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Doctoral Studies

Our department offers postgraduate (third cycle) education in six subjects. Our research environment is international, with several recognised research projects and our staff representing over twenty countries.

The ambition of the department is that the postgraduate studies will give a solid knowledge within the fields of philosophy, linguistics or theory of science. The studies will also give excellent skills in independent research and to publish work in international journals as well as teaching skills. In addition, our postgraduate students are trained in the crafts of modern research, as conference presentation, networking and collaboration across national, subject and language boundaries. The postgraduate students are also prepared in the art of bringing research to the community and to participate in the public debate. The postgraduate studies can be conducted on a variety of conditions, but the most common is that a graduate has a funded position from the Faculty of humanities or is working in an externally funded research project.

Subjects at the department

As Phd student you can study the following subjects:

• Theoretical Philosophy
• Practical Philosophy
• Logic
• Computational Linguistics
• General Linguistics (including Language Technology and Phonetics)
• Theory of Science


How to apply for Doctoral education

Entry requirements for postgraduate education are available in the general syllabi for the subjects.

Vacant positions

You will find our vacant PhD positions at the Faculty of Humanities in the page Vacancies.

Courses and research seminars

Each subject has both compulsory and optional courses, which are stated in the subject's study plan. Some of these are individual reading courses.

The subject-specific research seminars are open to all researchers and PhD students at the faculty.

Internal pages for PhD students

Information for PHD students at the department can be found on the internal pages at the Staff Portal. (log in) The Cheat sheet is our guide for PhD students, supervisors and administrative staff.
You find the guidelines for the formal procedure of the public defence of a doctoral thesis at the Faculty pages.


Former PhD students