PhD studies in Sociology and Demography
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.
If resources permit, application openings for PhD Studies can appear as a maximum twice a year - in February with March 1 as final date and/or in September with October 1 as final date to apply. When there are doctoral studentships available for application they are advertised here.
Since 1 July 2007 the general entry requirements for education at doctoral student level are defined as:
- a degree at the second level (Master) or
- at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits at the second level (Master´s level).
For admission to doctoral studies in Sociological Demography the entry requirements also specify:
- In addition to the basic eligibility requirements, the applicant must have complete at least one independent research work in demography or a related subject documented in an essay or other written work.
Entry requirements and financing
The selection among the applicants is carried out by an admissions panel appointed by the department. The panel surveys the qualifications of the applicants and selects among them possible candidates for further discussion. The purpose of this discussion is to explore how well competence and interests match between the department and the applicant.
Financial support shall be organized and settled for the entire study period upon admission. The main source of financial support is by doctoral studentships.
The syllabi contain detailed information on the entry requirements, the objectives and structure of the programmes, supervision resources and course requirements.
Courses for doctoral students
Period 1, 28 Augusti - 27 September
Population Development and Social Change, 7.5 credits
Classical Sociological Theory, 7.5 credits – half time period A and B
Qualitative Methods in the Social Science, 7.5 credits – half time period A and B
Period 2, 28 September -29 October
Period 3, 30 October - 29 November
Population Processes 7.5 credits - half time period C and D
Social Network Analysis 7.5 credits - half time period C and D
Quantitative methods I, 7.5 credits – half time period C and D
Labour Market, Economic Growth and Inequality - half time period C and D
Period 4, 30 November - 14 Januari 2024
No courses start this period.
Period 1, 15 January- 14 February:
Period 2, 15 February – 20 March:
No courses start this period.
Period 3, 21 March – 1 May:
Political Sociology, 7.5 credits - half time period C-D
Social stratification, 7.5 credits- half time period C-D
Quantitative methods II , 7.5 credits – half time period C-D
Event History: Regression for Longitudinal Event Data 7.5 credits – half-time in period C-D
Period 4, 2 May -2 June:
Last updated: June 21, 2023
Source: Department of Sociology