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Doctoral degree: PhD at the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law in Oslo is the oldest and largest educational and research institution within the field of law in Norway. Here you can work with some of Europe’s best researchers within the fields of law and participate in exciting research projects.



Resources and tools

For All PhD candidates

For doctoral research fellows employed at the University of Oslo and the Faculty of Law

Information on pay, leave, illness and extension of the study period can be found on the University of Oslo’s For employees web pages. The faculty also has its own pages for research fellows (in Norwegian).

For PhD candidates with external funding

About the PhD programme

  • 3 years full-time studies and research
  • educational component worth 30 credits and doctoral thesis
  • public trial lecture and defence
  • approximately 15 doctoral candidates undertake a public defence each year at the Faculty

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Do you have questions concerning the organized research training at the Faculty of Law?


All relevant notifications will be sent to you by the Faculty via e-mail.

Dr. Philos. degree

Another route to a doctoral degree.