PhD at MCC – University of Copenhagen

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PhD at MCC

PhD projects at the department are organized within the department's four research sections: Philosophy, Rhetoric, Education and Film, Media and Communication. MCC has approx. 40 enrolled PhD students who all have a principal supervisor from the department. 

The PhD programme is a 3 year research education, you can apply for, if you have obtained a relevant master degree recognized by The Danish Agency for Higher Education.  As a PhD student you work on an independent research project that can either be part of a bigger project or stand alone. The PhD projects are highly valued contributions to the overall research conducted at the department.

The PhD programme

Central to the PhD programme is the individual research project including the final thesis. The programme also includes teaching, research communication and outreach, research administration and participation in a number of PhD courses. Studying abroad is also recommended.

As a PhD student enrolled in the faculty's PhD programme you are guaranteed qualified and professionel feedback, and you can use the competences of highly esteemed researchers through guidance, studies abroad and through participation in international conferences, seminars, master classes and other professional events.

The department offers the PhD students the option to hold a pre-defense seminar before the actual defense - to secure the quality of the thesis.

The PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities

The PhD programme is a part of the PhD School at the Faculty of Humanities. At the PhD School homepage 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 structure of the PhD programme, courses, rules and notices.
See the PhD School homepage.

The department organizes line-specific PhD courses, offered and administrated by the PhD School. The courses are advertised on the national database for PhD courses offered by Danish universities.

PhD coordinators at MCC

The department has appointed four PhD coordinators, one from each research section. The PhD coordinators can give an introduction to the department, suggest courses, help arrange a pre-defense, etc.