The central part of the programme is 180 credits and it focuses on conducting research and writing a doctoral thesis, which will be defended in public towards the end of the program. The programme also includes courses, 60 credits, that aim to provide the doctoral student with broad and specialized knowledge of the research field and methodology.
Continuous supervision is provided for each doctoral student throughout the entire period of study. Doctoral students may also work to a limited extent with teaching and administrative tasks.
Employment and financing
In most cases, doctoral students at GIH are appointed to doctoral studentships, meaning they hold temporary employment at the higher education institution. However, doctoral students may also be funded by scholarships from a foreign aid and capacity building programme or programmes financed by the European Union, or by other employers than GIH, such as other higher education institutions, public authorities, or companies.
See the links below for information about doctoral studies in Sweden.