As a PhD student at an educational institution you receive research training, partly through the work you do on your research project, and partly through PhD coursework. The Danish Centre for Design Research offers PhD courses on an ongoing basis. Additionally, as a PhD student you are required to teach or to disseminate your research in some other way. PhD students in design enrol in one of the research schools. The research project must be completed with a PhD dissertation, which you hand in and defend at a public seminar at the end of the three-year programme.
PhD fellowships are announced alongside other vacancies. As a PhD student, you will be employed at an educational institution for three years, and you become part of the institution's research environment. Your pay will be determined by the collective agreement between The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) and the Danish Ministry of Finance.
As an alternative to the traditional PhD programme, you may choose an industrial PhD, where you are employed in a private company. You can read about the industrial PhD programme on the website of the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation.
If you wish to know more about the PhD programme, please contact the Danish Centre for Design Research or the individual school. PhD fellowships are announced at the schools under vacancies.