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Doctoral Studies (Third Cycle)

At the Department of Cultural Sciences third-cycle study programmes are offered in the following subjects:

  • Art History and Visual Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Ethnology
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Musicology

The purpose of doctoral studies is to provide in-depth knowledge of the research traditions and the state of current research within the subject in question, and to give students opportunities to develop the ability to independently conduct their own research. The program also includes training in the communication of research results, both within the academy and to the surrounding society, as well as basic training in higher-education teaching.


In order to be admitted as a doctoral student, you must have completed an undergraduate degree (First cycle) and at least one year of study at the Masters level (Second cycle). The prerequisites for being admitted to a doctoral programme in a given subject are specified in the General Syllabus of the subject in question. Further information about third-cycle studies may also be found at the Faculty website for doctoral studies.

Normally, admission to third-cycle studies is possible only in connection with the announcement of funded doctoral-student positions.

For further information contact the Department’s Associate Head of Department for Doctoral Studies.

Study Environment

The study environment within the Department’s third-cycle education is shaped by several factors. An important point of departure is the Department’s research profile and the research currently being carried out at the Department. This environment is further characterized by supervisors’ interests and orientations, as well as the different types of seminars that the Department offers. Added to this are also various national and international networks, centers and other forms of collaboration across disciplinary and institutional boundaries, which the Department and its supervisors are involved in.

The Department’s Research Profiles
Research Projects at the Department


Contact Information

Erika Alm

PO Box 200, 405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Renströmsgatan 6 , 41255 Göteborg

+46 (0)31-786 5332

Doctoral studies at the Faculty of Humanities

Information about studies at research level (Third cycle) at the Faculty of Humanities

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