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Doctoral studies

Research/PhD studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology

At the Department of Sociology we offer doctoral studies in the subjects of sociology and social anthropology. Around twenty doctoral students work at the department and we normally admit new doctoral students once a year.

Red vine on university building. Photo.

Doctoral studies (PhD studies/ Research studies) are an important part of the University’s mandate and responsibility. As a doctoral student you are an important part of the research environment at Lund University.

When there is a PhD-position open, you will find information on Lund University web page for Online Job Vacancies.

Handbook and contact

For more information on doctoral studies, consult our Handbook for doctoral students.

Director of Doctoral Studies:
Sara Eldén

Email: sara [dot] elden [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
Telephone: +46 46 222 04 36

PhD courses at the Department of Sociology

Philosophy of Science 

PhD courses in Cooperation with Other Universities

Contemporary Sociological Theory (Spring 2022)

In cooperation with the University of Gothenburg and the University of Copenhagen.

Classical Sociological Theory

In cooperation with the University of Gothenburg.

Modern Sociological Theory

Modern sociological theory (7,5 ECTS) is a PhD course organised by the sociology departments at Lund University and Copenhagen University. 

The course is planned to take place in the fall semester 2024. Dates are 16–17 October (Lund), 21–22 November (Copenhagen), third week of January 2025 (Lund). Course convenors are Bo Isenberg (bo [dot] isenberg [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se) and Chares Demetriou (charalambos [dot] demetriou [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se).

Modern Sociological Theory - Invitation and infos (PDF 67 kB, new tab)

Reading courses, for PhD students of the Lund Department of Sociology

Qualitative Methods

Quantitative Methods

Classical Sociological Theory

Modern sociological theory

Social Anthropology

Other courses