Visiting address: Kyrkogårdsgatan 10 plan 4 (Ekonomikum)
Postal address: Box 513, 751 20 Uppsala (Karta)

Contact information:
Undergraduate studies
Tel. +46 18 471 12 19
Master's programme
Tel. +46 18 471 57 55
PhD studies
Tel. +46 18 471 57 53

PhD studies in economic history in Uppsala

Information on postgraduate study at the Department of Economic History in Uppsala.

New students are accepted to the Ph.D-program once a year in June/July for the academic year starting in September. Detailed information regarding the application process are published on this site's home page when new doctoral positions are announced.

The decision to accept an applicant depends on several factors: the applicant's formal qualifications (she or he must have read some economic history on the undergraduate level), the applicant's academic quality, the possibility to finance the Ph.D.-studies for all four years and the possibility to find tutors/supervisors at our department. The applicant should indicate his or her research field, in order for the department to be able to judge whether it can provide appropriate supervision. If not, the applicant is directed to apply at one of the other four departments of economic history in Sweden, one where he or she can get the best supervision. As well as transcripts, the applicant should submit essays or papers written for advanced undergraduate courses, as these form an important basis for assessing the applicant's academic quality. Applications are evaluated by the department's graduate supervisors. The decision to admit an applicant is made by the chairman of the department.

One other factor is the question of language. It is desirable that the applicant has a working knowledge of Swedish, because the required courses and seminars are mainly held in Swedish.

Program of Study:

The four-year Ph.D-program consists of course work comprising 75 points and a Ph.D thesis comprising 165 points, which is defended publicly. The courses, which are given in a two-year cycle, emphasize training in theory and method.

More detailed information (in Swedish) regarding the doctoral program and degree requirements can be found on the Swedish pages of this site.


About half of the approximately 10 doctoral candidates now at the department have doctoral studentships financed by university appropriations. The other candidates are funded by research councils and other organisations. Such outside funding can take the form of studentships or stipends. The source of financing must be established at the time of admission to the doctoral program.

Here you will find more general information in English regarding doctoral studies in Uppsala.

The Director of Graduate Studies is University Lecturer Orsi Husz
Tel: +46 18 471 57 53