16432 Curriculum of doctoral programmes

Doctoral Programme in Educational Studies (KASVA)
Doctoral Programme in Social and Cultural Encounters (SCE)

Studies Required for the Doctoral Degree

The doctoral studies comprise at least 50 ECTS, of studies in research and professional skills as well as a doctoral dissertation. Information about the study requirements and the curriculum can be found in the Peppi.

If a doctoral student has previously completed a licentiate degree in his/her current subject or a neighbouring discipline or a doctorate in a neighbouring discipline, studies in research and professional skills are, in most cases, not required.  If necessary, the student may be expected to complete supplementary studies as specified in the curriculum of the doctoral programme.

Choice or Change of the Target Degree; Change of the Major or Doctoral Programme

Choice of the target degree

The degree is chosen by the student either when applying for or during doctoral studies (change of the target degree). It is possible to change the degree; however, at the latest, before submitting a doctoral dissertation for pre-examination.

Apply for change of the target degree with the form available in Kamu.

Change of the doctoral programme or major

If a doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her major within a doctoral programme or degree, s/he 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 doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her doctoral programme without changing faculty or major, the recommendation of the main supervisor and the director of the new doctoral programme is sufficient.

If a change of major or doctoral programme requires a change of faculty, the doctoral researcher must make a new application for doctoral study rights in accordance with the application instructions and deadlines for the doctoral programme in question.

Apply for change of the doctoral programme or the major with the form available in Kamu.

See deadline for applications on Studyinfo.fi.

Doctoral Programme in Welfare, Health and Management (WELMA)

Studies Required for the Doctoral Degree

The doctoral studies comprise at least 50 ECTS, of studies in research and professional skills as well as a doctoral dissertation. Information about the study requirements and the curriculum can be found in the Peppi.

If a doctoral student has previously completed a licentiate degree in his/her current subject or a neighbouring discipline or a doctorate in a neighbouring discipline, studies in research and professional skills are, in most cases, not required.  If necessary, the student may be expected to complete supplementary studies as specified in the curriculum of the doctoral programme.

Choice or Change of the Target Degree; Change of the Major or Doctoral Programme

Choice of the target degree

The degree is chosen by the student either when applying for or during doctoral studies (change of the target degree). It is possible to change the degree; however, at the latest, before submitting a doctoral dissertation for pre-examination.

Apply for change of the target degree with the form available in Kamu.

Change of the doctoral programme or major

If a doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her major within a doctoral programme or degree, s/he 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 doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her doctoral programme without changing faculty or major, the recommendation of the main supervisor and the director of the new doctoral programme is sufficient.

If a change of major or doctoral programme requires a change of faculty, the doctoral researcher must make a new application for doctoral study rights in accordance with the application instructions and deadlines for the doctoral programme in question.

Apply for change of the doctoral programme or the major with the form available in Kamu.

See deadline for applications on Studyinfo.fi.

Doctoral Programme in Science, Technology and Computing (SCITECO)

Information about the study requirements and the curriculum can be found on the webpages of the doctoral programme.

Doctoral Programme in Environmental Physics, Health and Biology (EBHB)

Information about the study requirements and the curriculum can be found on the webpages of the doctoral programme.

Doctoral Programme in Forests and Bioresources (FORES)

Information about the study requirements and the curriculum can be found in the public webpages of the Doctoral programme.

Doctoral Programme of Clinical Research

Degree requirements and structure

The degrees available in the Doctoral Programme of Clinical Research are Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Dental Science, Licentiate of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy, Licentiate of Science (Pharmacy), Doctor of Science (Pharmacy), Licentiate of Science (Health care), Doctor of Science (Health care).

If you need to change the target degree, the doctoral programme, or the major, you can do it by filling in the following forms.

Degree structure and study requirements

In order to get the post graduate degree, studies defined in the degree structure (transferable skills studies and studies in the discipline and field of research) and an approved thesis are required. You must obtain altogether 30 cp of which

  • 5- 15 cp Transferable skills studies, and
  • 15-25 cp Studies in the discipline and field of research

The balance of transferable skills courses and discipline and field of research doctoral studies shall be determined jointly by the student and the supervisors at the time when the personal doctoral study plan is being prepared and depends on the student's educational background and research plan.

