O que eu aprenderei?

Historical Osteology studies human beings and their domesticated animals, hunting, fishing and environments through bone material from the entire quaternary period. It is a discipline combining biology and history applied in the Nordic area above all in archaeology and historical archaeology. Methods of osteology are also used within historical geology and palaeontology, quaternary geology, zoology, odontology, veterinary medicine and medicine. Accordingly, the subject is cross-disciplinary in character and presupposes close scientific contacts with the knowledge bases, theories and methods of the disciplines mentioned above. The subject allows specialisations in animal osteology/archaeozoology or human osteology/biological anthropology.


The aim of the third-cycle programmes at the Faculties of Humanities and Theology is to provide students with research and communication skills that prepare them for work in academia and wider society, nationally and internationally. PhD graduates from the Faculties of Humanities and Theology shall be nationally and internationally competitive in terms of publications, project applications and positions. The programme is to provide sufficient breadth and specialisation and appropriate teacher training to equip students for teaching posts in higher education.

The completion of the third-cycle programme in Historical Osteology results in a degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Outcomes for a degree of Doctor in Historical Osteology:

Knowledge and understanding

For the degree of Doctor in Historical Osteology, the third-cycle student shall have acquired

– broad knowledge and systematic understanding of the research field as well as advanced and up-to-date specialised knowledge in a limited area of historical osteology

– broad knowledge of the sources, research history, methods and theories of the subject

Competence and skills

For the degree of Doctor in Historical Osteology, the third-cycle student shall have acquired

– the ability in both national and international contexts to independently present and discuss research and research findings in speech and writing

– the ability to work in an integrated fashion in professional roles requiring analyses and communication based on historical osteology, both within and outside academia

Judgement and approach

For the degree of Doctor in Historical Osteology, the third-cycle student shall have acquired

– the ability to reflect independently and critically on humanity, nature, cultures and societies from historical and biological perspectives

– the ability to take a critical position on current cultural and social conditions from a broad archaeological perspective

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculties of Humanities and Theology

Opções de estudo

Período integral (4 anos)

There are no tuition fees for doctoral studies at Lund University
Data de início

20 Janeiro 2020


Lund University


SE-221 00, Sweden

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Paper-based) For English 6: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575.

Para estudantes internacionais

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.

A proof of English proficiency consists of one of the following: English as your native language; a first degree from a Nordic country; a passing grade equivalent to a Swedish 3-year upper secondary course; a TOEFL score of at least 550, with no less than 213 points on the computer based test and no less than 79 on the internet-based one; An IELTS test, in which the "Academic Module" must be completed with at least 6.5 as a result and with no section scoring less than 5.0.