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Admission to doctoral - research - studies


Doctoral education require a great deal of prior knowledge. Find out below what general requirements apply and follow the links for information on the requirements specific to each faculty.

Requirements for admission to doctoral - research - studies include:

  • prior knowledge relevant to the subject
  • that the student is judged to have the potential to complete the programme
  • available funding for the entire period of study

Entry requirements and prior knowledge

For admission to doctoral education, you must meet both the general and the specific entry requirements. The general entry requirements are a completed second cycle degree (Master of Arts or Science) or completed courses worth at least 240 credits (of which at least 60 credits in the second cycle) or equivalent knowledge acquired in some other way.

The specific entry requirements usually refer to specific subject knowledge. Information on the prior knowledge requirements for research studies within a subject is available from the relevant faculty. 

The University has regulations on admission to research studies with rules which apply regardless of the intended doctoral project:

Lund University Admission Rules for Doctoral Programmes (PDF 60 kB, new window)

Faculty-specific rules

The University’s general regulations on admission are complemented by the specific admission rules for each faculty. Check the relevant faculty’s web pages on research studies for information on these rules:

School of Economics and Management

Joint faculties of Humanities and Theology

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Social Sciences

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