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Current Courses

All PhDs have to draw up their own personal training programme in consultation with their PhD supervisor as part of their PhD Trajectory Plan. Together, they decide which courses the PhD should take, depending on their previous training. PhDs should follow (or have followed) sufficient training in Methods, Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Theory (equal to 30 ECTS). Which courses are relevant for you depends on your PhD trajectory and the programme group in which you are involved.

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Results: 1 - 14 of 14
  • Agreement with the Social Science Graduate School of the VU University in Amsterdam

    AISSR has an agreement with the Social Science Graduate School of the VU University to the exchange of course participation free of charge for PhD candidates.

  • AISSR Educational Committee

    The AISSR Educational Committee PhD has the task of assuring the quality of teaching and of the teaching process of the AISSR-GSSS PhD educational programme.

  • Ethnographic Research (Advanced)

    This advanced course is for PhD students with previous experience in using ethnographic methods (including participant observation, open interviews, and ethnographically analyzing other relevant materials).

  • Ethnographic Research Practices

    This course aims to familiarize PhD students having little to no fieldwork experience, with ethnographic research practices. In the first 4 (out of 8) weekly 3-hour seminars, we will read and discuss assigned readings (about 50-70 pp. per week). Most of the assigned readings will consist of ethnographers’ reflections on their own ethnographic research experiences.

  • Great Thinkers Seminar Series

    During this series AISSR faculty members present the work of a great thinker in the field of social sciences immersing us in key features of the social science canon and ‘Great Thinkers’ and to explore contributions across disciplinary lines.

  • GSSS Master and external courses

    Courses fitting the individual PhD candidate's needs and featuring skills and topics that complement personal expertise and contribute to the project, under the condition that the programme group approves this participation.

  • Information about registration

    All AISSR PhD Candidates are requested to develop a training programme with their supervisor and document this in their PhD Trajectory Plan. PhD and supervisors decide together which courses the student should take, depending on their previous training. PhD students should follow (or have followed) sufficient training in Methods, Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Theory (equal to around 30 ECTS).

  • Introduction to Academic Writing

    A short practical course for people beginning their research/PhDs, this course focuses on the fundamentals of academic writing, looking at articles, theses, and at argument, structure, style, paragraphing, writing for different audiences and relevant grammar.

  • Methodology Course Research Design

    The objective of this course is to help AISSR students of all disciplines to develop the research design and methodology for their own research project.

  • Short Intensive Course: “Feminist Urban Lab”

    This fall we will organise a Short Intensive Course for all PhD candidates whom explore urban issues in their work and are keen to question the gendered assumptions and epistemology mobilised in the field of urban studies. With this SIC, set up as research lab, we aim to experiment with feminist research methods and ethics that could illustrate alternatives to a patriarchal analytical scheme (see a short description below).

  • Short Intensive Courses (SICs)

    Short Intensive Courses (SICs) are initiated, developed and organised by PhDs themselves. The aim of a SIC’s is to bring PhDs from various programme groups together to jointly discuss key methodological, theoretical or other academic related work.

  • Teaching and Learning Centre

    The Central Teaching and Learning Centre offers various (advanced) courses for teachers.

  • Writing of Postdoc Research Proposals

    This course is designed for PhD researchers in their third of fourth year who aspire a career in academics. The course aims at preparing the participants in writing excellent postdoctoral research proposals, with specific attention to early career grants. An additional goal is to help the PhD researchers to shape their academic careers.

  • Writing up Research: English Academic Writing

    The course focuses on preparing participants to write up fieldwork, write articles for publication and to write PhD theses.