Personal study plan

Courses for compiling the study plan can be found in curriculum in Peppi. The personal post graduate study plan has to be submitted to the Faculty of health Sciences within 3 months of the admission date.

Following post graduate courses are recommended for the students of Doctoral Programme of Clinical Research:

  • Introduction to Clinical Research, 1 cp (4416902)
  • Basic Course of Clinical Research Practices, 5 cp  (4416935)
  • Introduction to Research Ethics Evaluation, 2 cp (TL00BV81)

Courses in discipline and field of research

Subject specific and studies in supporting disciplines must cover information relevant for the research project in question. The amount of studies in different fields included in the studies depends on the research topic and the student’s postgraduate study aims. However, the scope of subject-related postgraduate studies must be sufficiently wide.

Curriculum of the doctoral programme is found in Peppi

Studies to be included in doctoral degree:

Doctoral courses organised by UEF

Other study modules organised in UEF and courses organised by other universities in Finland and abroad (e.g. NorDoc network) according to suitability. Courses are registered using a webpropol form. A statement from the main supervisor regarding the suitability of the course for the degree should be attached.

A statement from the main supervisor is also required for study modules completed at UEF, if the study modules are  other than those intended for doctoral studies.

Seminars and education days, maximum 5 ECTS .

If not UEF study modules, the credits of seminars and training days are applied with a written report, which may consist of several separate events and one own scientific presentation. The application must include the program of the event(s) and a written reports approved by the supervisor.

  • Duration 20 h 1 ECTS
  • Duration 40 h 2 ECTS
  • Own presentation + 1 ECTS

Scientific congresses with PhD researcher’s own presentation, maximum 8 ECTS. Registered with a webpropol form

The  program of the congress and the abstract of the presentation should be attached

  • Duration 2 days 1 ECTS
  • Duration 3—4 days 2 ECTS

Working in research institutes or equivalent during PhD studies, maximum 5 ECTS

A report approved by the supervisor should be attached.

Working should take place outside the organisation where the PhD study right has been registered or PhD research is conducted. If a PhD researcher is an employee in a company, she/he cannot get ECTS for working in the same company.

Work or research visit to a research institute in Finland, excluding collection of data for your doctoral dissertation 1 op/ 2 weeks + report writing

Work or research visit to an international research institute, excluding collection of data for your doctoral dissertation 1 op/week + report writing

For scientific articles of at least JUFO1 class related to the own study field but not included in the doctoral dissertation or other module of study, maximum 1/10 of the degree’s total credits

The article and the JUFO category should be attached.

First, second or last writing position

  • International Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 3 ECTS
  • National Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 2 ECTS

Other Author Place

  • International Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 2 ECTS
  • National Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 1 ECTS

Book exams, maximum 1/5 of the degree's total credits

100 pages equals 1.5 ECTS

A completed Specialist degree in Medicine or Specialist Degree in Dentistry, 8 ECTS

Language Studies

All language courses organised by the doctoral school can be included in the transferable skills studies.

Maximum number of language studies is 1/4 of the degree.

Only those language studies which are considered essential for the purpose of conducting research (e.g. interpretation of the data) or are used in the university (in the Faculty of Health Sciences, these are Finnish and English) could be included in the degree. If other languages than Finnish or English are included, the main supervisor's statement of the need for a language course should be included.

Additional additions

ECTS are not granted for teaching, for the teaching obligation is part of the university work. However, the doctoral degree may include Universi​​ty Pedagogics studies as transferable skills studies up to 5 ECTS.

No credits are granted for teaching, supervising theses, serving as a student member in institutions, acting in other institutions, or conducting studies in the Armed Forces.

Courses of the co-operative networks

You can also include courses offered by NorDoc- network in your doctoral studies.

Transferable Skills Studies

More information about transferable skills courses can be found the curriculum of Doctoral School in Peppi.

