The doctoral programme in social work aims to give students in-depth knowledge of social work and allow them to develop the knowledge and skills needed to carry out independent research, and contribute to advancing knowledge of social work by producing a scientific thesis.

The doctoral programme in social work also aims to advance students' ability to utilise the scientific skills and knowledge they develop in the programme in their future research or other qualified professional work, and to present and disseminate their research results nationally and internationally.

The programme takes four years and leads to degree of doctor (240 credits) and/or licentiate (120 credits).

The programme is organised in cooperation with the Research School in Social Work.


Research on Social Work


Doctoral studies at Linköping University