Content and Structure

The four- to five-year programme has eight modules, each of three or four consecutive days based in Rotterdam. They cover a broad range of theoretical foundations and practical skills. All modules are taught in English. Your PhD thesis will also be written in English, according to international academic standards.

Programme Schedule

  • Year one: four residential modules cover research methods, skills and foundations, and writing your research proposal
  • Year two: a residential module covering field-specific specialisations, master classes, and a ‘back to campus’ module for PhD candidates to present their work.
  • Years three and four: a ‘back to campus’ module
  • Year five:  ongoing writing of the dissertation

Schedule year 1, 2016:

Module 1.1       27 - 30 September 2016

Module 1.2       22 - 25 November 2016

Module 1.3       7 - 10 February 2017

Module 1.4       16 - 19 May 2017

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