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Doctoral (third cycle) studies

Doctoral studies and research at the department are carried out within our research areas.

Our doctoral studies address those who have a genuine interest in biological and environmental sciences. It will give you deeper knowledge in your chosen area, and also the tools to independently formulate problems and critically judge the results. You will experience an exciting and instructive period of time that in most cases is completed with a doctoral degree.

To be eligible to do doctoral studies at the University of Gothenburg, you must satisfy both general and special entry requirements.

The University of Gothenburg has gained an international reputation through success in several disciplines, in both advanced basic research and applied research.


Every PhD Student shall have a main supervisor with good knowledge of the subject for the studies. The main supervisor and the PhD Student should work in the same premises. There should be at least one assistant supervisor, who assures a broad competence within the subject concerning the studies.

Available positions

All available positions are announced in the job application portal:

More information about the job application portal

Director for doctoral studies

Mats Olsson
Phone: 786 3971

Useful links

Faculty of Science

Pages about doctoral studies

Page Manager: Sven Toresson|Last update: 4/23/2019

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