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Research studies

Doctoral studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology

The Department of Sociology offers PhD 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.

PhD studies, or doctoral studies, are an important part of the University’s mandate and responsibility, and as a doctoral student you are an important part of the research environment at Lund University. All eight faculties at Lund University offer third cycle studies, including the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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 PhD 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 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

In cooperation with the University of Copenhagen.


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

Philosophy of Science 

Qualitative Methods

Classical Sociological Theory

Modern sociological theory

Other courses