University of Gothenburg
A man with sunglasses standing outside, clouds and sky above
Cheng Shen is one of the PhD students at the Department of Earth Sciences. His area of study is wind climate.

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.