Doctoral studies

Become an important part of the department's research environment

On these pages we introduce doctoral studies at the department, how they are structured, and how you can apply.


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Lund university aims for world-class research, and our outstanding research staff and specialised research environments create a fertile ground for PhD studies.

Doctoral candidates at Lund University are not only well prepared for successful careers as independent researchers but they also have strong possibilities to publish their work independently during their studies and to gain significant teaching experience.

Lund University offers PhD studies in all eight faculties. There are no tuition fees for PhD studies 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 (you will find more information about these issues in the following pages)


Director of Ph D Studies

Fariborz Zelli

E-mail: fariborz [dot] zelli [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se