The program corresponds to 240 credit points (four years of full-time study), and consists of one course component (75 credit points) and a doctoral dissertation (165 credit points). Normally the mandatory courses are taken during the first year.
Mandatory (52.5 credit points):
- Designing a PhD dissertation, EHEH001 (7.5 credit points)
- Foundations of Economic History, EHEH002 (15 credit points)
- Philosophy of Science/Theory of Science, EHFE013 (7,5 credit points, given by the Department of Business Administration)
- Research Ethics, EHLG001 (3 credit points, given by the faculty of Medicine)
- Research Seminars, EEH002F, 7,5 hp (active and regular attendance at the department’s seminars along with completed midway and final seminars)
- Quantitative course, 7.5 hp (by choice but recommended courses to choose from could be Econometrics I, EEH006F or Econometrics II, EEH007F)
- Qualitative course, 4.5 hp (by choice but recommended course is “Sources and Source Criticism” given by Stockholm University)
Optional (22,5 credit points)
The selection of optional courses is regulated in the individual study plan and in accordance with the specialization of the candidate. The Department of Economic History offers numerous optional courses (see the list below), but it is also possible for the PhD to study elsewhere. Advanced level course credits are transferred to the PhD program studies after individual assessment and consultation with the supervisor and the director of the PhD program
PhD dissertation (165 credit points)
The dissertation documents the ability to formulate and analyze a scientifically relevant research issue. It can be presented in a monograph or as a collection of essays. The department guidelines describe in detail the structure of each type of dissertation. The dissertation is defended at a public seminar with an external evaluator acting as discussant and evaluated by a grading committee.