PhD program

The doctoral program Studies in Language and Society (SLS) is a research-centred, thematically focused and interdisciplinary training program. It offers targeted and structured support for young researchers in the field of sociolinguistics.

While on the SLS program, students complete a flexible and individually designed doctoral training program. The program consists of individual supervision coupled with various training events, enabling the student to acquire theoretical and methodological expertise and other interdisciplinary skills, while also building a scientific network.

The SLS program is part of the Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH) of the Walter Benjamin Kolleg at the University of Bern. The program extends over 6 semesters and comprises 20 credits, divided into compulsory and elective areas.