Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes (PIL201) | The PIL Unit

Supervision in Postgraduate Programmes (PIL201)

The course is directed to lecturers/researchers who supervise or plan to supervise in postgraduate programmes, irrespective of faculty.

This course is an online course. There are no campus meetings.

Course leader: Erik Andersson
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Co-teacher: Janna Meyer-Beining
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Scope: The course comprises the equivalent of 3.5 weeks of full-time studies.

Syllabus PIL201 (pdf)

Reading list: The current reading list will be available on the web page Litteraturlistor för PIL-enhetens kurser / Reading lists for the PIL unit's courses no later than eight weeks before the course starts.

Admission principle: We apply the admission principle "first come, first served", based on the time and date when a complete application is submitted.

Before you apply, you need to have your participation approved by your head of department.

Autumn 2024

NB: Do you belong to Sahlgrenska Academy? Then you must use a special application form. Sahlgrenska's application period for autumn 2024: 8 April – 5 May. More information: Admission procedures for Sahlgrenska

Course period: 9 September – 29 November

Webinar 1: 26–27 September. 
Webinar 2: 17–18 October. 
Webinar 3: 21–22 November. 

Fee for not using an allocated place

An allocated place on any of our courses is offered for free, on condition that it is used. Read more about the fee for not using an allocated place


You must be an employee at University of Gothenburg and have the equivalent of a doctoral exam.

About course certificates

PIL201 is a certification course. All course meetings and assignments are mandatory and require attendance. In some cases, it will be possible to submit a supplementary assignment that corresponds to the meeting or assignment missed. To be approved for a certificate, you must also achieve the learning objectives in the course syllabus.

PIL201 was introduced on January 1, 2021 as a replacement for the credit course HPE201, which was then phased out. The content and basic structure of PIL201 are the same as for HPE201, and the course gives the same eligibility.

PIL201 in Swedish

Handledning i forskarutbildning (PIL201)
Course leader: Margareta Jernås
Information in Swedish about this course