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PhD programme

The PhD programme leads to a PhD corresponding to 240 credits, or a licentiate degree with 120 credits.

The programme is composed of coursework, 90 credits, and research leading to a dissertation.

To be eligible for the doctoral programme, applicants must have a degree at the advanced level, or at least 240 credits of which 60 must be at the advanced level. This corresponds to 160 and 40 credits, respectively, according to the older credit system.

New positions for the PhD programme are made public yearly, with a 15 March application deadline. Postgraduate positions are financed by the department, research projects or by external authorities and organisations.

Completion of the PhD programme usually takes four years of full-time studies.

The Department of Psychology has approximately 50 active PhD students.

The application may be connected to a project at the department or be completely free.

Instructions for application to the Doctoral Programme in Psychology (PDF)

Page Manager:


Magnus Lindgren
Director of Doctoral Studies

+46 46 222 30 62

Magnus [dot] Lindgren [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se

Anita Lennerstedt

+46 46 222 91 21

anita [dot] lennerstedt [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se

Department of Psychology
Box 213
SE-221 00 Lund

Phone: +46 46-222 00 00 (operator)

webb [at] psy [dot] lu [dot] se