Doctoral studies at Linköping University
Linköping University (LiU) has created a name for itself by focussing on interdisciplinary research and pioneering work on achieving excellence in scientific training and initiating Sweden’s first graduate schools. LiU has approximately 1,300 PhD students.
Doctoral studies are offered in some 100 disciplinary areas within 14 departments and a number of interdisciplinary graduate schools. These schools are the collaborative efforts of several departments or disciplinary areas.
At the doctoral level, the third level of studies, students are eligible for a licentiate degree after two years of research, and a doctorate after four years of research:
- Degree of Licentiate. Requires at least 120 credits including a dissertation of at least 60 credits.
- Degree of Doctor. Requires 240 higher education credits including a dissertation of at least 120 credits. The dissertation must be defended publicly.
General requirements and enrolment
General requirements for the third level are:
- A second level degree, or
- At least 240 credits of a completed course, of which 60 credits are at second level, or
- Equivalent level of knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad
Students considering doctoral studies or research training at Linköping University should contact the appropriate faculty:
Last updated: 2013-05-13