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Doctoral Programme

The NCCR LIVES proposes a Doctoral Programme intended in the first instance for doctoral students in social science and psychology who include life course issues in their work. The Doctoral Programme aims to provide courses of study leading to high-quality doctorates within a reasonable period of time and to facilitate the professional integration of doctoral students in academic and other careers. It is organised over a period of four academic years, due to the six or seven modules each year. Four topics are addressed:

  1. Theories and concepts in life course analysis
  2. Scientific research skills
  3. Research practices and professions
  4. Gender and sciences

Each year "Doctoriales" are being organised, which are an opportunity for all PhD candidates within the Doctoral Programme to present their work in front of LIVES members and external experts.
To get in contact with the direction of the Doctoral Programme:

Programme 2020

  • December 2020
    Multilevels models, Structural equations, longitudinal data
  • November 2020
    Advanced LIVES research
  • October 2020
    Fixed effect model, event analyses
  • September 2020
    Optimal matching, categorization of life trajectories
  • June 2020
    Cohort , life cyle and age effects
  • May 2020
    Qualitative analysis longitudinal data 
  • April, 27-28 2020
    Social intervention and the lifecourse
  • February, 4-5 2020
    Doctoriales 2020, 9th edition

Programme 2019

Programme 2018

Programme 2017

Programme 2016

Programme 2015

Programme 2014

Programme 2013

Programme 2012

Programme 2011