The training activities in the Doctoral Programme in Sociology and Social Research are designed to provide a comprehensive and structured learning experience over the course of three years.

The first year is mainly devoted to teaching activities, such as lectures and seminars, and to designing and kickstarting the PhD research project. The second and third year, alongside a limited number of teaching activities, are devoted to the research work, research stays abroad, participation to national and international conferences and seminars, and preparation of the assignments required for admission to the next year of the programme. Throughout the PhD programme, doctoral students attend a dedicated seminar series and seminars organized by the Department of Sociology and Social Research to foster critical thinking and engage with contemporary research topics. Doctoral students actively participate in seminars where they present and discuss their research progress, gaining valuable feedback from peers and faculty.