Doctoral Studies

Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology offer doctoral studies (also called third-cycle studies) in a large number of different disciplines. The faculties host more than 150 doctoral students and each year about 30 doctoral theses are presented.

About doctoral studies

A doctoral degree is the highest formal education available. A Swedish doctoral degree forms a total of 240 ECTS credits, equalling four years of full-time study.

Doctoral studies consist of both course work and of research work. The aim of the research work is to produce a doctoral thesis, that is defended at a public seminar. While following the doctoral programme, the doctoral student normally teaches at undergraduate level.

Doctoral students are normally employed at the university under a doctoral position. It is also possible to finance the studies in other ways, such as by an external employer who agrees to let the employee follow doctoral studies.

Subjects for doctoral studies at the HT Faculties

The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology (HT Faculties) offer doctoral studies in about 50 subjects. Click on the respective name of each department below to read more. On this link you will find the general syllabi for subjects for doctoral studies

  • Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
  • Archaeology
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Historical Osteology

  • Old Testament Studies
  • Global Christianity and Interreligious Relations
  • Islamic Studies
  • Jewish Studies
  • Church History
  • New Testeament Studies
  • Practical Theology
  • Philosophy of Religion and Ethics
  • History of Religions
  • Systemic Theology

  • Cognitve Science
  • Practical Philosophy
  • Theoretical Philosophy

  • History
  • Human Rights Studies
  • East and South-East Asia Studies

  • Media History
  • Rhetoric

  • Information Studies
  • Book History
  • Ethnology
  • History of Ideas and Sciences
  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • Musicology

  • General Linguistics
  • The Theory and Practice of Teaching and Learning English
  • English Literature
  • English Lanauge and Linguistics
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Phonetics
  • French Studies
  • Greek
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Cognitive Semiotics
  • Latin
  • Literature
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Scandinavian Languages
  • Modern Greek Studies
  • Press Studies
  • Semitic Languages
  • Slavic Languages
  • Spanish
  • German

  • Educational Sciences


Faculty Officer
Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro
+46 (0)462228315

Vacant doctoral positions at the HT Faculties

Instructions for applying for a doctoral student position (PDF)

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