PhD studies at the department
PhD studies can be undertaken in the following areas: mathematics, mathematical didactics, mathematical statistics, and computational science. There are currently about 25 active PhD students working at our department.
PhD students at the department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics are as a general rule employees of the university under a fixed-term contract of 4 years full-time research. Quite often, a moderate amount of teaching can be part of the position in which case the term can be extended to a maximum of 5 years. PhD students at the department are required to take a certain amount of graduate courses, normally corresponding to two years study. During the remaining time the PhD student works under the supervision of his/her thesis advisor(s) on completing a PhD thesis, which would typically consist of 4-5 publishable papers on the subject of study. Further details are given in the Handbook for Postgraduate Studies.
Formal requirements and instructions on how to apply are listed in the respective advertisements. For specific information about the scientific content of a position, please contact the principal investigator directly. The listed open positions are generally the only form of funding available. However, if you are enrolled in a PhD program elsewhere and would like to carry out parts of your PhD studies in Umeå, you may find the Swedish Institute's Guest Scholarship program of interest.
In the links to the left you can find more information about PhD studies at the department.
If you are interested in PhD studies in our department, we recommend that you contact the coordinator of graduate studies, Lisa Hed.