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Here you will find information on PhD study programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences – from general syllabus and courses to funding and supervision. The information is for both PhD students and supervisors.

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The Faculty of Social Science offers PhD study programmes in twelve subjects. The programmes are comprised of 240 higher education credits (four years) and conclude with a doctoral degree. There is also the option of taking a licentiate's degree after 120 higher education credits (two years).

The faculty is responsible for coordination and quality assurance of doctoral studies. The Faculty Board determines issues such as establishment and phasing out of subjects for PhD study programmes, general syllabi, as well as principles within the framework of Lund University’s decisions.

On the pages linked below you find more information on:

Specific departmental information

For more specific information on your PhD study programme, please go to your department's website: 

General information for PhD students at Lund University

For more general information on your PhD study programme, please see the Lund University Staff Pages


Anna Meeuwisse
Vice Dean 
Head of Research and Research studies
+46 46 222 31 57
anna [dot] meeuwisse [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

Helen Wiman
Faculty Coordinator
+46 46 222 48 35
helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

Student unions

The Social Science Doctoral Student Council (SDR) represents all doctoral students at the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

Contact: sdr [at] ldk [dot] lu [dot] se

SDR on Facebook

SDR is part of Lund's Doctoral Student Union

SDR's handbook for new PhD students (PDF 692 kB, new tab)