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PhD programme in Peace and Development Research

The PhD programme in Peace and Development Research develops knowledge and skills to enable independent professional research and to contribute to knowledge through the production of a doctoral thesis. PhD studies in Peace and Development Research often involve international field work.

For more detailed information see:

General syllabus for the PhD programme in Peace and Development Research

General description of Peace and Development Research

Announcement of vacancies

Announcement of vacancies on postgraduate level usually takes place once a year, in December. The announcement is advertised both on the School of Global Studies website and on the University website for job opportunities.

Eligibility, application and admission

To be admitted to PhD Studies the applicants must meet the requirements of general as well as specific eligibility.

Read more about general entry requirements, funding, admission, decision-making process, and how to submit the application at Application and admissions.

In addition to the general entry requirements there are specific entry requirements for peace and developement research: 

A degree awarded at advanced (second cycle courses and programmes) level within the area of international relations, peace and conflict studies or global developement studies, or the equivalent degree/knowledge obtained within Sweden or abroad.

Ranking and Selection

In order to determine the capability of the qualified applicants and their capacity to benefit from the education, an assessment will be made of the applicant’s BA or MA theses or equivalent, as well as of other written documents that the applicant has referred to, and its scientific quality. An assessment of the applicant’s project outline, academic performance in the previous undergraduate education, previous experience (field work, knowledge of languages), and research specialisation in relation to field of activities within Peace and Development Research, will also be made.

Our research

Ongoing research projects in Peace and Development.

FAQ - PhD studies at SGS


Research Administration:
Gustav Rudd
Tel: 46 (0)31-786 4868

Gunilla Blomqvist Sköldberg
Tel: 46 (0)31-786 4319

Director of PhD Studies:
Camilla Orjuela
Tel: 46 (0)31-786 5873

Coordinators for PhD Programmes:
Environmental Social Sciences
Annica Kronsell

Peace and Development Research
Johan Karlsson Schaffer
Tel: 46 (0)31-786 5931

Social Anthropology
Lisa Åkesson
Tel: 46 (0)31-786 5336

Page Manager: Camilla Orjuela|Last update: 12/9/2019

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