PhD Course on Introduction to Methodology and Research Methods in Law

The course is designed for students who have recently embarked upon PhD studies and need to enhance their general understanding of methodology and research methods, as well as the ways in which the theoretical framework and specific research methods may be applied in their research projects.

The course will introduce fundamental concepts, such as ‘theory’, ‘methodology’ and ‘method’, and provide an overview of main research methods commonly used by legal researchers. Apart from the main jurisprudential approaches, the course will also cover empirical and interdisciplinary approaches to law. The research approaches and trends will be discussed in the context of international as well as Danish law.

Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law & Politics (EUPoLex)


Introduction to Methodology and Research Methods in Law (pdf)

Course Information

9 – 11 December 2019

Venue: University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Room 8A.0.57 (Building 8A, Ground floor, Room 57). 

ECTS: 4½ ECTS points for participating in the 3-day course, submitting the required written assignments and delivering presentations during the groupwork on day 2 and day 3.

Course organiser:
Associate Professor Astrid Kjeldgaard-Pedersen

Maximum no. of participants: 40

Signing up

Please sign up by filling in this form
no later than 11 November 2019.