The educational component of the PhD degree consists of courses and academic activities corresponding to six months of work (30 credits).
The following parts of the educational component are compulsory:
- Basic seminar (with a bibliographic course, writing course, research ethics course, philosophy of science and philosophy of science essay: 10 credits.
- Presentation seminar: 5 credits.
Discipline and thesis-specific courses are worth 15 credits and can be taken at the Faculty of Theology, at other faculties in the University of Oslo, or at external institutions. Doctoral research fellows can choose to take a university pedagogical module (Uniped) worth 5 credits within these 15 credits.