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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.
    • "Integrity and Ethics"
      The Graduate School offers this course three times a year (twice in Danish and one in English). 
         - Course 1:  4.6.2020 og 29.6.2020, Aarhus (Danish)
         - Course 2:  25.8.2020 og 17.9.2020, Aarhus (Danish)
         - Course 3:  5.11.2020 og 1.12.2020, Aarhus (English)
      Information about the course incl. registration deadlines will be sent directly to all enrolled PhD students at Graduate School, Arts via e-mail.  
      Course description: English versionDanish version

  • 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
    • Communicating Research Impact
      The course is open to PhD students and post docs. The PhD student should be nearing completion of their dissertation. The aim of the course is to communicate the impact of research expertise to potential stakeholders outside of the university.
      Registration deadline: 21 September 2020.
      For further information 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.
Mon 07 Dec
10:00-10:00 | Online Event
Beyond participation: Reaching institutional openings
A methodology workshop on new approaches to the research of the changing institutional contexts of contemporary theatre and art production, organized by Prof. Alexandra Portmann, Bern University/CH, and Prof. Peter M. Boenisch, Aarhus University/DK.
Thu 10 Dec
00:00-00:00 | Campus Emdrup
Embodied Cognition - grounded and linguistic bodies
'Embodied Cognition' introduces the contemporary embodied cognition perspective, including 'grounded' cognition, with a focus on implications for learning and education. The course traverses the idea of direct experiences as a substantial part of every learning experience. This claim is central to the field ‘Grounded cognition’ (GC), an overall term for new cognitive and neuroscience theories that emphasise situated and bodily cognition (e.g. Shapiro, 2011). According to the CG approach immediate perception of our physical and social surroundings shapes behaviours and actions as well as the co-occurring linguistic knowledge (meaning-making activity) about the situation.