Doctoral Programme in Drug Research (DPDR)

Degree requirements and structure

The degrees available in the Doctoral Programme in Drug Research are Licentiate of Science (Pharmacy), Doctor of Science (Pharmacy), Licentiate of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Dental Science and Doctor of Medicine.

If you need to change the target degree, the doctoral programme, or the major, you can do it by filling in the following forms.

Degree structure and study requirements

In order to get the post graduate degree, studies defined in the degree structure (transferable skills studies and studies in the discipline and field of research) and an approved thesis are required.

You must obtain altogether 30 cp of which

  • 5- 10 cp Transferable skills studies, and
  • 20-25 cp Studies in the discipline and field of research

The balance of transferable skills courses and discipline and field of research doctoral studies shall be determined jointly by the student and the supervisors at the time when the personal doctoral study plan is being prepared and depends on the student's educational background and research plan.

Personal study plan

The personal post graduate study plan has to be submitted to the Faculty of health Sciences within 3 months of the admission date. Courses for compiling the study plan can be found in curriculum in Peppi.

Following post graduate courses are recommended for the students of Doctoral Programme in Drug research:

  • Entrance examination (5 cp), 4212111, to be completed within six months after granting of the PhD study right
  • Defense of the research plan (3 cp), 4212112, must be completed by the end of the third year of studies

Courses in discipline and field of research

Subject specific and studies in supporting disciplines must cover information relevant for the research project in question. The amount of studies in different fields included in the studies depends on the research topic and the student’s postgraduate study aims. However, the scope of subject-related postgraduate studies must be sufficiently wide.

Curriculum of the doctoral programme is found in Peppi.

Studies to be included in doctoral degree:

Doctoral courses organised by UEF

Other study modules organised in UEF and courses organised by other universities in Finland and abroad (e.g. NorDoc network) according to suitability. Courses are registered using a webpropol form. A statement from the main supervisor regarding the suitability of the course for the degree should be attached.

A statement from the main supervisor is also required for study modules completed at UEF, if the study modules are  other than those intended for doctoral studies.

Seminars and education days, maximum 5 ECTS .

If not UEF study modules, the credits of seminars and training days are applied with a written report, which may consist of several separate events and one own scientific presentation. The application must include the program of the event(s) and a written reports approved by the supervisor.

  • Duration 20 h 1 ECTS
  • Duration 40 h 2 ECTS
  • Own presentation + 1 ECTS

Scientific congresses with PhD researcher’s own presentation, maximum 8 ECTS. Registered with a webpropol form

The  program of the congress and the abstract of the presentation should be attached

  • Duration 2 days 1 ECTS
  • Duration 3—4 days 2 ECTS

Working in research institutes or equivalent during PhD studies, maximum 5 ECTS

A report approved by the supervisor should be attached.

Working should take place outside the organisation where the PhD study right has been registered or PhD research is conducted. If a PhD researcher is an employee in a company, she/he cannot get ECTS for working in the same company.

Work or research visit to a research institute in Finland, excluding collection of data for your doctoral dissertation 1 op/ 2 weeks + report writing

Work or research visit to an international research institute, excluding collection of data for your doctoral dissertation 1 op/week + report writing

For scientific articles of at least JUFO1 class related to the own study field but not included in the doctoral dissertation or other module of study, maximum 1/10 of the degree’s total credits

The article and the JUFO category should be attached.

First, second or last writing position

  • International Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 3 ECTS
  • National Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 2 ECTS

Other Author Place

  • International Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 2 ECTS
  • National Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 1 ECTS

Book exams, maximum 1/5 of the degree's total credits

100 pages equals 1.5 ECTS

A completed Specialist degree in Medicine or Specialist Degree in Dentistry, 8 ECTS

Language Studies

All language courses organised by the doctoral school can be included in the transferable skills studies.

Maximum number of language studies is 1/4 of the degree.

Only those language studies which are considered essential for the purpose of conducting research (e.g. interpretation of the data) or are used in the university (in the Faculty of Health Sciences, these are Finnish and English) could be included in the degree. If other languages than Finnish or English are included, the main supervisor's statement of the need for a language course should be included.

