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Doctoral studies

We provide doctoral studies within Archaeology, Educational History and History Didactics, History, History of Science and Ideas, Philosophy, and Religious Studies.

Doctoral studies involve four years of full-time study, which include a number of courses and a doctoral thesis. Besides acquiring in-depth knowledge of a field of study, you will also cultivate your critical and analytical thinking. During your studies, you get to solve problems independently as you prepare for a professional career within academia, or the business or public sector. To be admitted to doctoral studies you are also required to have guaranteed financing for the entire study period trough a doctoral student position.

Study plans, guidelines and regulations

Each of our research subjects have general study plans for doctoral studies. Our doctoral students also follow a set of regulations for doctoral studies at Umeå University. You may also find more information at the Faculty of arts webpages for doctoral students.

General study plans for doctoral studies

Guidelines and practice for doctoral studies at the Department of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies.pdf (298 kB)

Regulations for doctoral studies at Umeå University

Faculty of arts web pages for doctoral students

More about doctoral studies at Umeå university

Doctoral colleges

Doctoral students at our department belong to different doctoral colleges dependant on the orientation of their research project. Many doctoral students at the Faculty of Arts belong to Umeå Faculty of Art´s Doctoral College, the others belong to The Postgraduate School in the Educational Sciences or to The Graduate School of Gender studies.

Open doctoral student positions

When we have any open doctoral student positions they are presented here.

Further information

For further information about doctoral studies in any of our subjects please contact our Director of Doctoral Studies below.


Director of Doctoral Studies

Study Administrator for Doctoral Studies

Elin Forsberg
Study administrator

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Latest update: 2023-09-27