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Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes (PIL201)

This course is an online course. There are no campus meetings.

The course is directed to lecturers/researchers who supervise or plan to supervise in postgraduate programmes, irrespective of faculty.

Course leaders: Erik Andersson and Janna Meyer-Beining
Send email to Erik | Erik's presentation page
Send email to Janna | Janna's presentation page

Scope: The course comprises the equivalent of 3.5 weeks of full-time studies.

Syllabus PIL201 (opens in new window)

Reading list: The current reading list will be available on the web page Litteraturlistor för PIL-enhetens kurser / Reading lists for the PIL unit's courses no later than eight weeks before the course starts.

Admission principle: We apply the admission principle "first come, first served", based on the time and date when a complete application is submitted.

Before you apply, you need to have your participation approved by your head of department.

Spring 2024

NB: Do you belong to Sahlgrenska Academy? Then you must use a special application form. Sahlgrenska's application period for spring 2024: 9 October – 5 November. More information: Admission procedures for Sahlgrenska

Course period: 22 January – 4 April

The schedule is flexible with only three mandatory webinars, for which you can choose one among several one-hour webinar slots within specific two-day periods.

Webinar 1: 8–9 February
Webinar 2: 29 February – 1 March
Webinar 3: 27–28 March

There will be five time slots to choose from for each webinar. Specific information regarding the time slots will be available when you receive access to the course's Canvas room.

About one week before the course starts, you will receive access to the Canvas room. Then you can register for specific time slots.


You must be an employee at University of Gothenburg and have the equivalent of a doctoral exam.

About course certificates

PIL201 is a certification course. All course meetings and assignments are mandatory and require attendance. In some cases, it will be possible to submit a supplementary assignment that corresponds to the meeting or assignment missed. To be approved for a certificate, you must also achieve the learning objectives in the course syllabus.

PIL201 was introduced on January 1, 2021 as a replacement for the credit course HPE201, which was then phased out. The content and basic structure of PIL201 are the same as for HPE201, and the course gives the same eligibility.

PIL201 in Swedish

Handledning i forskarutbildning (PIL201)
Course leader: Margareta Jernås
Information in Swedish about this course

Fee for not using an allocated place

An allocated place on any of our courses is offered for free, on condition that it is used. Read more about the fee for not using an allocated place

Page Manager: Olof Siverbo|Last update: 10/18/2023

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