PhD Students in Fashion Studies conduct research in the context of a Humanities environment.

Through a structured program of study, You subscribe to the characteristics that distinguish post-graduate from under-graduate scholarship. These include:

  • A broad understanding of a research area within fashion studies
  • Familiarity with academic methodology in a range of adjacent disciplines
  • Capacity of carrying out original critical analysis
  • Intellectual originality and independence
  • Academic steadiness

Finally, a thesis must show Your capacity to academically and originally solve the research task. Steadiness includes the academic generosity which is an important and necessary skill in academic life.

There are many skill sets and attributes that make up these qualities. Most can only be acquired by the act of doing, that is, by researching, managing and writing a doctoral thesis.

A thesis is quite different from a long essay or from a book. It addresses a scholarly audience. It must synthesise a body of writing, situate itself in a field or fields, be academically generous and also make a contribution to new knowledge.

These skills unfold as You conduct the research, develop and test the hypothesis, through the act of writing, and in consultation with
a panel of two supervisors and the wider academic community.
You are encouraged to engage with Your peers in Humanities and any
other relevant Faculties, which currently include Business. In the first year, You are encouraged to undertake courses in epistemology, construct Your research plan, and write papers in which You engage with key theorists in fashion studies.

You are also encouraged to spend a part of Your candidature abroad,
engaging with the international scholarly community.

  • Education Language: English
  • Program Title (in Swedish): Doktorandprogram i modevetenskap, 240 hp
  • Program Title (in English): PhD Program in Fashion Studies, 240 ECTS
  • Requirements (i.e. särskild behörighet): Master degree in Fashion Studies or in other relevant field(s).