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Third cycle studies (PhD studies) at the Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education offers third cycle studies in:

  • Child and Youth Studies
  • Education
  • Pedagogical work
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Subject Matter Education
  • Sport Science

Third cycle studies in Sweden

Doctoral students are required to undertake a research assignment and pursue theoretical studies in the form of seminars or courses. The research is intended to lead to a scholarly thesis.

All doctoral students receive individual tutoring and theses are publicly defended.

Studies towards a licentiate degree – comprised of 120 higher education credits – require two years of study. Studies towards a doctoral degree – comprised of 240 higher education credits –  require four years of study. This program includes courses and a final major degree dissertation. The thesis often accounts for more than half of the total workload.

Studying towards a licentiate degree or doctoral degree is a demanding commitment. Much of the work is carried out independently and students need to be highly motivated.

University of Gothenburg provides no grants or scholarships for visiting students.

For admitted students: COVID-19 information

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Page Manager: Evalise Johannisson|Last update: 3/4/2019

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