Department of Information Technology

PhD Studies at UU/IT

How to become a PhD student?

Get a PhD at the Department of Information Technology

All our PhD students are paid employees. This means that to become a PhD student (see the subjects below), you must:

  1. apply for an actually opened particular PhD position, advertised at both it.uu.se and uu.se when funding becomes available, which can be any time of the year;
  2. apply for admission to PhD studies, if you get the position.

Find a summary of this process upon clicking on the Admission procedure link in the menu on the left, and read also the faculty-level information on becoming a PhD student.

A PhD position is limited to five or four years of full time, depending on whether teaching duties are included or not. The PhD education itself requires 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time coursework and research.


Information for current PhD students


Find PhD courses, the department-level PhD manual (internal), and current PhD matters (internal).

In 2017, there was a national evaluation of PhD education in the subject of Computer Science (the other PhD subjects at our department are listed in the white box to the right): our submitted self-evaluation (in Swedish) and on-site interviews led to the best possible grade of high quality (in Swedish).

PhD Subjects

Computer Science

  • General
  • with specialisation in database technology
  • with specialisation in computer science education research
  • with specialisation in computer communication
  • with specialisation in human-computer interaction
  • with specialisation in embedded systems

Computerised Image Processing

  • General

Electrical Engineering

  • with specialisation in automatic control
  • with specialisation in signal processing
  • with specialisation in systems analysis

Scientific Computing

  • General
  • with specialisation in numerical analysis

Curricula for all these subjects.

Updated  2019-01-31 11:13:32 by Pierre Flener.