Doctoral studies are third-level studies and doctoral students are postgraduate students and researchers. The purpose of doctoral studies is to train scientists capable of performing independent scientific research and experimental development as well as able to solve scientific problems.
The Institute of History of Lithuania, together with partner institutions, conducts doctoral studies in the areas of History and Archeology (H 005) and Ethnology (H 006). Doctoral studies are provided jointly with 3 institutions in Lithuania. History and Archeology doctoral studies are conducted jointly with Vilnius University, doctoral studies in the field of Ethnology together with Vytautas Magnus and Klaipėda Universities.