Doctoral Programme in Drug Research

The Doctoral School of the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) comprises all of the university's doctoral
programmes. The doctoral programmes are either discipline-specific, specific to the field of study or
multidisciplinary. Furthermore, the doctoral programmes may be either local or they may operate as part of
national or international networks. All postgraduate students of the university belong to the UEF Doctoral
School and each postgraduate student must also belong to one of the doctoral programmes of the university.
The UEF Doctoral School offers transferable skills studies and the doctoral programmes are responsible for
organizing the discipline-specific and field-specific postgraduate education.

As decided by the faculty board on 27 May 2015, the Faculty of Health Sciences has four (4) doctoral

  • Doctoral Programme of Clinical Research
  • Doctoral Programme in Drug Research
  • Doctoral Programme in Molecular Medicine
  • Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences

Doctoral Programme in Drug Research is a multidisciplinary programme covering drug research and toxicology as a whole.

Aim is to train widely competent PhDs to positions in drug research, product development, monitoring and toxicology in the public and private sector in Finland and abroad. For students working full time for their PhD thesis, the expected graduation time is four years.

Following post graduate degrees can be completed in the Doctoral programme in Drug Research: Licentiate of Philosophy (Pharmacy), Doctor of Philosophy (Pharmacy), Licentiate of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Dental Science and Doctor of Medicine.