PhD in Political Science and Public Management, Denmark

Deadline: 1 October, 2013
Open to: candidates with a Master’s Degree in the relevant fields
Scholarship: monthly salary plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and overseas research visits


Having developed international programmes for almost twenty years, the University of Southern Denmark enjoys a vibrant, multicultural environment and a worldwide network of businesses, institutions and researchers. Teaching staff have extensive research expertise, ensuring students receive an education of the highest quality.

The Department of Political Science and Public Management at the University of Southern Denmark, sited in Odense, offers a number of PhD scholarships as of February 1, 2014 or as agreed.  The PhD programme at this department covers:

• Political science
• Journalism studies

Researchers at the department have over the years been extremely successful in attracting large research grants, they publish regularly in high-ranked scholarly journals, and appear frequently in the public debate.


Applications are invited from candidates with a Master’s Degree. As a part of the scholarship, an individual PhD programme must be followed covering PhD courses, seminars, and active participation in conferences and workshops. The PhD student is also expected to obtain teaching experience. As a part of the PhD programme, the PhD student is, furthermore, expected to make an extended visit to a research institution abroad for a semester or more. University also encourage PhD students to attend international conferences and summer schools.


The fellowship carries a monthly salary plus office facilities and financial support for conference travels and overseas research visits. Work and salary conditions for PhD scholars can be checked HERE.


The University of Southern Denmark uses an online recruitment system. In order to apply for a position you need to upload your application and all appendices according to the job advertisement through our online application form. Your application will not be registered as received if you forward your application on e-mail outside the system.

The application should be submitted by 1 October 2013 and include the following documents:

1. Application form
2. A detailed curriculum vitae
3. A certified copy of Master’s Degree certificate incl. examination results
4. A project description (max 5 pages)
5. An abstract (max 250 words) of the project description mentioned under point 4
a. The abstract must clearly state the research area, objectives and methods of the project.
6. Information on teaching experience or other forms of knowledge communication and
7. A list of publications, if relevant.

Click here to find guidelines for preparing your project proposal within the PhD programme in Political Science or Journalism.

For more information please visit the official website.

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