Doctoral studies in Geography

It is possible to achieve a Licentiate of Philosophy (PhL) and Doctor of (PhD) degrees in geography. PhL is a subdoctoral degree which purpose is to be mainly an orientation for doctoral studies. According to the Goverment Degree (794/2004) the aims of doctoral training are that the student:

  • becomes well-versed in his/her own field of research and its social significance and gains knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge within his/her field of research;
  • becomes conversant with the development, basic problems and research methods of his/her own field of research; and
  • gains such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines relating to his/her own field of research as enables him/her to follow developments in them.

The University of Oulu Graduate School (UniOGS) coordinates all doctoral studies and accepts postgraduate students. Study requirements for Geography can be found here.

Last updated: 29.12.2014