In the UID PhD programme, a number of mandatory
courses in design are included. The Faculty of Science and
Technology also offer a portfolio of mandatory, generic, PhD level
courses. More detailed information for enrolled PhD students about
current and upcoming courses is given in the UID PhD student
UID mandatory courses
Third-cycle studies in industrial design that are to be
concluded with a doctoral degree consist of a course component of
70-100 credits which is divided up so that mandatory courses
constitute a minimum of 40 credits, of which UID seminar
participation constitutes 8 credits. Faculty level mandatory
courses comprise a total of 10 credits. The remainder of the
credits are comprised of elective courses.
The subject-specific courses are divided between four thematic
areas (at least 5 credits within each area). The mandatory courses
are given at UID on a regular basis of 1-2 courses per semester, so
that enrolled PhD students can plan their participation in these
over the course of their education:
and users: Deepened insights into user studies, user-centred
design, participatory and user-driven design processes, including
basic insights into methodology from the behavioural and social
history: The history of design and design research, including
basic insights into the relevant research methodologies stemming
from historical studies and the humanities.
Design research methodology: Practice-based design research,
including deepened insights into the research methodologies of
artistic and experimental design research.
theory: Deepened understanding of the theory and philosophy of
design, including basic insights into methods and ways of working
with theory development.
participation: The research seminar provides a forum for
presentation and discussion of ongoing research, as well as and in
relation to other work in design research and other relevant
of Science and technology courses:
Each term, the Faculty of Science and technology gives several
of the below mandatory courses. These are announced online. For upcoming course dates, information and
application, click here
- Oral Presentation (Muntlig presentation), 1ECTS.
- Introduction to research ethics, (Etik och
- Communicating Scientific Research (Kommunicera
vetenskaplig forskning), 3 ECTS.
- Philosophy of Science (Vetenskapsteori), 2ECTS.
- Writing science: How to write and publish scientific
papers, (Vetenskapligt skrivande),
- Writing research proposals that get funded,
-Innovation and utilization of ideas, knowledge and research