Become a researcher

Postgraduate education is the highest level of education you can study at university and gives you the knowledge and experience necessary to become an independent researcher.

This panorama photo, taken by ESO Photo Ambassador Yuri Beletsky, shows the view of the starry sky from the site of ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) at Cerro Paranal during the total lunar eclipse of 21 December 2010. Credit: ESO/Y. Beletsky

Astronomical research at Stockholm University is internationally prominent and as a student in doctoral studies you are an important part of that research. You will work in a research group with other doctoral students, senior researchers, and professors as colleagues. You will also be part of a stimulating research environment where people from all over the world participate and share their knowledge. As a doctoral student at our depratment you will receive a lot of training in problem solving, critical thinking, working independently and many other technical skills that are useful both as a researcher and in other organizations.

Read more about doctoral studies at the Department of Astronomy.



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