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Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

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General Pedagogy, Social Pedagogy, General Didactics and Disciplinary Didactics

This PhD programme addresses the study of pedagogical and didactic sciences in an interdisciplinary context, providing the necessary skills to face research in the theoretical and empirical-experimental field and promoting the development of innovative application practices.

Course description

You will be able to analyse the most urgent social issues and demands and their effects on education. For this reason, the programme places great emphasis on the use of consolidated quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Students and lecturers coming from different countries and communities and researching a variety of topics give this programme an international and interdisciplinary outlook.

At a glance

Duration of the course: 3 years
Courses will be taught in Italian, German and English
Places covered by grants: 9 + 1 place covered by a grant from a specific international programme
Places without grants: 2
Campus: Brixen-Bressanone
Tuition fees: € 163,50 per year

Structure of the course

This is a full-time PhD programme and you can choose between three research areas: General Pedagogy, General Didactics and Disciplinary Didactics and Social Pedagogy. The three research areas share modules on research epistemology and on qualitative and quantitative research methods.

During the three years, you will have to take part in diversified teaching activities: a series of introductory lessons, workshops and seminars that illustrate and explore in depth the issues and research fields available in the programme and the most recent developments in education and the social sciences.

Fieldwork abroad

During your PhD you are required to spend at least three months abroad. You can choose to split your trip abroad into three stays of at least three consecutive weeks each.

Partner universities and institutions

Our faculty collaborates with many universities and research centres in Italy and abroad. Among our partners, besides the two Euregio universities of Innsbruck and Trento, are also the universities of Vienna, Toledo and Bielefeld.


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Publication of the new call:  6 May 2019 (expected)
Application: 6 May - 8 July 2019

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