The goal is for the doctoral student, after completing the programme with a passing grade, to have obtained advanced knowledge in the field. The student is well-prepared for independent efforts in research and development work. The student displays an ability to independently plan and carry out a qualified research project and to present and disseminate its results.
Through doctoral programme courses, supervision and independent thesis work, the doctoral student shall obtain the necessary skills to independently plan, carry out and complete research projects, and for other tasks that require the ability to review, critically assess, utilise and convey research results in the field of ageing and social change, and its applications.
To be admitted to a doctoral programme, a student needs to meet both general and specific entry requirements. General entry requirements mean that the applicant has completed higher education equal to at least 240 credits or equivalent knowledge obtained within or outside of Sweden. Exceptions from this requirement can be made if special grounds for doing so exist.
The special entry requirements are specified in the study plan for each respective doctoral programme.