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As a doctoral student, the student is engaged in doctoral education with the aim of the education resulting in a PhD and / or Licentiate degree. The Licentiate degree is an independent exam or a recognised level leading to a doctoral degree, and normally requires two years of full-time studies. To obtain a doctoral degree requires four years of full-time studies. In practice, it takes longer to complete the education, as a doctoral student also tends to participate in other work such as teaching
In 2010, the University was given the right to issue licentiate and doctoral degrees in two fields: Information Technology and Innovation Sciences. The first doctoral student was admitted at Halmstad University in 2011. In 2013 the University was given the right to issue degrees in a third field, Health and Lifestyle.
There are also doctoral students at Halmstad University who are registered at other universities/institutes but are employed by the University. Several of these are supervised by researchers at the University. At Halmstad University in Sweden, there are about 100 doctoral students in a variety of subjects/fields.
Within the field of Information Technology, there are doctoral education in three subjects: Computer Science and Engineering, Informatics and Signals and Systems Engineering. Doctoral education in Information Technology are led by the research environment EIS. Read more about the education.
The name of the research subject coincides with the field of Innovation Sciences. Doctoral education in the field of Innovation Sciences are led by the research environment CIEL. Read more about the education.
Health and Lifestyle
Doctoral education in this field are led by the research environment CVHI. Read more about the education.
Here you can find the established general curricula/syllabus of the subjects in the doctoral education at Halmstad University.
Guidelines and forms
Here you will find guidelines and the required forms for doctoral education at Halmstad University.
Most doctoral students at Halmstad University have a PhD student position at the University. In regards to vacant positions, it is possible to see which jobs are advertised at the University right now. To learn more about what it means and requires to be employed as a doctoral student see The University's employment regulations.
If you want to know more about the University´s doctoral education and how it is to be a doctoral student; you can contact any of the directors of studies for the area/field you are interested in.
Director of Studies for the field of Information Technology.
Director of Studies in the field of Innovation Sciences.
Director of Studies in the field of Health and Lifestyle.
The Swedish Council for Higher Education provides a website for you, as a doctoral student, or for someone who has it in mind. Here you can find information on rights, obligations and conditions for doctoral education. To reach the information, click on the link below:
Link to the website