Doctoral studies

Environmental Studies is a research area for doctoral studies that awards Ph. D. degrees in the interdisciplinary area of Environmental Science.

The doctoral student in the subject Environmental Science, enrolled in the doctoral studies programme in Environmental Studies is employed at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.

The Graduate School of Environmental Studies interacts with the Baltic and Eastern European Graduate School, BEEGS which is part of the Centre for Baltic and East European Studies, CBEES at Södertörn University.

The research environment of Environmental Studies integrates different disciplines and research topics creating opportunities for the sharing of experiences and expertise. Our graduate courses and higher seminars are important arenas for in depth research discussions.

Admission regulations

Doctoral education at Södertörn University is governed by the Swedish Higher Education Act and Ordinance, as well as by internal steering documents. These documents can be found under Governing documents for doctoral education. external linkFor more details about general and special entry requirements, as well as selection criteria, please read the admission regulations. The general syllabus can be found down below.

For information about doctoral studies, please contact:

Sara Sjöling Chair of the Research School of Environmental Studies.

Maria Bergman Head of the Department Environmental Science at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.

Karin Lindholm Academic Secretary of Environmental Studies at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies. E-mail:

Karin Ebert Director of Research Education in Environmental Science and at the School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies.

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Within the Environmental Studies research area, the following doctoral courses are offered:

Research Design and Methodology in Environmental Studies, 7.5 credits

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Thesis Essay in Environmental Science, 7,5 credits

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For more information about the content of these courses and how to apply, please contact Karin Ebert.