Department of Informatics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

PhD Programme


The overall aim of the PhD programme in Informatics at the Lund University School of Economics and Management is to train PhD students to become critical and independent researchers with in-depth knowledge of the subject, thorough knowledge of different research methods and a good understanding of the common research issues and their practical application. The aim is also to give a qualified base for a future carrier within the academic world and/or outside the university.

The doctoral programme normally entails four years of full-time studies, concluded with a doctoral degree (PhD). A doctoral degree is the most advanced academic qualification awarded in Sweden. It is also possible to leave the programme with a licentiate degree – which normally corresponds to two years of full-time studies.

Application and admission

For admission to the PhD programme, the department requires that you have funding guarentees for the full period, that the general and specific requirements are met, and that your research idea is one that the department approves of and is able to provide supervision for.

There is no set application periods for PhD positions at our department –vacancies are advertised as and when positions arise. Please check our website and the Lund University vacant positions page on a regular basis to be sure not to miss any announcements.

Career prospects

Career prospects after a completed degree are good in academia as well as in business and government, in Sweden and abroad.


Read more about PhD studies on the LUSEM web site.

Read more about the Department's PhD courses.