Detailed course information will be available through the links below in Autumn 2013.  For further information about the courses please contact the responsible lecturer.

Field specific course (min 5 ects).

Workshops (1-8 ects). Two courses each year, organized every year by the senior scientists of the doctoral programme. Objectives: *see below more detailed descriptions.

Eudaimonia Seminars (1 ects/year). Objective: doctoral students have an opportunity to elaborate on their doctoral thesis, write research papers and present their research project. In addition, they can develop a multi-/interdisciplinary approach in an intercultural environment.

Visiting student-rotation (variable ects). Doctoral student rotate through a variety of research groups in Oulu, in Finland or abroad. Objective: To become familiar with other research fields, learn new methods and other researchers in the field of human sciences.  

Research Plan and seminar (4 ects). The Doctoral Training Plan should contain sufficient information for the doctoral programme to assess its quality: critical review of the literature, plans for the development of theory, description of the research methodology, approach to analysis, timetable of the work, resources /funding plan for the project, and ethical considerations.

Eudaimonia Day (1-4 ects). Description: Eudaimonia Day is a forum for research groups to present their research projects. Objective: Discussion on different research topics in human sciences. Elaboration of research work in a multicultural environment.

Follow-up Group Meetings (1 ects/ yearly meetings). One meeting per year organized by each doctoral student registered in EUDA-DP (see more details UniOGS).

Journal Clubs for Human Sciences (variable ects). Doctoral students regularly organize Journal Clubs related to their research areas.

Internationalization (variable ects) All doctoral students are encouraged to work towards an international dimension in their work. Periods of formal affiliation of 1–12 months are encouraged. EUDA-DP welcomes visiting doctoral students from other institutions in Finland and abroad.

Visiting student -research rotation (variable ects) Doctoral students are encouraged to visit other research groups. The purpose of the research rotation is to meet other researchers and gain experience and ideas for their own research work.

Teaching (variable ects: see the study requirements of the major) Doctoral students are encouraged to teach or assist on a course, and to supervise master’s or bachelor’s degrees. The purpose is to gain understanding of teaching.

Academic English in writing and presenting research (ects: will be defined later). Objectives: Participants improve their written and spoken academic style through tasks related to their research.

Writing and publishing in human sciences (ects: will be defined later) a) Managing an Article-Based Doctoral Thesis in Human Sciencesb) How to write a PhD thesis. Objectives: To help the process and practices of planning and writing articles or monograph thesis.

Supervisor workshop (1/year) The aim is to share experiences and practices of supervising doctoral students. Supervisors are required to attend workshops to ensure the quality of supervision. Objectives: 1) training, 2) funding opportunities, 3) administrative requirements, 4) objectives of doctoral training in human sciences, 5) sharing ideas concerning supervision with others, and 6) ethical considerations.

Technology enhanced learning  Many of the doctoral students are studying part-time or at a distance. This is supported by providing online courses, e.g. enhancing the use of social media in learning.


Last updated: 26.6.2013