Post graduate programmes at the Faculty of Science can lead to two degrees:

  • Licentiate of Science, 120 credits, two years of full-time studies
  • Doctor of Philosophy, 240 credits, four years of full-time studies

The programmes consist of courses and a dissertation and usually ends with a dissertation defense. The course credits that are required in a degree programme may differ from one field of research education to another. It is common for students to carry out 20% teaching in addition to the prescribed period of study.


There are approximately 35 subjects to choose from in the research education offered by the Faculty of Science at Stockholm University.