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During the doctoral programme
During the doctoral programme you will carry out your research and, in many cases, you will also have teaching responsibilities. Depending on the doctoral position, you will complete an individual study programme which you will devise with your supervisor and record in your study plan.
A study programme often consists of a general part (research methods,
presentation skills and academic English) and a subject-specific part. For more
information, consult the website of the Graduate School, research institute or
faculty where your doctoral research will be carried out, or ask the
contact person of your faculty or Graduate School.
It is advisable to consider your future career while pursuing your doctorate and to obtain career-related information from the relevant Graduate School or research institute where the doctoral courses are taught. They can inform you about specific workshops and training courses. For short individual career guidance (max. one meeting), you can contact Career Services.
The Central PhD Council (CPC) of the University of Amsterdam serves the interest of all PhD candidates at an administrative level, and is a sounding board for organisational developments concerning PhD candidates within the university.