Research studies

Research studies

BTH has the right to award Doctoral and Licentiate degrees. We offer PhD study programmes within the areas of “IT with Applications” and “Planning and Management”.

Third-cycle studies is offered at both the Faculty of Computing and the Faculty of Engineering and lead to a licentiate or doctoral degree. Approximately 100 doctoral students are active in 11 different subjects , many with a focus on Engineering and Applied IT.

A Doctoral education is the foundation for a career as a researcher and lecturer at colleges and universities or as a researcher in industry. It can also lead to many other exciting jobs .

BTH offers third-cycle programmes in the subjects below.


In order to pursue third-cycle studies you need to be admitted to the third-cycle level.

Announcements of available doctoral studentships can be found at and BTH’s official message boards.

Applications to third-cycle studies can be done regularly throughout the school year and will be in competition with others. Anyone who is interested to begin third-cycle studies should first contact a supervisor for the field he or she is interested in.

Admission to the third-cycle (doctoral) level can sometimes lead to a position as a doctoral student at BTH, but you do not need to be employed at BTH to be admitted to the the third-cycle (doctoral) level. BTH have doctoral students who finance their doctoral studies through grants as well as funds from businesses, county or municipality.

Application and Information

To be admitted as a doctoral student, the applicant fills out the “Application to third-cycle studies”.

For more information about how to apply for postgraduate studies and the requirements that must be met, please contact the Research officers at BTH at: