Application for the Copenhagen PhD Positions at the Faculty of Law in Denmark – 2020/2021. Entry is now open at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark.
The goal of the PhD Programme is threefold: to prepare candidates for a continuing career in teaching and research to educate a new generation of scholars to produce high-quality independent research, and to equip them with the analytical and problem-solving skills required for a successful career in both the public and private sectors. Successful candidates will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance concerning the salary of PhD students.
The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479 as a studium generale, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia after Uppsala University.
The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.
COPENHAGEN PHD POSITIONS ELIGIBILITY
Scholars are selected on the following criteria:
- Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws or equivalent qualifications.
- Applicants must have obtained a minimum overall grade average of 8.2 or above at the Master’s level in accordance with the Danish grading scale (for Danish scale, see here) as well as a master’s thesis graded at 10 points or higher (or equivalent for applicants with a foreign educational background).
- Applicants for the integrated 3+5 PhD programme must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Bachelor of Laws (180 ECTS) or equivalent qualifications. A
- Applicants for the integrated 4+4 PhD programme must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Bachelor of Laws (180 ECTS) plus 60 ECTS of the Master degree/ a 1-year Master’s degree.
Applicants may submit their application before they have completed their Master’s degree (or, for applicants for the integrated 3+5 PhD programme, before they have earned the Bachelor’s degree),
- Applicants must document an aptitude for research through the meritorious assessment of their final thesis, publications or academic recommendations in order to show that they are capable of
- undertaking the demanding task of writing a PhD thesis.
- Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills.
- Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in English.
- Actively engage in the research environment at the University of Copenhagen
- Participate in international conferences, courses and meetings relevant to their research project;
Comply with the formal requirements of the PhD programme
- Contribute to teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses in Danish or English offered by the Faculty of Law
- Conduct independent and high-quality research under the supervision of a senior member of academic staff at the Faculty.
- Applicants must have obtained a degree that corresponds to the Danish Master of Laws (120 ECTS) or equivalent qualifications.
- Applicants must have excellent language skills in English and have excellent communications skills. Applicants must be able to teach at an academic level in Danish or English and to follow PhD courses in English.
COPENHAGEN PHD POSITIONS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Application must include:
- Research project proposal. This should include the following:
- objective(s) of the research
- major research questions,
- review of relevant literature,
- methodology to be applied in the research, and
- A timetable that plans for all course requirements to have been met within three years.
- The project description must elaborate on the value of the proposed research project in terms of its relevance to existing and future research in the field.
- Curriculum vitae (maximum 2 pages).
- Diplomas and transcripts: Certified copies of original diploma(s) and transcripts (both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree) in the original language and an authorized English translation if they are issued in another language than English or Danish.
- Grading scale: A certified explanation of grading scale in the original language and an authorized English translation if it is available in another language than English or Danish.
- Supervisor: The name of a member of academic staff whom you wish to have assigned as your supervisor. You do not need to contact the supervisor but simply make a request in your application.
- Letter of motivation: Explaining the choice of the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen as a host institution for the proposed project and outlines how the project fits within the research priorities at the Faculty (maximum 1 page).
- Only applications that have been submitted (with the International Office and registered on the website of the scholarship) before January 20, 2020 will be considered.
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