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PhD studies - education at doctoral level

Educating new researchers is one of the key activities at the School of Business, Education and Law. This is crucial in order to ensure that our future research and the education we provide at basic level are of scientific and scholarly standard.

The School of Business, Education and Law aims to support each department through creating platforms to promote integration and internationalisation in doctoral-level education. Integration is encouraged for example by the provision of cross-departmental - and in some cases cross-faculty - courses for doctoral students.
Approximately 30 new doctoral students have been admitted annually at the School of Business, Education and Law in the past few years. Around 40% are women, although this varies slightly from year to year.

Standard doctoral-level (also referred to as research-, PhD- or third-cycle level) education programmes comprise 240 higher education credits (four years of full-time study) and lead to a doctoral degree. It is also possible to obtain a licentiate degree after completing 120 higher education credits (two years of full-time study).

The Swedish Higher Education Act and Higher Education Ordinance determine the regulations for doctoral-level admissions, studies, examination, etc. In addition to these regulations, the University of Gothenburg has established its own set of rules for doctoral studies.

Details on PhD studies and application procedures can be found on each departments web site. Links to the sites folllow here:

Page Manager: Maria Norrström|Last update: 8/4/2017

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