Study requirements for geography

Doctoral degree programme: Geography
Responsible person: Jarkko Saarinen

Total: 25 credits

Field specific studies  16 - 21 credits:

  • Research plan seminar 4 credits
  • Other field specific studies 12 - 17 credits

General and transferrable skills studies 4 credits

  • Introduction to UniOGS 1 credit
  • Research ethics 2 credits
  • Follow-up group meetings and reporting 1 credit

Teaching tasks 0-5 credits (when the student has passed at least 2 credits of university pedagogical studies)

Additional information:
Students without a background in geography may be required to take up to 10 credits of brigding studies of history, development and the current debate of geography.


The structure of the doctoral degree programme provides recommendations for the study schedules, as well as few suggestions for activities and courses that may be of interest in this field:
Structure 2017-2018

Last updated: 21.3.2019