Educational programme

The Erasmus Graduate School of Law (EGSL) offers young researchers in the field of law and criminology a broad postgraduate educational programme consisting of (1) courses into writing skills, (2) research methods and (3) courses elaborating the PhD theme as such. The educational programme is set up in an inspiring, multidisciplinary and dynamic research environment, in which reflection is stimulated and in which senior and junior researchers can exchange ideas and experiences in order to learn and grow.

Participation in the programme, after a strict selection procedure, will be formalised in one of the two paths EGSL has developed: following the combination track (suited for students who have fulfilled their initial master and want to develop their academic skills) or following the PhD track (suited for students who have fulfilled their research master and want to take their doctoral degree).

Participants in the EGSL educational programme will receive professional guidance by a variety of senior researchers, a process which will be monitored by a thorough internal system of quality control. Students also will be invoked to take part in scientific and social activities – such as attending and presenting their findings at a national or international conference – and will be stimulated to publish multiple articles in scientific journals.

probationary year

The Educational Programme is followed during the first year of the PhD trajectory. The programme consists of four parts, divided into four blocks.

At the end of the year, participants in the EGSL educational programme will need to have developed a research proposal. They will also need to have written an academic article or to have prepared a conference presentation.

Block 1 (September 16th – November 8th)

 

Academic Writing in English (EGSL02)

4,0 ects

Research Lab (biweekly) (EGSL01)

2,5 ects

 

 

Block 2 (November 9th – January 3rd)

 

Introduction to Legal Research Methods (biweekly) (EGSL03)

5,0 ects

Research Lab (biweekly) (EGSL01)

2,5 ects

Collaborating with your Supervisor (EGSL04)

1,0 ects

 

 

Block 3 (January 4th – March 14th)

 

Reflections on Social Science Research (EGSL05)

5,0 ects

Writing Clinic, part I (EGSL06)

2,5 ects

Research Lab (biweekly) (EGSL01)

2,5 ects

 

 

Block 4 (March 15th – May 30th)

 

Academic Writing in English (Presentation skills) (EGSL02)

1,0 ects

Writing Clinic, part II (EGSL06)

2,5 ects

Research Lab (biweekly) (EGSL01)

2,5 ects

 

 

Independent Study: preparation of the research proposal and following of individual external courses

29 ects

Totaal

60 ects

 

External PhD candidates at ESL are welcome to also explore the option of participating in the Hora Est! course, offered by Erasmus Academie. To discuss personal options and the most suitable courses, PhD candidates can contact the EGSL Dean of the PhD programme Dr. Karin van Wingerde (vanwingerde@remove-this.law.eur.nl).