Doctoral studies at Linköping University

Interested in doctoral studies?

If you want to gain a profound understanding of a particular field, doctoral studies at Linköping University could be for you. You learn scientific methodology, sound research ethics and how to work independently and systematically.

A truly interesting subject, lots of freedom, loads of time and the chance to get down to the nitty-gritty in an academic field. These are some of the reasons that Isabelle Bengtsson started doing a PhD. “I can’t think of a better job”, she says.

LiU offers doctoral studies in three scientific fields: medicine, humanities/social sciences and engineering/natural sciences. Each faculty provides information on doctoral studies within its field.

Meet some of our doctoral students

Do you want to be a doctoral student at LiU?

I’d recommend anyone looking for stimulating work to apply for a doctoral student position at LiU. Your work here can change society, and also who you are as a person.
Lisa Lundin, PhD Student at the Division of Industrial Management. 

Doctoral studies at our faculties

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Doctoral students at LiU in 2023


Doctoral degrees were awarded in 2023


Licentiate degrees were awarded in 2023