Postgraduate studies

The postgraduate degrees in Mathematics are the Licentiate in Philosophy (PhL or LicPhil) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The Licentiate 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, heads all the doctoral studies. Research in the Department of Mathematical Sciences is done by a number of research groups and the quality of research is highly valued. If you are interested in postgraduate studies in our department, feel free to contact our research groups or personnel.

Requirements and further information

Study requirements for mathematics can be found here. A good information package can be found also from University's Toolbox of Research.

Last updated: 12.2.2013