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The Road Towards a Dissertation: A comparative study of working regulations for PhD students in Sweden and the United Kingdom
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the differences between the working regulations for doctoral students at British and Swedish universities. Through a policy analysis of university and policy documents, laws and other regulations, the main differences are mapped out. The study reveals that there are major differences in the working conditions in the two countries, with the British doctoral students having significantly fewer rights and a high level of financial insecurity. The thesis demonstrates how the differences affect doctoral students differently depending on gender, and how this correlates to the social democratic and liberal welfare regimes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Higher education, PhD students, labour law, gender studies, doctoral studies, political science, policy analysis, Sweden, United Kingdom, welfare regime, social democracy
Keyword [sv]
Högre utbildning, doktorander, arbetsrätt, genusvetenskap, doktorandutbildning, statskunskap, statsvetenskap, policyanalys, Sverige, Storbritannien, välfärdsregimer, socialdemokrati, liberalism
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-235234OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-235234DiVA: diva2:759459
Subject / course
Political Science
Available from: 2016-08-31 Created: 2014-10-30 Last updated: 2016-08-31Bibliographically approved

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