What will I learn?

Ethnology is concerned with the study of man as a cultural being.


The aim of the third cycle programmes at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology is to provide students with research and communication skills that prepare them for work in academia and wider society, nationally and internationally. PhD graduates from the Faculties of Humanities and Theology shall be nationally and internationally competitive in terms of publications, project applications and positions. The programme is to provide sufficient breadth and specialisation and appropriate teacher training to equip students for teaching posts in higher education.

The completion of the third cycle programme in Ethnology results in a degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Outcomes for a degree of Doctor in Ethnology:

Competence and skills

For the degree of Doctor in Ethnology, the third-cycle student shall have acquired

– skills in collecting material, analysis, critical review and application of methods of relevance to his or her field of research

Judgement and approach

For the degree of Doctor in Ethnology, the third-cycle student shall have acquired

− the ability to make ethical assessments in relation to ethnological methods and research areas

− specialised insight into the possibilities and limitations of Ethnology, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used.

Which department am I in?

Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
There are no tuition fees for doctoral studies at Lund University
Start date

Expected January, September 2020


Lund University


SE-221 00, Sweden

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Paper-based) For English 6: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575.

For international students

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:

1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification

2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or

3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A proof of English proficiency consists of one of the following: English as your native language; a first degree from a Nordic country; a passing grade equivalent to a Swedish 3-year upper secondary course; a TOEFL score of at least 550, with no less than 213 points on the computer based test and no less than 79 on the internet-based one; An IELTS test, in which the "Academic Module" must be completed with at least 6.5 as a result and with no section scoring less than 5.0.