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Doctoral education at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

At the Faculty of Arts and Humanities we offer doctoral education in three different environments: one for the cultural sciences, one for film- and literature, and one for linguistics. Here you find information for doctoral students affiliated with one of these environments.

During your studies

In Sweden, a doctoral programme equals four years of full-time study for a doctoral degree, and two years of full-time study for a licentiate degree. Teaching is delivered in the form of courses, seminars, and individual supervision. On this page, you will find all the information you need for your doctoral studies.

Public defence and applying for the award of a degree

When it is time for your licentiate seminar or doctoral thesis defence, the doctoral supervisory committee will prepare and endorse a notification containing suggestions for time and place, chair, external reviewer and members of the examining committee, including a substitute. Here you will find information about licentiate and doctoral thesis defences, and how you apply for the award of your degree.