Additional additions

ECTS are not granted for teaching, for the teaching obligation is part of the university work. However, the doctoral degree may include Universi​​ty Pedagogics studies as transferable skills studies up to 5 ECTS.

No credits are granted for teaching, supervising theses, serving as a student member in institutions, acting in other institutions, or conducting studies in the Armed Forces.

Courses of the co-operative networks

You can also include

in the doctoral studies.

Transferable Skills Studies

More information about transferable skills courses can be found the curriculum of Doctoral School in Peppi.

Doctoral Programme in Molecular Medicine (DPMM)

Degree requirements

The following degrees are available in the Doctoral Programme in Molecular Medicine: Licentiate of Science (Pharmacy), Doctor of Science (Pharmacy), Licentiate of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Dental Science, Doctor of Medicine, Licentiate of Science (Health Care) and Doctor of Science (Health Care).

If you need to change the target degree, the doctoral programme, or the major, you can do it by filling in the following forms.

Degree structure and study requirements

In order to get the post graduate degree, studies defined in the degree structure (transferable skills studies and studies in the discipline and field of research) and an approved thesis are required.
You must obtain altogether 30 cp of which

  • 5- 15 cp Transferable skills studies, and
  • 15-25 cp Studies in the discipline and field of research

The balance of transferable skills courses and discipline and field of research doctoral studies shall be determined jointly by the student and the supervisors at the time when the personal doctoral study plan is being prepared and depends on the student's educational background and research plan.

Personal study plan

The personal study plan has to be submitted to the Faculty of health Sciences within 3 months of the admission date. The balance of transferable skills courses and discipline and field of research doctoral studies shall be determined jointly by the student and the supervisors at the time when the personal doctoral study plan is being prepared and depends on the student's educational background and research plan.

Courses in discipline and field of research

Subject specific and studies in supporting disciplines must cover information relevant for the research project in question. The amount of studies in different fields included in the studies depends on the research topic and the student’s postgraduate study aims. However, the scope of subject-related postgraduate studies must be sufficiently wide.

Curriculum of the doctoral programme is found in Peppi.

Studies to be included in doctoral degree:

Doctoral courses organised by UEF

Other study modules organised in UEF and courses organised by other universities in Finland and abroad (e.g. NorDoc network) according to suitability. Courses are registered using a webpropol form. A statement from the main supervisor regarding the suitability of the course for the degree should be attached.

A statement from the main supervisor is also required for study modules completed at UEF, if the study modules are  other than those intended for doctoral studies.

Seminars and education days, maximum 5 ECTS .

If not UEF study modules, the credits of seminars and training days are applied with a written report, which may consist of several separate events and one own scientific presentation. The application must include the program of the event(s) and a written reports approved by the supervisor.

  • Duration 20 h 1 ECTS
  • Duration 40 h 2 ECTS
  • Own presentation + 1 ECTS

Scientific congresses with PhD researcher’s own presentation, maximum 8 ECTS. Registered with a webpropol form

The  program of the congress and the abstract of the presentation should be attached

  • Duration 2 days 1 ECTS
  • Duration 3—4 days 2 ECTS

Working in research institutes or equivalent during PhD studies, maximum 5 ECTS

A report approved by the supervisor should be attached.

Working should take place outside the organisation where the PhD study right has been registered or PhD research is conducted. If a PhD researcher is an employee in a company, she/he cannot get ECTS for working in the same company.

Work or research visit to a research institute in Finland, excluding collection of data for your doctoral dissertation 1 op/ 2 weeks + report writing

Work or research visit to an international research institute, excluding collection of data for your doctoral dissertation 1 op/week + report writing

For scientific articles of at least JUFO1 class related to the own study field but not included in the doctoral dissertation or other module of study, maximum 1/10 of the degree’s total credits

The article and the JUFO category should be attached.

First, second or last writing position

  • International Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 3 ECTS
  • National Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 2 ECTS

Other Author Place

  • International Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 2 ECTS
  • National Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 1 ECTS

Book exams, maximum 1/5 of the degree's total credits

100 pages equals 1.5 ECTS

A completed Specialist degree in Medicine or Specialist Degree in Dentistry, 8 ECTS

Language Studies

All language courses organised by the doctoral school can be included in the transferable skills studies.

