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PhD programme

The PhD programme in Human Geography aims to give the PhD students scientific schooling and a profound knowledge of Human Geography. The programme comprises four years of full-time studies and lead to a doctoral degree (240 higher education credits). Students may also obtain a licentiate degree (120 higher education credits) after two years of full-time studies.

The PhD students will, during the programme plan and implement an individual research project, with support from individual supervising, as well as participate in courses, seminars, conferences and excursions. Each PhD student will be appointed a principal supervisor and an assistant supervisor.

Within the Unit for Human Geography there are three different research fields in which groups of researchers cooperate. We study geographic dimensions - the role of space and place; of space-transcending networks, interactions and flows; of landscapes and the environment. They all play important roles for the understanding of society, the economy and everyday life of people in a world characterised by globalisation, regionalisation, uneven development, urbanisation, cultural cross-over and environmental concern. Accordingly, the research activities at the department essentially concern the following themes:

  • Development Geography
  • Mobility, communication and transport geography
  • Nature - society relations in a landscape perspective

Announcements of PhD positions usually take place during spring, with programme start in September. The job positions are announced on the University of Gothenburg’s website.

Are you interested in applying for a PhD position in Human Geography, contact Eva Thulin.

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