Study requirements for information processing science

Doctoral degree programme: Information processing science
Responsible person: Mika Mäntylä 

Total: 40 credits

Field specific studies 32-36 credits:

  • Doctoral Training Plan 3 credits
  • Research Plan and Seminar, seminar 1 credit
  • 812649S Advanced Research Methods, 5 credits
  • Other field specific studies 23-27 credits

General and transferrable skills studies 4-8 credits:

  • Introduction to UniOGS 1 credit
  • Research ethics 2 credits
  • Follow-up group meetings and reporting 1 credit
  • Other general and transferrable skills studies 0-4 credits

Teaching tasks 0-4 credits (when the student has passed at least 2 credits of university pedagogical studies)

Additional information:

One can include into the field specific studies e.g.

  • Conference presentation 0,5-3 credits
  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. thesis supervision 0,5-3 credits
  • Research visits to another national research institution (+ report) 0,5 credit/wk, to an international research institution (+ report) 1,0 credit/wk, max 3 credits
  • Attendance at scientific seminars 0,5 credit/10h, participation at lecture course (incl. student's own work) 1 credit/10h
  • Organizing a conference 1-2 credits 


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: 17.4.2019