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Doctoral Studies

Become a PhD student and contribute with new knowledge

Doctoral studies deepen your knowledge within your field and give you training in scholarly thinking. After completing your doctoral studies you are an independent and critically thinking researcher and have contributed with new knowledge.

Doctoral studies comprise of a number of courses and a doctoral thesis. The doctoral studies are an essential part of the University’s mission and responsibility, and as a PhD student you make significant contributions to the research conducted at the University of Gothenburg. In parallel to your doctoral studies, it is common that you also teach undergraduate students at the degree programmes and courses.

Doctoral studies comprise of 240 credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies) and end with a Doctoral Degree. It is also possible to finish the education with a Licentiate Degree (120 credits).

More information about doctoral studies:

The Conferment of Doctoral Degrees

The Conferment of Doctoral Degrees is the University’s largest ceremonial occasion and is primarily intended for those who have recently completed their postgraduate studies and taken their doctoral exam. The annual ceremony takes place at the University of Gothenburg during the latter part of October, and 2018 on October 19, we conferred 151 new doctors.

Read more about the Conferment of Doctoral Degrees and other academic ceremonies.


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