Faculty of Humanities
PhD education

Doctoral education at the Faculty of Humanities

At Faculty of Humanities you may take a doctorate (PhD) within a number of different fields. Here you will find information on how to apply for admission to the PhD programme, how the doctoral programme is structured, and what rules and guidelines applies.

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The nominal length of study for the PhD education is three (3) years full time, and includes an independent scientific work and a training component of 30 credits (ECTS). The most important part of the PhD training is an independent research project completed under active supervision and documented in a thesis.  This thesis will be assessed by a specially appointed committee and finally defended publicly in a public defense. The training component is divided between compulsory and self-selected activities and must be approved in good time before the thesis is submitted for assessment.

PhD candidates with external funding (all other cources than the Faculty of Humanities) can apply for extended admission (less than full time) However, the vacancy rate can not exceed 50%. Admission to the PhD programme is given for a maximum time of 6 years.