Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology
The joint faculties of Humanities and Theology offers third-cycle studies in a large number of different disciplines. The joint faculties hosts more than 150 PhD students and each year about 30 doctoral theses are presented.
About doctoral studies
A PhD degree is the highest formal education available. A Swedish PhD forms a total of 240 ECTS credits, equalling four years of full-time study. Third-cycle 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. Third-cycle 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.