Becas Doctorales en Ciencia Jurídica - Lund University - Suecia

Por Jorge Luis Fabra Zamora (

Desde la fría Suecia, nos llega esta invitación para concursar por dos becas doctorales en Ciencia Jurídica.


Type of employment: Limit of tenure, equivalent to four years of full-time studies
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Law, Lund
First day of employment: 2012-09-01 or upon mutual agreement
Official Records Number: JPA 2012/7
Research in legal science concerns one of the following subjects:
administrative law, banking law, civil and criminal procedure, criminal law, comparative law, constitutional law, environmental law, EU law, fiscal law, human rights, international environmental law, jurisprudence, labour law, law and economics, legal history, private law, private international law, public international law, public law and social and welfare law

Job assignments

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies.
Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a doctorate has been awarded, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full time post. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 2)

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 section 3)

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
(Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 section 39)

The special requirements are fulfilled by those who have completed a law programme and obtained the degree Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen). The special requirements may also be fulfilled by those who can demonstrate other educational or particular professional experience where this is judged to provide the necessary qualification for doctoral studies comparable to that provided by the degree of Master of Laws (juris kandidatexamen/juristexamen regarding both the subject for doctoral study and general legal education of importance for that subject.

Applicants with Swedish juristexamen/juris kandidatexamen degrees must have attained a grade average of Ba in the compulsory courses of the undergraduate programme. Applicants holding other degrees must have attained in principle an equivalent grade average in comparable portions of the degree programme. Only where very special circumstances apply may the Faculty Board approve exemption from this rule.

The applicant must have obtained the degree of Master of Laws or the equivalent no later than 4 April 2012.

Basis of Assessment

For regulations concerning employment of Doctoral Students etc, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 sections 1-7. For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programmes, see Higher Education Ordinance chapter 7 sections 34-41 §§. Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies. The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed primarily with reference to the selection criteria stated in the general study plan for third-cycle studies at the Faculty of Law. Particular focus will be placed on the applicant’s ability to deal with legal issues and identify and formulate relevant research tasks in writing.
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