PhD Programme

The Department of Business Studies conducts research in the following areas: Accounting and Finance, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Marketing, Organisation and Management.

PhD studies comprise of four years of full-time study and leads to a doctoral degree. The PhD studies consists of a number of courses (90 academic credits) and research for the doctoral thesis (150 academic credits), a total of 240 academic credits. 

Programme structure

What are the career prospects? 

The PhD Programme aims to provide excellent scholarly training. PhD's hold positions as researchers and academics in Sweden and abroad at various universities and Business Schools. There are also opportunities to work outside of academia. In recent years, graduates from the PhD Programme have been offered positions in the Business Community and with various NGOs, the media and authorities.

Application and admission

Admission to the PhD Programme takes place once a year. Vacant PhD positions are advertised on Jobs and vacancies at Uppsala University from early March, with the application deadline late March. How many students that can be admitted depends on the possibilities of financing. 

Applications are processed separately by an evaluation committee consisting of Department supervisors. The most qualified applicants are called to an interview. The PhD Programme starts 1 September.

How to apply

Research Schools