Maximum number of language studies is 1/4 of the degree.

Only those language studies which are considered essential for the purpose of conducting research (e.g. interpretation of the data) or are used in the university (in the Faculty of Health Sciences, these are Finnish and English) could be included in the degree. If other languages than Finnish or English are included, the main supervisor's statement of the need for a language course should be included.

Additional additions

ECTS are not granted for teaching, for the teaching obligation is part of the university work. However, the doctoral degree may include Universi​​ty Pedagogics studies as transferable skills studies up to 5 ECTS.

No credits are granted for teaching, supervising theses, serving as a student member in institutions, acting in other institutions, or conducting studies in the Armed Forces.

Courses of the co-operative networks

You can also include courses offered by NorDoc- network in your doctoral studies.

Transferable Skills Studies

More information about transferable skills courses can be found the curriculum of Doctoral School in Peppi.

Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences

Degree requirements and structure

Degrees

The following degrees are available through the Doctoral Programme in Health Sciences: Licentiate of Philosophy, Doctor of Philosophy, Licentiate of Science (Pharmacy), Doctor of Science (Pharmacy), Licentiate of Science (Health Care) and Doctor of Science (Health Care), Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Dental Science.

If you need to change the target degree, the doctoral programme, or the major, you can do it by filling in the following forms.

Degree structure and study requirements

In order to get the post graduate degree, studies defined in the degree structure (transferable skills studies and studies in the discipline and field of research) and an approved thesis are required.

  1. If your target degree is PhD (Health care), PhD, or PhD (Pharm) , you must obtain altogether 40 cp of which
    • 5- 15 cp Transferable skills studies, and
    • 25-35 cp Studies in the discipline and field of research
  2. If you target degree is a MD PhD or DDS (PhD), you must obtain altogether 30 cp of which
    • 5- 15 cp Transferable skills studies, and
    • 15-25 cp Studies in the discipline and field of research

The balance of transferable skills courses and discipline and field of research doctoral studies shall be determined jointly by the student and the supervisors at the time when the personal doctoral study plan is being prepared and depends on the student's educational background and research plan.

Students who have received their post graduate study right before August 1st 2015 will perform their studies according to the former degree requirements, but may transfer to the new degree structure if they wish.

Personal study plan

The personal post graduate study plan has to be submitted to the Faculty of Health Sciences within 3 months of the admission date. Courses for compiling the study plan can be found in curriculum in Peppi.

Following courses are obligatory for the students of Doctoral programme in Health sciences:

Courses in discipline and field of research

Subject specific and studies in supporting disciplines must cover information relevant for the research project in question. The amount of studies in different fields included in the studies depends on the research topic and the student’s postgraduate study aims. However, the scope of subject-related postgraduate studies must be sufficiently wide.

Curriculum of the doctoral programme is found in Peppi.

Studies to be included in doctoral degree:

Doctoral courses organised by UEF

Other study modules organised in UEF and courses organised by other universities in Finland and abroad (e.g. NorDoc network) according to suitability. Courses are registered using a webpropol form. A statement from the main supervisor regarding the suitability of the course for the degree should be attached.

A statement from the main supervisor is also required for study modules completed at UEF, if the study modules are  other than those intended for doctoral studies.

Seminars and education days, maximum 5 ECTS .

If not UEF study modules, the credits of seminars and training days are applied with a written report, which may consist of several separate events and one own scientific presentation. The application must include the program of the event(s) and a written reports approved by the supervisor.

  • Duration 20 h 1 ECTS
  • Duration 40 h 2 ECTS
  • Own presentation + 1 ECTS

Scientific congresses with PhD researcher’s own presentation, maximum 8 ECTS. Registered with a webpropol form

The  program of the congress and the abstract of the presentation should be attached

  • Duration 2 days 1 ECTS
  • Duration 3—4 days 2 ECTS

Working in research institutes or equivalent during PhD studies, maximum 5 ECTS

A report approved by the supervisor should be attached.

