Doctoral studies leads to a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) which comprises 240 credit in all, estimated as four years of full-time studies.

This training is characterized as profound studies within specific fields and aims at bringing the doctoral student the academic traditions as well as making the doctoral student develop into an independent and scrutinizing researcher.

The Department of Sociology offers programmes for doctoral students in Sociology and in Sociological Demography. The syllabi below provide ample information:

 Syllabus for doctoral studies in Sociology (156 Kb) (.pdf) revised 2015-11-17
 Syllabus for doctoral studies in Sociological Demography (157 Kb) (.pdf) revised 2015-11-17
For matters related to the defence of the dissertation:
Riktlinjer för disputationer vid Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten.
Individual study plan, forms and instructions

The syllabi contain detailed information on the entry requirements, the objectives and structure of the programmes, supervision resources and course requirements.