University of Gothenburg
A woman standing in front of a snow capped mountain
Julia Kukulies is one of the department's PhD students. Her project focuses on extreme precipitation from large convective storm systems in high mountain areas and their role in the water cycle.

Doctoral Studies

As a doctoral student at the Department of Earth Sciences, you will develop skills to independently formulate problems and tools to critically examine research findings.

Here, doctoral studies are carried out in different subject areas: geography, geology, environmental science, physical geography and natural science. Research is usually done in research teams and can take you to exotic locations such as Antarctica, the Amazon, the Pacific or our own northern Latnjajaure field station. The doctoral programme involves four years of study and usually includes a certain amount of tuition.