Degree Structure and Study Requirements
The studies leading to the licentiate and doctoral degrees available in the doctoral programme comprise the licentiate thesis or the doctoral dissertation, as well as transferable skills studies (10 ECTS) and studies in the discipline and field of research (40 ECTS).
Detailed information of the courses in WebOodi course catalogue:
Doctoral Programme in Educational Studies, 2019-2020
Studies required at the Philosophical Faculty (total 50 ECTS)
|TRANSFERABLE SKILLS STUDIES||10|
Philosophy of science and ethics
1145003 Research Ethics, 1 ECTS (UEF Doctoral School, in English)
2013111 Introduction to Philosophy of Science 1, 2 ECTS (in Finnish)
Teaching in English for Philosophy of Science is not available on the academic year 2020-2021.
Scientific writing skills
8010052 Scientific Writing for Post-Graduate Students, 2 ECTS (Language Center, in Finnish)
|2 - 4|
Academic and other working life skills
2013151 Presentations in scientific conferences, published scientific articles (not included in the doctoral dissertation), academic teaching positions and other expert positions
These courses can be used also as "other postgraduate studies supporting the postgraduate research" in the study plan.
|3 - 5|
|2013200 STUDIES IN THE DISCIPLINE AND FIELD OF RESEARCH||40|
2013235 Acquisition and analyzing interview materials, 2 ECTS (in Finnish)
or some other applicable course in research methods.
The minimum credits of seminars a postgraduate student must attend is 10 ECTS. Each postgraduate student shall participate in several seminar groups. They are to discuss their research in seminars at least four or five times during their postgraduate studies, and they should also actively participate in other seminar work. Teaching language in seminars is English and Finnish.
2013213 Seminar (Doctoral Programme in Educational Studies), 2 - 4 ECTS. Participation in these seminars at least two times during the doctoral studies is required.
Other discipline-specific postgraduate studies and/or major or minor subject studies supporting the postgraduate research
These studies should be agreed with the primary supervisor.
Changing major, doctoral programme or faculty
If a change of major or doctoral programme requires a change of faculty, the student must make a new application for doctoral study rights in accordance with the application instructions and deadlines for the doctoral programme in question.
If a doctoral student wishes to change his/her major within a doctoral programme or degree, he/she may apply for a change in his/her study right on a separate form. Where necessary, a new research plan, commitments of supervisors and certificates of previous studies must be attached to the application.
It will be ascertained in conjunction with processing the application whether the applicant meets the selection criteria for the discipline in question. The new study right will be granted on the decision of the Dean and, under the same decision, the old study right will be revoked. In this case, it is not necessary to adhere to the doctoral programme application deadlines.
If a student wishes to change his/her doctoral programme without changing faculty or major, the recommendations of supervising professor and head of the doctoral programme are needed.