Study requirements

General education and transferrable skills studies

  • The mandatory courses for all doctoral students:
  • Introduction to Doctoral Training, 1 credit (not obligatory for those who were granted their doctoral study rights before 1.1.2012)
  • Scientific Research and Ethics, 2 credits
  • Nomination of follow-up group
  • 1. follow-up group meeting, 0 credits
  • Follow-up group reporting and meetings, 1 credit

Field-specific studies

The mandatory courses for all doctoral students:

  • Doctoral training plan, 3 credits
  • Research plan and seminar, seminar, 1 credits
  • Other field specific studies

Thesis examination process

  • Pre-examination
  • Permission to defend
  • Acceptance and grading of the thesis

Without accepted Doctoral Training Plan and the follow-up group meeting(s), the degree cannot be completed.

Teaching

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.

More information

  • The courses are introduced at the courses web page.
  • For doctoral studies, post-graduate or advanced courses (with J- or S- included in the WebOodi course code) are required. However, when justified, and if the total number of course credits required for the degree is over 20 ECTS credits, and if the supervisor has assessed them to be suitable and necessary, intermediate or basic courses ( A- or P- included in the WebOodi course code) may be included in the study plan up to a maximum of 20% of the required credits over 20 credits (e.g. if the total required credits is 30, a maximum of (30 – 20) x 20% = 2 credits may be obtained from A- or P-level courses).
  • Recommendations of ECTS for activities like conferences and research visits;these can be included to the doctoral studies depending on the major.
  • Differences between general education and transferrable skills studies and field specific studies.

 

Study requirements for different doctoral degree programmes:

Doctoral Degree Programme

Programme Directors

Studies (credits)

Educational Sciences

Kirsi Pyhältö

30

Human Sciencties

Maija Kallinen

20

Economics and Business Administration

Juha-Pekka Kallunki

50

Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine

Thomas Kietzmann

20

Biology

Laura Kvist

30

Geosciences and Mining Engineering and Mineral Processing

Eero Hanski (Elena Kozlovskaya)

35

Chemistry

Risto Laitinen

40

Geography

Jarmo Rusanen

25

Physics and Astronomy

Heikki Salo

40

Mathematical Sciences

Ville Suomala

40

Information Processing Science

Mika Mäntylä

40

Computer Science and Engineering

Juha Röning

40

Communications engineering

Premanandana Rajatheva

 

Architecture

Aulikki Herneoja

40

Mechanical Engineering

Jukka Kömi

40

Process and Environmental Engineering

Timo Fabritius

40

Electrical Engineering

Tapio Fabritius

40

Industrial Engineering and Management

Jukka Majava

40

Dentistry

Pekka Ylöstalo

20

Medicine

Petri Lehenkari (Jouko Miettunen)

20

Health Sciences

Maria Kääriäinen

20

 

Last updated: 4.5.2017