Doctorate Degrees in Sweden

See 4 Top PhDs in Sweden 2017/2018

PhD

Doctoral candidates striving to achieve greatness in their respective fields should consider programs for a PhD in Sweden. Highly motivated candidates are prepared to be independent researchers, where they are given significant potential to publish work independently and to gain significant teaching experience during their studies.

Candidates attaining their PhD in Sweden will immerse themselves in a vibrant, educationally driven culture, rich with history and tradition. A PhD in Sweden will give candidates the opportunity to grow and build knowledge in major metropolitans that provide a high quality of life and a strong foundation of fellow doctoral researchers, professors, and professionals.

There are many universities to choose from for the PhD in Sweden that works best for your learning needs, each institution usually developing a specialization as a result of a well-established collaboration with local industries and the business community. These universities offer PhD programs that help doctoral candidates specialize in an area of study that may not be offered at other institutions. To find the PhD in Sweden in your field of study, scroll through the options below!

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PhD in Finance

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The SSE PhD Program in Finance (240 ECTS) follows the standard US format: rigorous coursework in the first two years, and independent work on research projects that will make up the doctoral dissertation in the last two years. [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Sweden 2017/2018. The SSE PhD program in Finance is a North American-style program with around 25 doctoral students. The course work part of the program is integrated in the Economics PhD Program: In the first one and a half semesters, finance PhD students take courses Mathematics, Econometrics, Micro- and Macroeconomics, all offered within the framework of the Stockholm Doctoral Program in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (SDPE). In the latter half of their second semester, students begin reading core finance courses. In their second year, students take further core finance courses and can choose among several shorter mini courses, covering more specialized area in finance. Alternatively, students may also take one or the other second-year PhD course in economics. In the second year, students also begin with their dissertation research under the supervision of an SSE faculty member. To help students find a dissertation subject some courses include term papers. The finance seminar series, of high international standard, is another source for discovering interesting research ideas. Presenting and discussing research at (internal) workshops - and possible conferences - is also considered an integral part of writing a dissertation. Students are expected to complete their thesis during their fourth or fifth year. Prerequisites To be eligible for admission, we require the following: 1) A university level degree 2) At least three semesters of economics or finance courses (90 ECTS) including a thesis worth at least 15 ECTS 3) One year of Master level studies or the equivalent. We... [-]

PhD in Economics

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The SSE PhD Program in Economics (240 ECTS) is a North American-style program with around 35 doctoral students. [+]

In their first two years students take courses taught by both SSE and Stockholm University faculty as part of a joint undertaking: the Stockholm Doctoral Course Program in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (SDPE). In their first year students take mandatory courses in mathematics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematical statistics and econometrics. In the second year students can choose between a large number of topic courses. In the final two to three years of graduate study, each student does dissertation research under the supervision of an SSE faculty member. Frequently research from PhD theses at SSE are published in leading journals, with Journal of Finance and Quarterly Journal of Economics as recent examples. Job placements of recent graduates include Cambridge University, the International Monetary Fund, Paris School of Economics and University College London. We like to think that the SSE combines the advantages of a small department, with close and informal connections to faculty, with the breadth of courses and seminars associated with a larger department. Conditional on satisfactory performance, all students are financed throughout the program. More than half of the PhD students come from outside Sweden. Many PhD students spend one or two semesters visiting other leading universities in the US and Europe. SSE is also a member of the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER) together with other prominent economics departments in Europe. Prerequisites To be eligible for admission, we require the following: 1) A university level degree 2) At least three semesters of economics courses (90 ECTS)... [-]

PhD in Business Administration

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Sweden Stockholm

The SSE PhD program in Business Administration provides high-quality graduate education that prepares our graduates [+]

Doctors of Philosophy in Sweden 2017/2018. The SSE PhD program in Business Administration provides high-quality graduate education that prepares our graduates to be successful researchers or to advance in their chosen careers. Our faculty members are excellent teachers who keep up-to-date in their disciplines through research and publication. The School’s faculty is dedicated to research and some 20 chaired professors are active in the area of Business Administration. The program fosters close interaction between students and faculty, and every doctoral student belongs to a research group specializing in a particular field of research. The SSE PhD in Business Administration is a full-time four-year program (240 ECTS credits) based in Stockholm, and has around 75 doctoral students. Doctoral students are admitted to one of four specializations in the list below. Specializations: - Accounting and Managerial Finance - Management and Organization - Marketing, Strategy and International Business - Asian Economy and Business ​- Sustainable Business Admission takes place once a year, at the beginning of February for start in September that year. A specially designed course program – Stockholm Uppsala Business Studies (SUBS) – is run jointly with Uppsala University's Department of Business Studies, and covers the full fall semester. The fall semester includes Introduction and Concluding days to the program, and four mandatory courses. Prerequisites To be eligible for admission, we require the following: - Proven academic record. We require a) a university level degree, b) at least three semesters of business administration courses (90 ECTS) including a thesis worth at... [-]

PhD in Maritime Affairs

World Maritime University
Campus Full time 3 - 6 years September 2018 Sweden Malmö

The World Maritime University (WMU) was established by the UN’s International Maritime Organization in 1983 and is IMO’s apex institution for postgraduate education and research in the maritime field. [+]

Progression

During the first phase of doctoral studies, candidates complete a research methodology programme, and develop their research proposals. At the end of this initial period, the first progression seminar is held, at which candidates each present their research proposals.

Throughout the doctoral programme, further progression seminars are held where the candidates present their work to date and their research plans for the next twelve-month period. After every seminar, the Progression Board meets, and considers the candidate’s progress. At this Board meeting, decisions are taken as to whether the candidate is to be permitted to progress to the next stage of the research.

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