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At the Faculty of Social Sciences, doctoral education is conducted in 17 third-cycle subject areas. Each subject area has a contact person (director of doctoral studies). Questions about doctoral studies are prepared and decided on both on department, faculty and university-wide levels, depending on the matter. Departments are in charge of admittin
On this page and its subpages, you will find more information and guidelines for doctoral studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences describing the doctoral student's rights and obligations, as well as those of the department.
On these pages, you can apply for the faculty's doctoral courses, find a checklist for defences of doctoral theses and other good-to-know information and various forms you need during your doctoral studies.
Umeå University's quality system for education also covers doctoral studies. You can learn more on the page Quality system for education.
Please contact the faculty coordinator for doctoral education if you have questions.
Faculty legal framework for doctoral education
Faculty coordinator Thomas Pettersson090-786 62 34
Deputy deanGreg Neely
Legal framework for Umeå University• Admission regulations for doctoral education at Umeå University• Regulations for doctoral education at Umeå University• Procedure for the withdrawal of resources from doctoral students at Umeå University
Delegation procedure• Delegation procedure for the Faculty of Social Sciences• Vice Chancellor's decision-making and delegation procedure for Umeå University