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Graduate school in Islamic studies

In December 2022, the Swedish Research Council granted SEK 24.8 million in partial funding of salaries for doctoral students within a new graduate school in Islamic studies. On this page you will find the latest information on the development of the graduate school.

General information

Even though it is only at Lund University that Islamic studies, or more correctly history of religions with specialisation in Islamic studies, is a research subject in its own right, the term “islamologist” has become established for researchers within religious studies who specialise on Islamic studies. It is this broader understanding of Islamic studies that is applied at the graduate school.

Admission

Linnaeus University coordinates the graduate school in Islamic studies, in which also Lund University, University of Gothenburg, Stockholm University, Södertörn University, Uppsala University, and Umeå University take part as equal parties. Doctoral students within the graduate school will be admitted at one of these universities.

Depending on higher education institution, the doctoral students will be admitted within one of the following research subjects: Religious Studies, History of Religions, Subject Didactics and Systematic Theology. The criteria for assessment of applications are determined by the higher education institutions. The doctoral students follow the general syllabus that applies for each respective subject at each respective higher education institution and take part in the established research environments at the higher education institution.

The objective of the graduate school is to provide an infrastructure for the admitted students in the form of collaboration between supervisors, joint courses, seminars, and other activities for the students.

Announcements of positions

The first doctoral students are expected to be admitted in autumn 2023 and doctoral positions will be announced at each respective higher education institution in spring 2023.

Higher education institution/subject
Announcement date
Number of positions
Admission
Lund University/ History of religions
230115
2
September 2023
Linnaeus University/ Religious studies
Preliminary February 2023
2
Preliminary September 2023
Stockholm University/ History of religions
230315
1
September 2023
Stockholm University/ Religious education
230315
1
September 2023
University of Gothenburg/ Religious studies
Information shortly
2
Information shortly
Södertörn University/ Religious studies
230210
1
Information shortly
Uppsala University/ Systematic theology
221205
1–2
28 August 2023
Umeå University/ Religious studies
230401
1
230901

Announced positions

Uppsala University (221205)
Lund University (230115)