The Faculty of Social Sciences is a popular choice among Swedish as well as foreign students. Here, you can choose a third cycle (doctoral) study programme at one of our 16 departments, which offer education in totally 19 subject areas. Most of the post-graduate programmes are in English.

What are the criteria for a doctoral degree?

A doctoral degree is obtained after four years of full-time studies according to the study plan for the respective subject area. In certain cases, it is also possible to get a licentiate degree after two years of full-time studies.

The post-graduate programmes are mainly regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance but also by local regulations at Stockholm University which are to be found in Governing Documents at Stockholm University – Rules & Regulations.

How is the doctoral programme designed?

The design of the programmes varies among the different subject areas at the Faculty. In certain subjects, the thesis work is mainly characterized by individual work, in others to a larger extent by cooperation within groups of researchers and doctoral students.

The structure of the programmes also varies. In some subject areas the studies have a more uniform form and in other subjects it is more flexible.

Education provides possibilities for a solid in-depth study in a subject area combined with a research task that is carried out more independently, where new research results and knowledge are produced.