The Swedish Institute for Disability Research offers a programme of postgraduate education that is unique in the scope of its interdisciplinary approach. The programme covers four years of full-time study and research and leads to a doctor's degree.
A case-based method is adopted which means that the students work in groups to seek knowledge that can illuminate a specific case from different perspectives. Breadth of perspective is ensured by presenting theory and methods within five different dimensions: historical, socio-cultural, psychological, bio-medical and human machine interaction.
These dimensions have been selected to avoid the potential dichotomies of individual/society and arts/sciences and to make best use of the skills and knowledge of the students. The dimensions are also designed to give a firm base for world-class research with clinical, industrial and social relevance.
Last updated: 2013-01-16