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LIVES Doctoral programme 2023-25

30 Sep 2023

Call for candidatures

Join the new cohort of LIVES PhD candidates!

Since 2012, the Swiss Centre of Expertise on Life Course Research LIVES offers a doctoral programme, followed by 105 PhD graduates so far. 

The Centre LIVES is now welcoming applications for its 2023-25 doctoral programme (December 2023 - February 2026. See application form at the bottom of the page). This call is intended for early-stage doctoral students in the social sciences, psychology, health sciences or related disciplines whose thesis includes a life course / lifespan perspective.

Their work can focus on

  • the effects of early events or the later life course
  • biographies and trajectories in different life domains
  • events which constitutes a turning point in life course
  • processes of accumulation / depletion over the life course
  • longitudinal methods
  • the evolution of norms regarding age
  • life course in social policies
  • etc.

The programme is open to PhD students internationally.

Application form and full information about LIVES Doctoral programme 2023-25