Working should take place outside the organisation where the PhD study right has been registered or PhD research is conducted. If a PhD researcher is an employee in a company, she/he cannot get ECTS for working in the same company.

Work or research visit to a research institute in Finland, excluding collection of data for your doctoral dissertation 1 op/ 2 weeks + report writing

Work or research visit to an international research institute, excluding collection of data for your doctoral dissertation 1 op/week + report writing

For scientific articles of at least JUFO1 class related to the own study field but not included in the doctoral dissertation or other module of study, maximum 1/10 of the degree’s total credits

The article and the JUFO category should be attached.

First, second or last writing position

  • International Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 3 ECTS
  • National Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 2 ECTS

Other Author Place

  • International Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 2 ECTS
  • National Peer-Reviewed Original Article and Review Article 1 ECTS

Book exams, maximum 1/5 of the degree's total credits

100 pages equals 1.5 ECTS

A completed Specialist degree in Medicine or Specialist Degree in Dentistry, 8 ECTS

Language Studies

All language courses organised by the doctoral school can be included in the transferable skills studies.

Maximum number of language studies is 1/4 of the degree.

Only those language studies which are considered essential for the purpose of conducting research (e.g. interpretation of the data) or are used in the university (in the Faculty of Health Sciences, these are Finnish and English) could be included in the degree. If other languages than Finnish or English are included, the main supervisor's statement of the need for a language course should be included.

Additional additions

ECTS are not granted for teaching, for the teaching obligation is part of the university work. However, the doctoral degree may include Universi​​ty Pedagogics studies as transferable skills studies up to 5 ECTS.

No credits are granted for teaching, supervising theses, serving as a student member in institutions, acting in other institutions, or conducting studies in the Armed Forces.

Courses of the co-operative networks

You can also include

in your doctoral studies.

Transferable Skills Studies

More information about transferable skills courses can be found the curriculum of Doctoral School in Peppi.

Past, Space and Environment in Society Doctoral Programme

Studies Required for the Doctoral Degree

The doctoral studies comprise at least 50 ECTS of studies in research and professional skills as well as a doctoral dissertation. Information about the study requirements and the curriculum can be found in the Peppi.

Studies may include doctoral education and research seminars, courses and other study modules provided by the doctoral programme as well as training provided by the UEF Doctoral School as specified in the curricula. Studies provided by graduate schools and national doctoral training networks may be counted towards the degree if participation in these studies is not restricted. Studies can be included to the extent permitted by the degree structure.

Studies completed in other universities may also be counted towards a licentiate or a doctoral degree, if they are suitable for the themes of the doctoral programme and are part of an approved study plan (decision of the Dean as of 3 February 2010). Courses may also be substituted, if the objectives and contents of the completed course correspond to the course in the doctoral programme. No completed studies can be counted towards a licentiate thesis or a doctoral dissertation.

If a doctoral student has previously completed a licentiate degree in his/her current subject or a neighbouring discipline or a doctorate in a neighbouring discipline, studies in research and professional skills are, in most cases, not required.  If necessary, the student may be expected to complete supplementary studies as specified in the curriculum of the doctoral programme.

Choice or Change of the Target Degree; Change of the Major or Doctoral Programme

Choice of the target degree

The degree is chosen by the student either when applying for or during doctoral studies (change of the target degree). It is possible to change the degree; however, at the latest, before submitting a doctoral dissertation for pre-examination.

Apply for change of the target degree with the form available in Kamu.

Change of the doctoral programme or major

If a doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her major within a doctoral programme or degree, s/he 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 doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her doctoral programme without changing faculty or major, the recommendation of the main supervisor and the director of the new doctoral programme is sufficient.

If a change of major or doctoral programme requires a change of faculty, the doctoral researcher must make a new application for doctoral study rights in accordance with the application instructions and deadlines for the doctoral programme in question.

Apply for change of the doctoral programme or the major with the form available in Kamu.

See deadline for applications on Studyinfo.fi.

Further Information
Annikki Honkanen
Anne Korhonen

Doctoral Programme in Business

Studies Required for the Doctoral Degree

The doctoral studies comprise at least 40 ECTS of studies in research and professional skills as well as a doctoral dissertation. Information about the study requirements and the curriculum can be found in the Peppi.

