Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences

Become a researcher and save the world

Society faces major problems such as unemployment, climate change and refugees. Solving such problems requires people with extensive knowledge combined with the creativity needed to think in new ways. Third-cycle studies will provide you with these tools.

Third-cycle studies mean not only that you will become the foremost expert within one field, but you will also learn to plan, think critically and take responsibility. You will acquire the breadth of knowledge and the skills which go with the subject in general. Third-cycle studies mean that you will work on a research project independently under supervision. You will use and improve both your practical and theoretical skills.

The aim of our third-cycle studies is to make you an independent researcher who is good at imparting knowledge. You will be ready for complex and advanced work within trade and industry, the public sector, colleges and universities.

Apply for third-cycle courses and study programmes

Doctoral studentships are advertised in the same way as job vacancies with a last date for applications. The web-page Vacancies lists doctoral studentships which are currently available. This page also provides an opportunity to subscribe to news of every new studentship advertisement via RSS-flow.

If you want to know about doctoral studentships which are at the planning stage, you can contact the director of studies for third-cycle programmes at the relevant department.