PhD positions in human geography available at Stockholm University

11 May 2017
PhD positions in human geography available at Stockholm University

The Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University welcomes applications for two doctoral positions in geography, with an emphasis on human geography. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2017.

The Department of Human Geography is dedicated to research and education in geography, human geography and urban and regional planning. Today, the Department employs about 50 people, 30 of whom are academic staff and about 15 post-graduate (doctoral) students. The total number of students during one year is about 500 including around 100 master programme students.

The Department of Human Geography has three research profiles; the Stockholm Urban and Regional Research Environment (SURE); historical geography and landscape studies; and population geography, migration and GIS. Information on ongoing research in the profiles is available here.

Human geography studies human activity from a spatial perspective. This means that human geographers are interested in social processes and their spatial aspects, such as spatial organisation, context, interaction between different locations, and space as a physical location or social construction created by social relations. Human geography is often studied within different subdisciplines, such as economic geography, population geography, historical geography, political geography, and social geography.

Qualification requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 credits (ects), of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In addition, applicants must have earned at least 90 credits in human geography or another relevant subject. In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field of Geography with emphasis on Human Geography stipulates that: ”The language of instruction and supervision is either Swedish or English". Accordingly, very good knowledge of Swedish or English is required in order to meet the specific entry requirements.

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a PhD student position. The primary assessment criteria in appointing a PhD student should be the capacity to benefit from the training.

Further information

Please visit the departmental webpage for further information on the application requirements.

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