Doctoral student in lab with supervisor

350 doctoral students in 52 subjects

High-quality research is carried out at Linnaeus University, focusing on everything from health, social work, and the behavioral sciences, to the humanities, social sciences, economics, design, the natural sciences, and engineering and technology

The research is carried out either as specialisation research within a faculty, or through interdisciplinary research across faculty boundaries. In many subjects, research is also carried out with a didactic or educational specialisation. Research training is offered within all faculties and leads to a licentiate or doctoral degree. Approximately 350 doctoral students are active in 52 different subjects, several of which have a didactic or educational science specialisation.

Linnaeus University provides research training courses characterised by good conditions, a committed supervisory team, and a thorough and well-established national and international network. Doctoral students are also able to influence the arrangement of their studies to a large extent.

Holders of doctoral degrees from Linnaeus University have pursued research together with supervisors and other doctoral students in high-quality research environments, and are used to working in teams and to presenting their research to both experts and laymen.

Research training is the foundation for a career as a researcher and teacher at a university, or as a researcher in the industry. This type of training can also often lead to other exciting jobs.

Furong studies to become a paleoecologist

Portrait Furong Li

Her interest in paleoecology and the possibility to manage her own time made Furong Li choose PhD studies.

Student Testimonials

Sarala Devi

"The research facilities are great, and as a researcher you have access to all the resources you can dream of. For instance, I can buy whatever chemicals I need for my research as long as I can justify the purchase to my supervisor."

/Sarala Devi Muthusamy, India


Admittance to PhD studies

To be admitted to PhD studies in a third-cycle subject area there are some requirements that have to be fulfilled. These requirements concern the applicant as well as the school that hosts the subject area.

These are the basic areas of requirements:

How to apply for a doctoral position

Doctoral student positions (PhD's) in Sweden are officially announced jobs. General information about PhD studies in Sweden can be found at the website, published by the Swedish Council for Higher Education.

The application process differs depending on if the doctoral position is offically announced or not.

Rights and obligations

The school where the doctoral student is placed is responsible for providing the programme that is described in the subject area's general syllabus and in the student's individual study plan. The doctoral student is obliged to follow the programme as described in the general syllabus and in the individual study plan. You can read more about rights and obligations in Linnaeus University's 'Local regulations for third-cycle education programmes'.

Local regulations for third-cycle education programmes