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PhD at MCC

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PhD research projects at MCC is divided into 4 PhD education areas

  • PhD education philosophy
    (PhD coordinator, associate professor Dan Zahavi)
  • PhD education Film and Media Studies
    (PhD Coordinator, professor  Mette Hjort)
  • PhD education Rhetoric
    (PhD coordinator, associate professor Lisa Storm Villadsen)
  • PhD education Education
    (PhD coordinator, associate professor Trine Øland)

The PhD education is a 3 year research education you can apply for if you have obtained a relevant master, recognized by The Danish Agency for Higher Education. The PhD fellows follow a 3 year research program ending with a thesis for defense in order to obtain the PhD degree.

The department has approx. 40 enrolled PhD fellows with each their research project. They all have a principal supervisor employed at the institute. The research project can be part of a bigger project or it can stand alone. The PhD projects are highly valued contributions to the overall research conducted at the institute.

The research education

The base in a PhD course is the individual research project and the final thesis. The course also includes classes, outreach, research administration and participating in a number of PhD courses. Study abroad is also recommended.

The PhD course ensures that the research projects are integrated in professional dialogues and will receive qualified feedback. The PhD fellows can use the competencies of highly estimated researchers through guidance, studies abroad and through participation in international conferences, seminars, master classes and other professional events.

The PhD education at Faculty of Humanities

The PhD education is a part of the PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities. Here you can find all relevant information about how to apply for a PhD scholarship at the faculty, including MCC. You can also find an elaborate overview of the educations elements, courses, rules and notices.

The institute arranges line-specific PhD courses, offered and administrated by the PhD school at the Faculty of Humanities. The courses are advertised on the national database for PhD courses offered by Danish universities.

The institute also offers the option for the PhD fellow to hold a pre-defense as a closing seminar to support the final quality of the thesis.

PhD coordinators at MCC

The research course is organized by 4 PhD coordinators linked to the specific departments at the institute. The PhD coordinators will guide about professional profile, the PhD environment, potential PhD counselors and other relevant issues.