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Doctoral studies

Opening doors to a creative research environment

Four years of Doctoral studies

The PhD programme includes four years of full time studies (240 credits). Studies can also be carried out part-time (no less than half time) and cover a maximum of 8 years. As a doctoral candidate you have the right, but not the obligation, to take a licentiate degree (120 credits) as a stage in the doctoral programme.

Admission Requirements for the PhD programme

  • Have a degree at an advanced level
  • Have completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, including at least 60 credits at an advanced level, or
  • In any other way in or out of the country acquired the equivalent knowledge.


Three supervisors from the department will be appointed to you during your first time as a PhD/doctoral student. All PhD students have the right to change supervisor.

More information about research studies

    Please contact us!

    If you are interested in sociology of law for your doctoral studies, please contact us to discuss your situation.

    Reza Banakar, Director of Research Studies
    Telephone: +46 (0)46-222 87 53
    E-mail: reza [dot] banakar [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se

    Page Manager:

    Sociology of Law Department
    Lund University
    Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 18 C, 3rd floor, 223 62 Lund, SWEDEN
    Postal address: Box 42, 221 00 Lund, SWEDEN

    Faculty of Social Sciences