The Department of Meterology offers PhD studies in a wide range of subjects within atmospheric and oceanographic studies, e.g. dynamical meteorology, physical oceanography, chemical meteorology and atmospheric physics. See Fields of Research for more information about the research at MISU. Doctoral studies are full-time studies during four years.

The student may prolong the studies with up to one year by working for the department; this include job assignments such as giving and assisting in courses, watching exams, developing our website and managing our weather maps. MISU currently employs roughly 30 PhD students.

To apply for doctoral studies at MISU, one must have a minimum of 240 university credits (ECTS) consisting of at least: 90 ECTS within meteorology, oceanography, physics or chemistry; 15 ECTS of mathematics; and 15 ECTS thesis work. 60 ECTS must be at advanced level. Other qualifications might apply when one have studied abroad. Contact Michael Tjernström for further information in this matter.

All PhD positions at MISU are announced openly under Vacancies and also at other places, e.g. Swedish newspapers. There are two types of employments.

  • University funded ("fakultetstjänst"): the employed student chooses a project and supervisor.
  • External funding: supervisor and project are predetermined.

More detailed infomation about postgraduate studies at MISU can be found in the PhD study plan:

Studieplan för forskarstudier vid MISU (118 Kb)

General syllabus for doctoral studies in Atmospheric Sciences and Oceanography. (282 Kb)

More documents concerning doctoral studies at MISU can be found here.


Doctoral studies at Stockholm University

The purpose of PhD studies is to train doctoral students in the disciplinary and academic tradition, but above all to develop independent and critically minded researchers. This page contains some basic facts for those interested in pursuing PhD studies at Stockholm University.

Doctoral studies at Stockholm University