PhD student in Criminology

Updated: about 11 hours ago
Deadline: 15 Sep 2022

Ref. No. SU FV-2374-22

at the Department of Criminology . Closing date: 25 September 2022.

The Department of Criminology at Stockholm University announces doctoral studentships in Criminology. We provide all our doctoral students with a workplace at the department and expect them to be present at the department and actively contribute to the department's research environment.

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 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, for doctoral studies in Criminology you need a Bachelor´s degree (preferably in Criminology or other social sciences) and at least 60 ECTS credits at advanced level (a part of those should include a thesis). In the syllabus for doctoral studies in Criminology you will find the requirements described in detail.

The primary assessment criteria in appointing a doctoral student should be the capacity to benefit from the training.east 60 ECTS credits at advanced level (a part of those should include a thesis). In the syllabus for doctoral studies in Criminology you will find the requirements described in detail.

Thus, for a candidate to be eligible, s/he needs to fulfill both the general entry requirements, and the specific entry requirements, and to be deemed capable to benefit from the PhD training.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the PhD training. Special attention is devoted to the degree of independence in analysis and design exhibited by applicants in their earlier work, their methodological and scientific maturity, and the capacity for problem formulation and stringency exhibited in the applicants’ earlier work and in their doctoral research proposal. Importance is also given to the possibilities for the department to offer adequate supervision of the planned research. Decisions on admissions are taken by the Department Board on 10 November, 2022 and the applicants are notified by e-mail some days afterwards.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and regulations .

Terms of employment
Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

For more information, please contact Director of Doctoral Studies Associate Professor Anita Heber, telephone: +46 8 16 19 85, , and the Head of the Department professor Felipe Estrada,  

Further administrative information about the position can be obtained from the Head of administration Pia Vångö, telephone: +46 8 16 23 34, .

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, , Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89, ,  (SEKO), and PhD student representative, .

Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
  • Research proposal describing: (no more than 1200 words, excluding references) describing the thesis’ problem approach, as well as it’s theoretical and methodological considerations
  • Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files)
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position .

You are welcome to apply!

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