PhD programme
in industrial design

The PhD programme comprises 240 ECTS-credits, and equals 4 years of full time studies.  Since all PhD students at UID dedicate 80% of their employment to their studies and 20% to teaching or other departemental work, the time is extended to 5 years and comprises courses, research, dissertation work and teaching or other departmental work. PhD students do not pay any tuition fees, and are employed by Umeå University during their PhD education.

All PhD students have their work places at UID, in the Research Studio, together with UID staff engaged in research and artistic development work. Each PhD student has a main supervisor at UID or closely affiliated department at Umeå University, and an assisting supervisor. Some PhD students also have external supervisors with specific professional or academic competence in their area of research.

General syllabus for PhD education

All new third cycle students follow the general syllabus for PhD education in industrial design established in 2014:

General syllabus for third-cycle studies in industrial design (for doctoral degree)

General syllabus for third-cycle studies in industrial design (for licenciate degree)

Appendix: supplementary guidelines for third-cycle studies in industrial design

 

Allmän studieplan för utbildning på forskarnivå, i industridesign (doktorsexamen)

Allmän studieplan för utbildning på forskarnivå, i Industridesign (licenciatexamen)

Bilaga: kompletterande riktlinjer för utbildning på forskarnivå i industridesign

 

Third cycle students enrolled before 2014 follow the general syllabus for PhD education in industrial design that was valid at the time of their acceptance:

Allmän studieplan för utbildning på forskarnivå i Industridesign (only in Swedish)

Every doctoral student must have an individual study plan (ISP). It is a tool for planning and follow-up of each doctoral student´s education. The doctoral student and the supervisors formulate the ISP togehter, and must perform a follow-up at least once a year. All information in the ISP must conform to the rules in the Legal framework at Umeå University.

PhD studies information

UID PhD programme policy and guidelines

Research seminar course description

Manual for postgraduate students at Faculty of Science and Technology

Support for doctoral studies at Umeå University

NTK PhD student union

 

Handbok för forskarutbildning vid Tek-Nat fakultet

Stöd till utbildning på forskarnivå vid Umeå Universitet

Doktorandhandboken.nu

 


 

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  • Apply for artistic development work/travel funding

    UID staff can apply for funding for artistic development work projects, for collecting or producing materials for research, and travel funding for conferences.

    Deadlines for application are: 
    January 10
    May 10
    September 10

    Applications are sent to the UID Subject development committee

    Application form (Word file)
    Policy 2017-05-11