Doctoral education at the faculty of Forest Sciences

Last changed: 28 May 2021

General Information on doctoral education at SLU.

What rules apply for courses in doctoral education?
This applies for students admitted after January 1 2013:

The degree must include at least

-        30 credits in the form of courses for a doctoral degree;

-        15 credits  in the form of courses for a licentiate degree.

The general syllabus for a specific doctoral-level subject may specify a higher minimum number of credits. It is possible to require up to 120 credits for a doctoral degree, and up to 60 credits for a licentiate degree.

The principal supervisor suggests courses that may be included in the degree. The faculty board approves the degree, including its constituent courses.

This applies for students admitted after July 1, 2015: In order to be awarded a doctoral or licentiate degree at SLU, the doctoral student must have studied credit-awarding courses in theory of knowledge and research ethics. These courses should e.g. cover rules regarding cheating and plagiarism.

PhD Thesis - Guidelines for PhD thesis at SLU can be found here

Through the Doctoral Research School of the faculty of Forest Sciences, we are happy to assist in your thesis writing at a general level in matters related to Kappa, oral presentation and thesis defense.

Please contact the coordinators.