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Admission to the Faculty of Education

The Faculty offers third-cycle education in six subject areas: Child and Youth Studies, Sport Science, Food and Nutrition, Education, Pedagogical Work and Subject Matter Education.


In order to be admitted to third-cycle studies, you must meet the entry requirements specified for the respective programme and have whatever other skills and abilities deemed necessary for successful completion. The entry requirements for each programme can be found in the respective general syllabus.

Only applicants who can be offered supervision and otherwise acceptable conditions for study, including proper funding, can be admitted to third-cycle studies. Admission decisions are made by the respective head of department

Call for applications

All available spots in a third-cycle programme that lead to a doctoral studentship must be properly advertised and are allocated via a competitive process. Each Department at the Faculty of Education has established a formal procedure that specifies each part of the recruitment process. For more information, see the steering document Admission Regulations for Third-Cycle Studies

Calls for applications can be found under Job Opportunities

It is also possible to admit an applicant funded within the framework of external employment, i.e. where the University of Gothenburg is not the employer, if such funding can be guaranteed for the duration of the studies. For funding within the framework of an external position to be approved, the employer must also allow for the student to devote at least 50 % of a full-time position to his/her third-cycle studies, so that he/she will be able to complete the respective programme within four years for a licentiate degree and eight years for a doctoral degree.

More information and the application form can be found under Application

Would you like more information about a specific subject area?

If you are interested in pursuing third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Education, you should first contact the Department that offers research and education in your area of interest. The Department will also be able to tell you if any calls for applications for third-cycle studies are being planned.

We look forward to receiving your application!


For further information, visit the departments

Page Manager: Evalise Johannisson|Last update: 10/9/2018

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