The Department of Languages and Literatures offers education leading to a licentiate degree and/or a doctoral degree in ten subject areas. The objective of the Department’s doctoral education is partly to provide in-depth knowledge within the respective language areas and partly to provide the skills in research methodology that are required in order to carry out a major research task and report the results in a thesis.
The education is designed to lay the foundation for post-doctoral scholarly work and provide the necessary qualifications for professions that require extensive knowledge and skills within the respective language areas as well as scientific schooling. Examples of such professions are services within the university and the rest of the educational system, as well as the broader labour market where there are demands of more in-depth competence within a specific language area.
If you want to be admitted to doctoral studies, you must meet the entry requirements and have funding for the full period of your studies. For applicable entry requirements, see the general syllabus for the subject in question (see link on this page). For general information on eligibility, admission and rules, see link to Doctoral studies - University of Gothenburg.