The Research School on Peace and Conflict invites applications for the course 'Methods in Critical Security Studies' on 8-12 December. This course provides an introduction and overview to a range of research methods in critical security studies. Its aim is to provide tools and methods to students of critical security studies in support of clear research design and rigorous scholarly methods. Lectures and discussions will emphasize reapplication of classical scientific research questions for the field of critical security studies: sufficient proof, critical position, and coherency of argument, reshaped and reapplied to these four principles.

Coordinators and primary lecturers: J. Peter Burgess (PRIO) and Mark B. Salter (University of Ottawa).

While designed for PhD candidates, others with graduate studies from a relevant discipline may also apply. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2014. There is no participation fee, but the cost of transportation and accommodation is covered by the participants. For more information on curriculum and registration, see the course website.

Should you have any questions about the PhD course, please contact Kristoffer Lidén (PRIO): Should you have any questions about application and other practical arrangements, please contact Maral Mirshahi (PRIO):

The course is organised in collaboration with the SOURCE Network on Societal Security.