Studies may include doctoral education and research seminars, courses and other study modules provided by the doctoral programme as well as training provided by the UEF Doctoral School as specified in the curricula. Studies provided by graduate schools and national doctoral training networks may be counted towards the degree if participation in these studies is not restricted. Studies can be included to the extent permitted by the degree structure.

Studies completed in other universities may also be counted towards a licentiate or a doctoral degree, if they are suitable for the themes of the doctoral programme and are part of an approved study plan (decision of the Dean as of 3 February 2010). Courses may also be substituted, if the objectives and contents of the completed course correspond to the course in the doctoral programme. No completed studies can be counted towards a licentiate thesis or a doctoral dissertation.

If a doctoral student has previously completed a licentiate degree in his/her current subject or a neighbouring discipline or a doctorate in a neighbouring discipline, studies in research and professional skills are, in most cases, not required.  If necessary, the student may be expected to complete supplementary studies as specified in the curriculum of the doctoral programme.

Choice or Change of the Target Degree; Change of the Major or Doctoral Programme

Choice of the target degree

The degree is chosen by the student either when applying for or during doctoral studies (change of the target degree). It is possible to change the degree; however, at the latest, before submitting a doctoral dissertation for pre-examination.

Apply for change of the target degree with the form available in Kamu.

Change of the doctoral programme or major

If a doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her major within a doctoral programme or degree, s/he 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 doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her doctoral programme without changing faculty or major, the recommendation of the main supervisor and the director of the new doctoral programme is sufficient.

If a change of major or doctoral programme requires a change of faculty, the doctoral researcher must make a new application for doctoral study rights in accordance with the application instructions and deadlines for the doctoral programme in question.

Apply for change of the doctoral programme or the major with the form available in Kamu.

See deadline for applications on Studyinfo.fi.

Further Information
Annikki Honkanen
Anne Korhonen

Doctoral Programme in Law

Studies Required for the Doctoral Degree

The doctoral studies comprise at least 50 ECTS of studies in research and professional skills as well as a doctoral dissertation. Information about the study requirements and the curriculum can be found in the Peppi.

Studies may include doctoral education and research seminars, courses and other study modules provided by the doctoral programme as well as training provided by the UEF Doctoral School as specified in the curricula. Studies provided by graduate schools and national doctoral training networks may be counted towards the degree if participation in these studies is not restricted. Studies can be included to the extent permitted by the degree structure.

Studies completed in other universities may also be counted towards a licentiate or a doctoral degree, if they are suitable for the themes of the doctoral programme and are part of an approved study plan (decision of the Dean as of 3 February 2010). Courses may also be substituted, if the objectives and contents of the completed course correspond to the course in the doctoral programme. No completed studies can be counted towards a licentiate thesis or a doctoral dissertation.

If a doctoral student has previously completed a licentiate degree in his/her current subject or a neighbouring discipline or a doctorate in a neighbouring discipline, studies in research and professional skills are, in most cases, not required.  If necessary, the student may be expected to complete supplementary studies as specified in the curriculum of the doctoral programme.

Choice or Change of the Target Degree; Change of the Major or Doctoral Programme

Choice of the target degree

The degree is chosen by the student either when applying for or during doctoral studies (change of the target degree). It is possible to change the degree; however, at the latest, before submitting a doctoral dissertation for pre-examination.

Apply for change of the target degree with the form available in Kamu.

Change of the doctoral programme or major

If a doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her major within a doctoral programme or degree, s/he 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 doctoral researcher wishes to change his/her doctoral programme without changing faculty or major, the recommendation of the main supervisor and the director of the new doctoral programme is sufficient.

If a change of major or doctoral programme requires a change of faculty, the doctoral researcher must make a new application for doctoral study rights in accordance with the application instructions and deadlines for the doctoral programme in question.

Apply for change of the doctoral programme or the major with the form available in Kamu.

See deadline for applications on Studyinfo.fi.

Further Information
Annikki Honkanen
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