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PhD Programme

The third level programme in social work comprises 240 higher education credits and concludes with the doctoral examination. The option is available to take a licentiate's examination after 120 higher education credits if the requirements specified in the Higher Education Ordinance’s degree ordinance concerning licentiate degrees are fulfilled.

Third level programmes consist partly of courses that are subsequently examined, and partly of individual research work leading to a scholarly thesis. Within the framework of their programmes, doctoral students shall also take part in seminar activities and, unless there are specific reasons, contribute to the department’s joint activities.


New students are admitted for PhD studies about once every two years.

Last time to apply was February 2017 (to start the doctoral studies in august 2017).

Procedure for selecting PhD students at the Department of Social Work

The procedure for selecting PhD students will be as follows. When the time for application has expired the qualifications of the applicants will be listed. The professors of the department make a preliminary ranking of the applicants. Those assessed to be the most qualified will be invited to an interview. The final decision rests with the Head of the department. The decision cannot be appealed.

General study programme for third level studies in social work, updated 2016

Contact Information

Questions about admissions, courses, seminars, etc., please contact:
Ingegerd Franzon,
Study Administrator
Phone: 46 31 789 1900

Kristian Daneback,
Director of Graduate Studies
Phone: 46 31 786 1891
E-mail: kristian.daneback@socwork.gu.se

Page Manager: Ingegerd Franzon|Last update: 11/29/2017

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