The research at Environmental Change is problem-oriented and strives to be of social relevance. The research environment is interdisciplinary and encompasses both natural and social sciences and the humanities. This also characterizes the PhD program.
The PhD program at Tema M targets both Swedish and international applicants and the working language is English. The aim is to give the doctoral student the ability to independently plan and conduct a qualified research effort as well as to present and disseminate their research results within and outside academia. Doctoral studies can lead to a licentiate degree equivalent to 120 ECTS (two years full-time studies) or a doctoral degree equivalent to 240 ECTS credits (four years full-time studies). Many PhD students are offered departmental duties (e.g. teaching at undergraduate level) and combine it with their doctoral studies. Departmental duties may not exceed 20% of the study time and if a PhD student chooses to engage in departmental duties, then their study period is extended to five years.