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Doctoral studies

Opening doors to 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.


Supervisors and examiners on the PhD programme


You are more than welcome to contact us concerning a PhD in sociology of law, or to discuss other projects and ideas.

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

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Sociology of Law Department
Lund University
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14 M, 223 62 Lund, 3rd floor
Postal address: Box 42, 221 00 Lund

Faculty of Social Sciences