Research Courses

23 - 25 May 2022

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Gender, Peace and Conflict

The NORHED II project, Partnership for Peace: Better Higher Education for Resilient Societies and the Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the PhD-level course Gender, Peace and Conflict to take place in Oslo on 23 – 25 May 2022

The deadline for applications is 14 January 2022.

When applying for a place in the course, please send a short CV of two pages maximum and a letter of motivation, demonstrating how this course is relevant to your PhD project or research interests.


30 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

International Mediation: Theory, Cases and Skills

The Course will cover academic, policy and practitioner perspectives on international mediation. It will review the scholarly literature, explore relevant theories, and learn from senior mediation practitioners. The participants will also develop skills in conflict analysis, strategic planning for peacemaking, and mediating agreements between conflict parties. The geographic focus will be mainly but not exclusively on the Middle East.

The course is organized in collaboration with the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies and PRIO.

This is a PhD level course. Preference will be given to applicants who are currently registered for a PhD, have recently completed a PhD, or have extensive practitioner experience.

The course will take place in-person unless Covid rules preclude this.


20 - 28 Jun 2022

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Migration theory: perspectives on time and temporalities

​This course explores the diverse roles of time in migration processes, as a key vantage point on migration theory. The course consists of two parts: one day of online teaching, Monday 20 June, and two days on site in Oslo the following week, 27-28 June. The course is organized in conjunction with the IMISCOE Annual Conference, Europe's largest academic conference on migration, which takes place in Oslo from 29 June to 1 July. The application deadline for the course is 18 April.

29 Aug 2022 - 02 Sep 2022

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Advanced Qualitative Methods in Conflict Studies

This course provides an in-depth introduction to case-based methods and process analytics. We begin with some preliminaries (epistemology, ethics, transparency) and then survey key methods, including case studies, case selection and several techniques designed to capture process. The latter include interviewing, practice analytics and process tracing. Whenever possible, students will be introduced to both the positivist and interpretive variants of particular methods.  

Application deadline 1 May 2022

07 - 09 Sep 2022

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Survey methods in migration research: design, implementation, and analysis

This new PhD-level course provides broad training on survey research methods, with an emphasis on applications in migration research. It spans all stages of survey research, from research design to communication of results, reflecting the view that each step is potentially decisive for overall quality and impact.

The course is designed to suit participants with diverse levels of previous knowledge and different needs in their own research. Under each topic, participants will be sensitized to the considerations, dilemmas, and options that will enable them to pursue relevant topics in greater depth on their own. The course draws upon the two lecturers’ research experience over the past two decades.

Teaching will take place in person at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in Norway. The course is followed by a course on ethnographic fieldwork 12–14 September to enable a foundation for mixed-methods research. Interested participants must apply separately to each course.

Application deadline: 10 June 2022.

Download full outline of the course: Survey methods in migration research 2022.pdf

12 - 14 Sep 2022

PRIO, Hausmanns gate 3, Oslo

Ethnographic fieldwork methodology: approaches, tools and ethics

​This course prepares participants for conducting ethnographic fieldwork and using fieldwork data in social-science research. It pays particular attention to doing fieldwork in challenging circumstances, such as those that are often encountered in research on peace and conflict, or in the contexts of migration and displacement. The sessions roughly follow the chronology from pre-fieldwork planning to post-fieldwork representation of data, and address both practical and principled concerns at each stage. Rather than attempting to provide blueprint answers, the course seeks to help participants reflect upon the dilemmas of fieldwork and make informed decisions for their own research.

Teaching will take place in person at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in Norway. The course is preceded by a course on survey methods in migration research (7–9 September) to enable a foundation for mixed methods. Interested participants must apply separately to each course. 

Application deadline: 10 June 2022.

Download full outline of the course: PhD course Ethnographic fieldwork 2022.pdf


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