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.

Admission and application

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 are submitted in the portal at the web page for vacancies.

Applications should be targeted for a specific open position. Announcements will be made regularly throughout the school year and will be in competition with others.

Documents and forms

For more information about third-cycle studies at BTH, please contact the research officers at BTH at: