Doctoral supervision

Last changed: 06 November 2019

Main target group

The target groups for this course are doctoral co- supervisors / presumtive main supervisors.

The course is equivalent to the "Docentkurs", except it is taught using distance learning technology, with three face-to-face meetings (2+2+2 days). 

Aim of the course

The participants of this course develop knowledge and skills to obtain a platform to be able to work as professional doctoral supervisors at the university.

Learning Outcomes

After finishing the course, participants should be able to:

  • describe the organization and goals of doctoral education at SLU.
  • explain the function of supervision in relation to the different phases of doctoral studies.
  • discuss common ethical and legal issues related to supervision.
  • compare and contrast the different roles of a supervisor and reflect upon one's own role from a diversity perspective.
  • suggest possible solutions to commonly occurring conflicts in supervision.
  • observe and analyze interaction between supervisor and supervisee.
  • discuss what characterizes a professional, ethical and responsible, supervisor.


This course corresponds to 3 weeks of full-time work.


For admission to this course you must have completed “Teaching in higher education, basic course” or a similar course in teaching and learning. You must also have completed your doctoral education.


This course will be given in English. 


Cost for this course: 3900 kr

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