Information for PhD training at TEMA
PhD-training at TEMA follows the research carried out at the Department with the aim to make doctoral students into independent interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary researchers with an interest in undergraduate education and research. A doctoral student is accepted to a specific graduate programme at a unit, but is employed by the Department. This means that PhD-students have a double connection - both to their 'own' unit and to all the other units and centres at the Department. A doctoral student at TEMA is offered doctoral courses within the specific research environment (Tema), where he/she has been accepted, as well as joint doctoral courses at the Department. Some of the courses are given for all doctoral students and some are individual courses, including courses from other departments and universities.
Tema has accepted two policies related to the PhD-training, one for the regulation of work to be carried out within the employment as a doctoral student and the other one for supervision.
The 4-year graduate programme leads to a examen of 240 credits, of which 90-120 credicts are for courses and 120-150 credits for the thesis - depending on the unit(Tema). The thesis can either be a monograph or an article thesis. There is a public defence of the doctoral thesis with an opponent and a board of examiners.
Requirements and admission
The formal criteria for admission to the PhD programme are divided into one general and one special part. The general qualification criteria require that the applicant has passed an undergraduate university exam, minimum 240 credits (180 points), or having acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way either in Sweden or abroad. To fulfil the special criteria the applicant needs to have at least 90 credits (60 points) in a subject relevant to the unit (Tema) or can show that the equivalent qualification has been acquired in some other way. Most undergraduate programmes correspond to this application criteria, but in some cases some complementary courses are needed. As long as the qualifications are fulfilled there is no limit for acceptance. Please note that if you apply to the PhD programme during spring term without having finised your undergraduate education, you can be accepted with the condition that this is done before the autumn term begins.
Rules and regulations for PhD training (admission, qualification, selection etc) can be found the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen SFS 1993:100 with later changes) as well as in rules and regulations stipulated by the different faculties.
When accepted as a doctoral student at TEMA this is usually combined with an employment up to four years full time if the work progresses in a satisfactory way. Generally the employment as a doctoral student is combined with departmental duties - so called assistant duties. The most common form of employment is to have 20 per cent departemental work during four years and thus the time to pursue the training programme is prolonged with the equivalent time during a fifth year. The departmental work can be assignments within undergraduate teaching or other tasks within the department.
Find more information on the web-pages for each department
Temas doctoral association
The doctoral students at TEMA har members of the doctoral council (doktorandråd) which is a link for information between the Tema Board, the Head of the Tema Institute and the doctoral students at the Institute.
Thematic Forum for doctoral students is a place for all doctoral students at the whole Institute to meet. The Forum is meant for discussions and also the spread information about important issues, both under and after the time as a doctoral student. We plan meetings around assistant/departmental work, qualifications, publications, post-doc proposals etc.
Handbook for PhD students
The Swedish National Agency for Higher Education published in 2000 a handbook for doctoral students. This is useful both for those thinking of applying to a PhD programme or if you have already started your doctoral training.
Information from Faculty of Arts and Science
The Faculty of Arts and Sciences has a web-page for those who are interested in PhD training.
Tuesday 28 May
10:15 -12:00 (D ELFI)
Spring Sessions 2013 Hub seminars
Pat Treusch (visiting Hub scholar from Berlin)“Researching the Humanoid Other: Anthropomatics and the Anthropos”
29 maj 13.30-15.00 TEMA-föreläsningar
13.15 Eva Lövbrand, Docent vid tema Vatten “Making climate change governable:carbon accounting as political rationality and practice”
INSTALLATIONSFÖRELÄSNING 13.45 Harald Rohracher, Professor vid tema Teknik ” Bridging the great divide?" - STS in an inter- and transdisciplinary context”
Temadag September 11
We expect to begin with lunch at 12:00 and then finish with dinner and some form of evening entertainment
Adm. chef: Anne-Li Silberk
Last updated: 2013-05-24