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.
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:
- General syllabi
- Individual study plans and the ISP system
- PhD courses
- Courses in Swedish for PhD students
- Defence of doctoral thesis
- Regulatory documents and forms
- Support and networks
Specific departmental information
For more specific information on your PhD study programme, please go to your department's website:
- Gender studies
- Human ecology
- Human geography
- Media and communication studies
- Political science
- Service Studies
- Sociology of law
- Social anthropology
- Social work
- Strategic communication
- Sustainability studies
General information for PhD students at Lund University
Head of Research and Research studies
+46 46 222 31 57
anna [dot] meeuwisse [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se
+46 46 222 48 35
helen [dot] wiman [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se
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 is part of Lund's Doctoral Student Union
Autumn workshops in methods and methodologies 2021
For teachers, researchers, and PhD students who desire to continue to broaden and deepen their knowledge of research methods.