Postgraduate studies at the Department of Mathematical Sciences means advanced studies in mathematics or mathematical statistics by way of reading courses and working with a research project of your own. When you have passed the exam you have a doctoral degree, and have either the possibility to continue within the universities, or to launch a career in industry and business. It is also possible to take a licentiate degree after half the time of the education.
To be employed as a doctoral student at the department of Mathematical Sciences, you must first be admitted to a research school at either Chalmers University of Technology or the University of Gothenburg. A doctoral position lasts five years at most. The doctoral education takes four years, but most students use 80% of the time to the education and 20% to other activities at the department. Most often this is to take part in the graduate education at Chalmers or the University of Gothenburg, but there are other tasks as well.
We look for new doctoral students every year and most often the positions are announced some time in December, while the applications should be sent in the middle of February at the latest.