The aim of the doctoral studentship is for the doctoral student to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to conduct research autonomously within the field of peace and development and to contribute to the development of knowledge within the discipline through the production of a scholarly thesis. Another aim is for the doctoral student to develop an ability to later apply the acquired knowledge and skills within post-degree research or other professional work.
The position is limited to 4 years in duration and is carried out on a full-time basis unless there are acceptable reasons to the contrary (minimum 50%). The position may include departmental duties corresponding to up to 20% of a full-time post over the course of study. If such tasks are required, the duration of the appointment will be extended accordingly.
Peace and Development Research in the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg is a leading site of interdisciplinary and action-oriented enquiry into questions of peace, development and their interrelationships. The 65 researchers in the subject take a broad range of approaches to peace and development, including but not limited to conflict resolution, critical security studies, gender analysis, human rights, global political economy, regional studies, and resistance studies.