Graduate studies comprise the equivalent of 160 weeks (four years) of full-time work for a doctoral degree. These studies include the equivalent of 100 weeks of work on the doctoral thesis. The rest of a student's time is devoted to graduate courses and project work.

Education for a PhD is carried out in close collaboration with leading researchers at the department. The PhD education is not focused on any specific topic within Informatics. Rather, the diversity in both subjects and methods at the department enables PhD students to choose their own subject of research but the content of the thesis should be within the framework of existing research at the department.

The group of PhD students consist of swedish as well as international students, several connected to national research schools. Positions and deadlines are advertised on the department’s and university's webpage.


  • Research focus
  • International collaborations
  • Diverse methods and contexts
Schedule Part-time and full-time
Duration 4 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Scholarships available Yes


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