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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).

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The Conferment of Doctoral Degrees - the largest ceremonial occasion

DoktorspromotionThe 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 this year on October 21, 149 new doctors will be conferred.

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


"There is a lot to be done and it is both fun and rewarding"

Peter Börjesson is a PhD student in interaction design at the Department of Applied IT. His research is focused on how information technology can be used to support disabled children.

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"I often get asked how I put up with the weather"


Gabriela Mercado Narváez is currently studying towards a PhD in Literary Studies. She is focusing on the Spanish author, Miguel de Unamuno, and his view on masculinity.

Read more about Gabriela Mercado Narváez

"We discovered an unknown regulation of immune cells"

Kristina Johansson was one of the researchers that discovered a previously unknown regulation of immune cells. She is a PhD student at the Krefting Research Centre at the Sahlgrenska Academy.

Read more about Kristina Johansson


Page Manager: Annika Koldenius|Last update: 10/20/2016

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