The duration of the doctoral training corresponds to four years of full-time study, but it can be completed in a longer time in the case of part-time work. The degree includes research work for the thesis, the publication and the public defense of the thesis, and, depending on the discipline, 20 to 50 ECTS credits of “taught” studies and/or other research-related activities. The goals of the studies are to deepen the student's knowledge of his/her own field, and to develop his/her general knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career. Details of the study requirements for the various disciplines will be made available during spring 2012.
The following courses are mandatory for all students who were granted their doctoral study rights on, or after 1.1.2012:
Introduction to doctoral training, 1 credit
The Introduction to Doctoral Training course, organized by the University of Oulu Graduate School, will provide students with information about the structure and practices of UniOGS, as well as practical information regarding the services, formalities and general requirements, essential to both their doctoral studies and every-day life..
Research ethics, 2 credits
The Research ethics course, organized by the University of Oulu Graduate School, introduces students to the basic principles of research ethics, covering ethical theory and principles, ethical problems characteristic to different sciences, good scientific practice, and the relation between science and society.
Research Plan Seminar, 4 credits
Each doctoral student participates actively in research plan seminars during their studies. Participation in the course offers students the opportunity to get to know other doctoral students in their field of science, and provides an excellent opportunity to get peer support from each other. In the seminars, each doctoral student will present their research plan. Study credits includes also work for the development of the Doctoral Training Plan - not only seminars. The research plan seminars are organized by discipline, department, or doctoral programme.
Mandatory annual reporting and follow-up group meetings (1 credit).
Depending on the major, a doctoral student may include teaching in his/her degree. In that case, he/she must have either formal pedagogy training, or follow a course of a minimum of 2 ECTS credits in higher education pedagogy.
The courses organized by the Graduate School will be organized every semester.
Recommendations of ECTS for different activities related to doctoral studies can be found here.
Study requirements for different disciplines:
|Biochemistry||Lloyd Ruddock||20 credits|
|Laura Kvist||30 credits|
|Heikki Salo||40 credits|
|Geology and Minerology,
Geology of the soil
|Wolfgang Maier||35 credits|
|Risto Laitinen||40 credits|
|Geography||Jarmo Rusanen||25 credits|
|Information processing science||Netta Iivari||40 credits|
|Architecture||Aulikki Herneoja||40 credits|
|Sulo Lahdelma||40 credits|
|Process engineering||Riitta Keiski||40 credits|
|Risto Myllylä||40 credits|
|Computer science and engineering||Matti Pietikäinen||40 credits|
|Industrial engineering and management||Jaakko Kujala||40 credits|
|Environmental engineering||Riitta Keiski||40 credits|
|Communications engineering||Markku Juntti||40 credits|
|History of ideas and science||Petteri Pietikäinen||20 credits|
|Archeology||Eero Jarva||20 credits|
|English philology||Elise Kärkkäinen||20 credits|
|German philology||Gerhard Schmitt||20 credits|
|History||Olavi K. Fält, Jouko Vahtola||20 credits|
|Information studies||Maija-Leena Huotari||20 credits|
|Literature||Kuisma Korhonen||20 credits|
|Cultural anthropology||Hannu I. Heikkinen||20 credits|
|Logopedics||Matti Lehtihalmes||20 credits|
|Nordic philology||Paula Rossi||20 credits|
|Saami culture||Veli-Pekka Lehtola||20 credits|
|Saami language||Ante Aikio||20 credits|
|Harri Mantila||20 credits|
|Scientific communication||Erkki Karvonen||20 credits|
|Leena Syrjälä||30 credits|
|Management, International business||Tuija Mainela||50 credits|
|Economics||Rauli Svento||50 credits|
|Accounting||Juha-Pekka Kallunki||50 credits|
|Marketing, Logistics||Jari Salo||50 credits|
|Finance||Jukka Perttunen||50 credits|
|Health sciences||Helvi Kyngäs||20 credits|
|Dental sciences||Tellervo Tervonen||20 credits|
|Clinical medicine, diagnostics||Petri Lehenkari||20 credits|
|Biomedical sciences||Peppi Karppinen||20 credits|