Admission for single courses PhD in Bildung and Pedagogical Practices

Courses related to the PhD program in Bildung and Pedagogical Practices are primarily for candidates who are admitted to the PhD program, but will also be open to other applicants.

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Courses offered Fall 2022 

PHD901 Bildung and pedagogical practices, weeks 39 and 44, course coordinator: Tom Are Trippestad

PHD908 Critical mathematics education: teaching and research, week 33, course coordinators: Rune Herheim



Six weeks before the course starts.

Admission requirements

Admission to the PhD courses normally requires a five-year Master's degree or equivalent within teacher education, other pedagogical education, educational science, development studies or a Master's degree from a relevant study program (normally with grade A or B).


When the number of applicants for PhD courses exceeds the admission capacity, the following criteria for ranking applicants will be used:

  1. PhD candidates from the Bildung and Pedagogical Practices program.
  2. PhD candidates at active cooperating institutions, for example as an external member of a HVL research group or externally funded project.
  3. Academic staff at HVL who participate in scholarship schemes for qualification.
  4. PhD candidates who participate in other PhD programs at HVL.
  5. Employees at HVL with relevant a master’s degree (usually with grade A or B).
  6. Other applicants with a relevant master’s degree (normally with grade A or B).

Required documentation:

In order for your application to be processed, you must upload the necessary documentation.

  • If you are admitted to a PhD program at HVL or a PhD candidate at HVL's active collaborative institutions, please attach relevant documentation.
  • If you are an academic employee at HVL who participates in a scholarship scheme for qualification, you add relevant documentation.
  • If you are employed at HVL with a relevant master, you attach documentation of employment and diplomas.
  • If you apply with a relevant master’s degree, you attach your diploma.

Non-Norwegian applicants must also upload a copy of their passport.

Additional requirement for all applicants:

Write a brief summary of your R&D project of up to 250 words. The summary must include which method you intend to use and how the project fits into the course for which you are seeking admission. The summary is uploaded along with documentation that you meet the admission requirements.

Note that you must upload documentation even though you have previously applied for admission to HVL. You are responsible for ensuring that we have the correct documentation for your application. You may be asked to present original documentation both during the admission process and during the study. Incorrect or misleading information may cause you to lose your right to complete your education.

Reply to application

You will receive a reply to your application as soon as it is processed, after the application deadline.