Örebro University is currently offering doctoral research study opportunities within the Newbreed programme, focused on the research area of “Successful Ageing”. In NEWBREED, the term “successful ageing” refers to the various processes that work towards supporting meaningful and (inter-)active life across the lifespan. As such, successful ageing is an umbrella term that encompasses biological, psychological, social, societal, and technological processes, and importantly their interaction and intersections, as well as questions of ageism, age relations and intergenerational relations.
The NEWBREED doctoral programme invites applicants within the following disciplines: Biology, Computer Science, Business Administration, Chemistry, Criminology, Culinary Arts & Food Science, Disability Studies, Economics, Education, English, Gender Studies, History, Human Geography, Informatics, Legal science, Literature, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Media and Communication Studies, Medicine (including Biomedicin, Medicin, Nursing Science, and Surgical science), Musicology, Occupational Therapy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Rhetoric, Social Work, Sociology, Sports Science, Statistics, and Swedish Language.
The positions are offered as full-time doctoral studentships for the duration of the study programme. Doctoral students within the Newbreed programme will conduct part of their studentship within secondments to partner organisations within academia, industry, the public sector, and civil society. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is 25,800 SEK per month.
For admission to research studies, applicants are required to meet general and specific entry requirements. In addition, they shall be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to Annex 2 to the general syllabus for the subject.
Applicants meet the general entry requirements for research studies if they have:
- been awarded a qualification at the Master’s level, or
- satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits (four years) of which at least 60 credits (one year) were awarded at the Master’s level, or
- acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.
Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible. The University may permit exemptions from the entry requirements for individual applicants, if there are special grounds.
For applicants to meet the specific entry requirements for research studies in the subject they apply within, the requirements listed in the Guide for Applicants apply.
Applicants who have acquired substantially corresponding knowledge, in Sweden or abroad, may also meet the specific entry requirements. Applicants with credits or qualifications from undergraduate programmes under the previous Swedish higher education system corresponding to these entry requirements are also eligible.
Within the Newbreed doctoral programme, the mobility rules of Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions apply. Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline.
Furthermore, to be eligible to be enrolled as a doctoral student within the Newbreed doctoral programme, applicants must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
How To Apply
Application is made online. Click the “Apply” button to begin the application procedure. Please refer to the Newbreed website for information about the programme, eligibility requirements and instructions on how to apply. When applying for admission to research studies, always include:
- Application form for admission to research studies.
- Curriculum Vitae (CV).
- Proof of completed higher education, and if applicable degree certificates.
- Independent project (degree project).
- Project description (entered through the application system).
As a general rule, applications and enclosures should be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian or English. Documents written in other languages must be translated into Swedish or English by an authorised translator. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from the Swedish Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (https://www.kammarkollegiet.se/en).
When assessing higher education credentials from abroad, Örebro University follows the principles for validation applied by the Swedish Council for Higher Education (UHR).
Applicants with higher education qualifications from abroad can contact UHR (https://www.uhr.se/en/start/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/) to have their qualifications assessed.
Closing date: 2017-09-30
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