The criteria for entry to doctoral studies are to fulfil the general as well as the specific requirements. The general requirements according to the Higher Education Ordinance are:

  • a university degree at advanced level, or
  • 240 hp (ECTS) credits, of which a minimum of 60 credits must be at advanced level, or
  • the equivalent

Below is a compilation of the specific entrance requirements for the Faculty’s 20 different subjects at doctoral level. This is a translation of the special requirements stated in the Swedish general study plan for each subject. In case of a discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation, the Swedish original takes precedence.

Business Administration

  • at least 90 credits in Business Economics. Of these 90 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work at advanced level

Child and Youth Studies

  • a minimum of 30 credits at advanced level in behavioural science, or equivalent. Of these 30 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work, or the equivalent

Computer and Systems Sciences

  • a minimum of 90 credits in Computer and Systems Sciences or equivalent. Of these 90 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work
  • good knowledge and skills in the English language, spoken as well as written

Criminology

  • a minimum of 60 credits in Criminology at advanced level or in another subject relevant to the research education in Criminology. Of these 60 points a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work or equivalent, or the equivalent
  • good knowledge and skills in the Swedish and/or in the English language

Early Childhood Education

  • a minimum of 30 credits at advanced level in behavioural science, or equivalent. Of these 30 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work, or the equivalent

Economics

  • a minimum of 90 credits in Economic or the equivalent. Of these 90 credits, a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work in Economics
  • good knowledge and skills in the English language

Education

  • a minimum of 90 credits in Education, other relevant social sciences subject or the equivalent. Of these 90 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work, or the equivalent
  • knowledge and skills in the English language on a level comparable to exam from Swedish upper secondary school; for example pass on a internationally recognized language test such as TOEFL

Economic History

  • a minimum of 90 credits at basic level in Economic History, history with economic-historical focus or the equivalent, plus a minimum of 30 credits at advanced level in Economic history, history with economic-historical focus or the equivalent. Of these 30 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work, and at least 60 more credits from education at university level or equivalent of theoretical relevance for the doctoral studies
  • good knowledge and skills in the English language

Geography with emphasis on Human Geography

  • good knowledge and skills in either the Swedish or the English language
  • a minimum of 90 credits in Human Geography or the equivalent

Information Society

  • courses at second-cycle level in Computer and systems sciences, Humanities, Behavioural sciences, Pedagogy, Health sciences, Psychology, Communication studies, or within other for this programme relevant subject with a minimum of 60 higher education credits, including a thesis with a minimum of 15 higher education credits
  • English language skills equivalent of Common European Framework of Reference for Languages Level B2

International Relations

  • a minimum of 90 credits at basic level in International Relations or the equivalent, plus a minimum of 30 credits at advanced level in International Relations or the equivalent. Of these 30 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work, and at least 60 more credits from education at university level or equivalent of theoretical relevance for the doctoral studies
  • good knowledge and skills in the English language

Political Science

  • at least 150 credits. Of these 150 credits, at least 60 credits must be in Political Science or the equivalent at advanced level
  • at least 15 credits must be a thesis/project work in Political Science
  • at least 90 more credits from education at university level of theoretical relevance for the doctoral studies
  • knowledge and skill in the English language on a level comparable to at least 550 TOEFL credits

Psychology

  • a minimum of 90 credits in Psychology, or equivalent. Of these 90 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work, or the equivalent
  • good knowledge and skills in the English language

Public Health Sciences

  • a minimum of 7.5 credits in quantitative or qualitative methods of relevance to public health science (graduate level), or in any other acquired the equivalent knowledge
  • good knowledge and skills in in the English language, spoken as well as written.

Social Anthropology

  • a minimum of 120 credits in Social Anthropology or equivalent. Of these 120 credits a minimum of 60 credits must be at advanced level. Of the 60 credits, a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work
  • good knowledge and skills in the English language

Social Work

  • a minimum of 120 credits in Social Work, or in another subject relevant to the research education in Social Work. Of these 120 credits, including at least 60 at the advanced level. At least 15 credits must be a thesis/project work at basic or advanced level, or the equivalent
  • good knowledge and skills in the Swedish and in the English language

Sociology

  • no specific requirements

Social Demography

  • done independent research work in demography or a related discipline, as proven by a thesis or other written work, and
  • enough English language competence to profit by the teaching and course literature.

Special Education

  • a minimum of 90 credits in Special Education or in another subject relevant to the research education in Special Education. Of these 90 credits a minimum of 15 credits must be a thesis/project work at advanced level, or the equivalent
  • good knowledge and skills in the Swedish and in the English language

Statistics

  • a minimum of 90 credits in Statistics or equivalent. Of these 90 credits at least 15 credits must be a thesis/project work