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Research studies

Research studies in Sociology and Social Anthropology

The Department of Sociology runs 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.

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

Philosophy of Science

Qualitative Methods

Classical Sociological Theory

Modern sociological theory

Other courses