As a Ph.D. student you have the opportunity to cultivate your interest in a particular area of research.
Upssala University's Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme is comprised of courses and a disseration in which students carry out a unique and significant individual research project. The aim of the research project is to generate new knowledge on a subject of academic interest.
Doctoral studies are also designed to provide students with deeper knowledge on the given subject, train their critical thinking skills, and give them the ability to identify important research issues. A Ph.D. degree is equivalent to four years of full-time study; however, after two years of studies students gan graduate with a licentiate degree.
To be admitted as a doctoral student, students must must:
- fulfill the entry requirements
- possess good English language skills
- have the ability in general to cope with the programme
Please note, in many subject areas at Uppsala University, particularly within the social sciences, humanities and languages, there is a shortage of available Ph.D. positions. Therefore, competition is keen and very few positions become available.
Admission at doctoral level is handled by the respective departments.
Departments at Uppsala University
Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences
- Faculty of Theology
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Languages
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Educational Sciences