General syllabi and individual study plans
There is a general syllabus for each research subject and an individual study plan for each doctoral candidate.
Each research subject has a general syllabus containing information on:
- The main content of the study programme and any compulsory exams for the programme.
- The general structure of the study programme.
- Specific entry requirements – prior knowledge and other conditions which apply for admission to the study programme.
- Provisions on selection and the grounds for assessment to be applied in the review of the applicant’s ability to benefit from the study programme.
- Whether there is an option to conclude part of the study programme with a licentiate degree.
Read more about general syllabi on the faculty web pages regarding research studies:
- School of Economics and Management
- 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
Individual study plan
For each doctoral candidate, an individual study plan is to be set up to structure and organise the study programme. The study plan is established by the university in consultation with the supervisor and the doctoral candidate.
The Higher Education Ordinance contains rules on the individual study plan. The study plan constitutes an important support for ensuring that the doctoral programme can be successfully completed within four years (in the case of full-time study).
- Higher Education Ordinance at the Council of Higher Education website
- Regulations for third-cycle education at Lund University I 2018 I (PDF 140 kB, new window)
- Guidelines on the extension of employment as a doctoral
student due to duties within student organisations and as an
elected student representative at Lund University (PDF 63 kB; new window)
- PM extension of doctoral studentship on the grounds of Covid-19 (PDF 254 kB; new window)