The 3 Curricula of the PhD program
The PhD program in Life Course Research is based on a multilevel teaching structure constructed on three levels:
The frequency modality of educational activities includes both in-person and online teaching, promoting an exceptionally flexible and personalized approach.
The socio-demographic curriculum is characterized by a 1st year of face-to-face teaching in Florence. In the biomedical and psychological curricula, a shorter period of face-to-face teaching is planned.
- Summer School on Statistical Methods for Causal Inference
- Summer School on Academic Writing
- Winter School on Meta-Analysis
- Yearly Workshop on PhD Students’ Research Progress Presentation
CU Courses (in Florence and at the associated Universities):
- Multilevel and longitudinal research designs for the study of fundamental characteristics of life trajectories across different domains, and how they are shaped by policies and socio-economic context
- Qualitative approaches to delve into the opportunities and challenges individuals face
- Social demography for the analysis of contemporary demographic behaviors, from low fertility to family instability, and their implications for the reproduction of social inequalities and the sustainability of pension systems
- Clinical and etiological studies on early ageing-related diseases, as well as studies on the validation and identification of biomarkers of unhealthy ageing
FD Courses (at the associated universities):
- Targeted individual training exploiting the variety of substantive and methodological courses available from the scientific consortium of 29 associated Universities