Doctoral Studies or PhD studies are an important part of the university's mission and responsibility.
As a doctoral student (also called PhD candidate or doctoral candidate) you are an important part of the research environment at Lund University.
Around 30 doctoral students work at the Political Science Department at any given time, and we normally accept new doctoral candidates once a year
If you are admitted as a doctoral student you have an exciting and varied time ahead of you. As a doctoral candidate you are expected to teach on the first-cycle level and/or take on administrative duties alongside your doctoral studies.
To qualify for doctoral studies you need:
- A degree at advanced level
- Completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits at advanced level, or
- Otherwise within the country or abroad acquired substantially equivalent knowledge.
More information about doctoral studies
If you are interested in doing a PhD in political science please visit our information pages Doctoral studies in the main menu under Research.