Information for doctoral students
At the Faculty of arts and humanities we offer research training programmes in three different environments: one for the cultural sciences; one for literature; and one for linguistics. Here you find information for doctoral students affiliated with one of these environments.
During your studies
Research training programmes in Sweden equal 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. During your studies, you will encounter terms such as “individual study plan” and “doctoral backpack”. You will find information about this and more in the links below.
Study handbook and local regulations
Study guide: In the study handbook, you find information about the faculty’s organisation and management of the research training programmes.
Study guide about third-cycle studies in the cultural studies: This version of the study guide focuses on research training within the cultural sciences
Local regulations for research training programmes: Local regulations for research training programmes constitute part of the fundamental regulatory system for research training. These local regulations are based on regulations in the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance, as well as on recommendations by the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions.
Individual study plan
Individual study plan: Template for the individual study plan: The first individual study plan is established when you start your doctoral studies, and is subsequently reviewed and revised at least once a year. The study plan is discussed and endorsed in the Doctoral Supervisory Committee (Handledarkollegiet) and subsequently approved by the dean.
Enclosure - Documentation of attainment of objectives: Appendix to the individual study plan – Goal achievement: When you have completed 50% and 80% respectively of the qualitative targets for a doctoral degree and a licentiate degree respectively, this is documented in an appendix to the individual study plan, and registered and archived together with the plan.
General study plans
For each subject for which there is research training, there is a general study plan. At the faculty, there are three general study plans:
Application for doctoral funding: During their period of appointment, all doctoral students may apply for funding for expenses such as, for instance, purchase of literature and conference travel, from the so called doctoral backpack (doktorandryggsäcken). The application for funding should be handed in to the relevant Head of department’s assistant.
Scholarships and awards: Here you will find a compilation of current scholarships and awards that you can apply for.
Doctoral funding for internationalisation: Here you will find information about how to apply for doctoral funding for internationalisation.
Are you wondering about what international possibilities you have as a doctoral student at the Faculty of arts and humanities, or do you want to know more about internationalisation? Here you will find all the information you need. On the page International, you will find relevant contact information, along with links to all other pages on international opportunities at the Faculty of arts and humanities.
Interdisciplinary courses: There are courses designed for doctoral students within several subjects, and also university-wide courses targeting any doctoral student at Linnaeus University.
The Ethical Advisory Board in South East Sweden: If you have questions about research ethical aspects of your work, the Ethical Advisory Board is where you should turn for help.
The Swedish Research Council’s publication on good research practice: The Swedish Research Council’s group of experts on ethics, who handle authority-specific, as well as general research ethical issues, have published the book “Good research practice”, which is meant to help researchers make well-founded research ethical decisions.
The Doctoral Supervisory Committees
At the Faculty of arts and humanities, research training is carried out in three environments: one for the cultural sciences; one for literature; and one for linguistics. The Doctoral Supervisory Committees prepare cases at the research level, for subsequent approval by the dean or the Faculty Board.
The Doctoral Supervisory Committee for the cultural sciences
The Doctoral Supervisory Committee for literature
The Doctoral Supervisory Committee for linguistics
Licentiate seminar, public defence and applying for your degree
When it is time for your licentiate seminar or public defence, the Doctoral Supervisory Committee will prepare and endorse a notification containing suggestions for time and place, chair, opponent and members of the examining committee, including a substitute. Here you will find information about what you need to think about as regards your licentiate seminar or public defence, and how you apply for your degree.
Notification of licentiate seminar: The notification of licentiate seminar is endorsed by the Doctoral Supervisory Committee and approved by the dean.
Check list for preparing a licentiate seminar: Here you will find information about the process and production times for your licentiate thesis.
Economic guidelines: Here you will find economic guidelines for your licentiate seminar.
Notification of public defence: The notification of public defence is endorsed by the Doctoral Supervisory Committee and approved by the dean.
Check list for preparing a public defence: Here you will find information about the process and production times for your doctoral thesis.
Economic guidelines: Here you will find economic guidelines for your public defence.
Application for degree
Application for degree certificate: As soon as all the requirements for the qualitative targets are met and registered in Ladok, you may apply for a degree certificate. Remember that this is your responsibility! You get the application form from the Degree Office .
You need to have obtained your degree in order to be able to take part in the doctoral award ceremony at Linnaeus University. In order to participate in the ceremony on 29 January 2021, you need to have had your public defence as well as applied for your degree by 29 November 2020 at the latest.