PhD Studies

Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Admission to Postgraduate Studies

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 PhD 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 PhD 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 PhD studies.

Application and admission All doctoral positions at the joint faculties are announced at Please note that we assess applications for doctoral studies only in relation to announced positions.

Vacancies for doctoral students


Faculty Officer
Kristina Arnrup Thorsbro
+46 (0)462228315

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