campus Aarhus
Political Theory and Intellectual History
Political theory and intellectual history is in many ways a cross-field in which historians, philosophers, political scientists, and anthropologists analyse the way in which political theory influences political phenomena and vice versa. Unlike traditional intellectual history, scholars working within this cross-field do not merely attempt to reconstruct political thought and what really happened. Rather, the purpose of conducting intellectual history is to develop political theories and concepts, which can be used to develop general theories of politics and to analyse contemporary as well as historical phenomena.