Postgraduate studies at NISAL
The doctoral program was introduced in 2001 and is a four year-long programme that leads to either a PhD (240 credit points) or a licentiate degree (120 credit points). During this time, the student is employed as a doctoral candidate..
The aim of the doctoral program is to deepen the student’s theoretical and methodological knowledge and understanding within the research area of ageing and later life. Through courses in the advanced level and contact with a supervisor, the student is expected to carry out an independent dissertation project as well as other tasks that require one to look for, use, critically examine and mediate research outcomes.
To be admitted to the doctoral studies, general and specific entry requirements are required. As a general entry requirement, the student should have had an undergraduate university diploma or have taken free-standing courses equivalent to 240 credit points. Over and above this, a specific requirement of 90 credit points in an area of central relevance to ageing and later life is required. Primarily, the selection is made on basis of the student’s independent work (theses) or previous work experience. Interviews with the applicants are also very important.
Presently there is no enrollment pending to the PhD program at NISAL. But when this comes up there will be notes of this on this page, in information from Linköping University and in the press.
Last updated: 2013-04-29