PhD Studies

Department of Psychology

PhD Education

Postgraduate education in psychology includes 4 years of full time studies and ends with a PhD dissertation. The education entails 240 credits for a PhD degree where the dissertation includes 180 credits and the remaining 60 credits constitutes of courses.

Admission normally takes place once a year. Open spaces are announced on this webpage (

Our department has limited resources to finance graduate students. Only applicants from whom a plan for financing of 4 years of full time studies is secured can be accepted into the program. Financial means come from Uppsala University, from external grants and from the applicant’s personal sources. Personal sources must be clearly specified and certified.


The doctoral programme of the Department of Psychology at Uppsala University receives the rating ”High Quality” in The Swedish Higher Education Authority's national evaluation of doctoral programmes in psychology in 2018.