Study at the doctorate level normally involves 4 years of full-time study, comprising a course component of 60 credits (equivalent to one year of study) and the doctoral thesis, 160 credits (equivalent to three years of study). Positions for doctoral candidates are posted a maximum of four times a year at the University web page.

  • 15 January (last day of application 15 February), The department’s own
  • 2 April (last day of application 2 May), common with Stockholm University
  • 1 September (last day of application 1 November), The department’s own
  • 20 October (last day of application 20 November), common with Stockholm University

Research training programmes in physical geography are characterized by a broad focus within such subject areas as ecological geography, remote sensing, glaciology and palaeoglaciology, hydrology and water resources, climatology and tropical geography. For further information about the department’s research, select research.

Responsible for research training programme in physical geography are professor Peter Jansson. Please contact him if you have any queries regarding research training programmes.

Our previous doctoral candidates are today engaged in research, teaching and development as well as a number of other occupations, at the universities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Uppsala, the Geological Survey of Sweden, the Swedish Research Council, the National Heritage Board, SKB (Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Co) and Ragn-Sells AB.