PhD courses


The course offers an introduction to the debates on the potential and limits of law as an instrument of social change, and opportunities to engage with some of the foremost scholars in the field, and international research projects currently seeking better answers to these questions.

Credits (ECTS)
The full course yields 10 ECTS (participation, paper abstract, presentation and paper (4-6000 words)), the partial course yields 3 ECTS points (participation, paper abstract and presentation).

Call for application: January 2020

Study period: 12 August – 21 August 2020

Language of instruction: English

Course plan: here

Reading list: here



How can your research contribute to solving global challenges? How do you design, conduct and communicate research to stimulate social change? And how do you create actionable knowledge?

BSRS 2020 explores the interfaces between science, society and politics. Six parallel courses will focus on key global challenges, including climate change, energy transition, sustainable oceans, media & democracy, global food systems, and migrant health. Together with cross-cutting keynotes and social events, the courses will help 100 PhD candidates to develop skills to create actionable knowledge.

Call for application: November 1, 2019

Deadline: February 1, 2020

Study period: June 8-18, 2020