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Application for admission as a doctoral student at the Department of Law

Every two years, the Department of Law publishes a call for applications for admission to its Doctor of Laws programme.

The call is published in December with deadline for applicaton in February and start of studies in August.

The call is published at the University of Gothenburg's home page, Job opportunities. Next call is expected in December 2021.

The application should be submitted electronically through the university's job application portal and it should contain:

  • Curriculum Vitae, maximum one page,
  • Application for admission tp doctoral studies - please, use the form below(Application form)
  • Project outline, maximum eight pages excl. Reference list,
  • Certified copies of LL.B. and two-year-LL.M. degrees including Diploma supplement and transcript of records providing information about the programme's length, content, passed courses and grades. The applicants must also provide documentation that shows that they have written a Master's thesis of min. of 15 ECTS.
    NB All degrees and diploma supplements must be certified and translated by an authorised translator into Swedish or English.
  • Proof of sufficient knowledge of English or Swedish

Project outline

The project outline shall set out the questions, theories, methods and sources of relevance for the project.

The project outline should contain the following headings:

  • Aim and background incl. literature review
  • Research problem/ research question
  • Method
  • Procedure
  • Expected results
  • Novelty and relevancy of the project
  • Reference list, please use Oxford or Harvard referencing format for in-text citations and the reference list

 Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Contact information

Research coordinator
Christine Forssell, +46-31-786 5961

Director of studies
Max Lyles, +46-31-786 4911

University of Gothenburg
Deaprtment of Law
Box 650, 405 30 Gothenburg
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1, house C

Page Manager: Christine Forssell|Last update: 2/6/2020

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