Doctorate Degrees in Finland

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A PhD, also known as a Doctor of Philosophy degree, is a doctorate awarded by a university to the academic who has met all necessary qualifications and can now be considered a doctor in his or her academic field.

One of the Post Graduate academic degrees that are awarded by the Universities is the Doctor of Philosophy; abbreviated as PhD. Depending on the time periods for entry-level degrees and other factors, PhD programs vary from one country to another as well as from institution to the other. With the attainment of the degree, you earn the academic title of a Doctor. The courses are available to all students who meet minimum requirements worldwide.

The formal higher education system of Finland is the 7-3-2-2 pattern. The university takes two years in vocational or technical education and finally two-year pre-tertiary education. Finland also has several public as well as private universities that have enabled accessibility of higher education to students.

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Doctoral Programme in Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture offers an international doctoral programme for those seeking careers in art, design, film, media or architecture. Studies leading to a doctoral degree can be taken in all research fields represented at the School. The normative time to take the degree for full-time doctoral students is four years. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Finland 2017. Doctoral studies in Arts, Design and Architecture have been offered since the 1910's. From 1981 onwards the main degree has been the Doctor of Arts degree. The Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture offers an international doctoral programme for those seeking careers in art, design, film, media or architecture. Studies leading to a doctoral degree can be taken in all research fields represented at the School. The normative time to take the degree for full-time doctoral students is four years. The special feature of the programme is that the dissertation can also include art or design productions. Department of Art, Department of Design, Department of Film, Television and Scenography and Department of Media offer doctoral studies for Doctor of Arts degree. The Department of Architecture is the oldest and largest of the three departments of architecture in Finland. The first publication of a doctoral dissertation took place in 1921, and since then over fifty candidates have been awarded their doctoral degrees. Postgraduate degree studies are offered for Doctor of Science (Architecture) degrees. Doctoral education at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture is internationally interactive, and the School encourages researcher mobility to foster the exchange of ideas, research collaboration and career development. Annually approx. 15 Doctors of Arts and one or two Doctors of Science (Architecture) are graduating. The employment situation of the graduates is very good. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Science (Technology)

Aalto University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Finland Espoo + 1 more

The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. [+]

The goal of the programme is to train doctors in physics, mathematics, biomedical engineering, computer science and industrial engineering and management to serve in the academic world, public sector and industry and commerce. Doctors graduating from Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science have what it takes to serve in demanding academic research and teaching positions and in expert, development and management positions of the information society. The departments, which are in charge of doctoral education at the School of Science, offer research fields that are based on strong research traditions and research at the highest international level. At the moment there are four Centres of Excellence in Research at the departments of the School of Science designated by the Academy of Finland. The School of Science is also very active in the national Doctoral Education Networks. What can you study? Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science offers the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) in one of the following departments and their research fields: Department of Applied Physics Department of Computer Science Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering Graduate as doctor in four years Doctoral education at the School of Science is based on vigorous basic research that forms a strong basis for teaching and both development and innovation activities. The most important part of the education is writing the dissertation in a strong research milieu. The theoretical studies that support the thesis work are tailored individually to suit the different needs of each doctoral student. The dissertations of the School of Science are of very high quality and often contain articles published in publications of the highest international level. Full-time students can complete the doctoral degree in four years. The most talented students may apply for funding from their department or they may fund their studies through projects. The students should discuss funding primarily with their supervising professor. International studying environment Internationality is an integral part of the School’s doctoral education in both recruiting and educating doctoral students. The School of Science is well connected with several top-level universities and research institutes in its field. Aalto University encourages its doctoral students to spend at least six months of their study time abroad. International mobility enhances doctoral students’ career possibilities. Visiting a foreign university or research institute often means sharing knowledge and know-how, creating new ideas, expanding international networks, and developing one’s professional skills. Working life and doctoral degree 40% of all doctors graduated from Aalto University come from the Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science. Those that have graduated from the Doctoral Programme have positions in the academic world, the public sector or in the industry and commerce. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Engineering

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The normative duration of studies for completing the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) is four years. The degree comprises theoretical studies to the extent of 40 ECTS credits and research work resulting in a doctoral dissertation. A doctoral candidate who has completed his or her degree has the skills necessary for performing varied duties in international environments in different sectors of society. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Finland 2017. The goal of doctoral studies is to equip a doctoral candidate with competence to conduct independent research and perform demanding advisory tasks. Developing skills in research work and the application of research results is integral to doctoral studies. The normative duration of studies for completing the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology) is four years. The degree comprises theoretical studies to the extent of 40 ECTS credits and research work resulting in a doctoral dissertation. A doctoral candidate who has completed his or her degree has the skills necessary for performing varied duties in international environments in different sectors of society. The Doctoral Programme in Engineering comprises 18 research fields , including land use planning and urban studies, real estate economics, geoinformatics, civil and structural engineering, civil and environmental engineering, engineering design and production, energy and environmental technology and applied mechanics. Doctoral studies are available at all the departments of the school: the Department of Energy Technology (EN), the Department of Engineering Design and Production (K), the Department of Surveying (M), the Department of Applied Mechanics (SM), the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering (R) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (Y). The Doctoral Programme in Engineering has two application periods a year, one ending at the end of October and the other at the end of April . Applicants must have an applicable higher university degree. The director of the doctoral programme is Professor Kirsi Virrantaus, who is responsible for the programme activities and the development and coordination of the doctoral studies together with the school. Decisions related to the doctoral programme are made by the Doctoral Programme Committee whose members include professors representing the central research fields in the school. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering comprises 23 research fields. In the field of technology, information and communication technology and micro- and nanotechnology have been chosen as the focus areas. Of the great themes in society, energy, environment and health and well-being are central to our school. [+]

The focus of the school’s research activities is on the development of key technologies and the research problems posed by great societal challenges. The Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering comprises 23 research fields. In the field of technology, information and communication technology and micro- and nanotechnology have been chosen as the focus areas. Of the great themes in society, energy, environment and health and well-being are central to our school. The programme is a joint effort of the Departments of Electrical and Automation, Micro- and Nano Sciences, Radio Science and Engineering, Signal Processing and Acoustics, and Communications and Networking. In addition, the Metsähovi Radio Observatory and Micronova, the Centre for Micro- and Nanotechnology are also responsible for the supervision of doctoral dissertations. A postgraduate degree comprises both theoretical studies and research work. The recommended period for completing the degree of Licentiate of Science (Technology) is two years and four years for completing the degree of Doctor of Science (Technology). In case the theoretical studies have been completed in connection with the licentiate degree, a doctoral dissertation is the only further requirement for the doctoral degree. The amount of required theoretical studies is altogether 40 credits. Theoretical studies comprise two modules: research field module (25-30 cr.) and scientific practices and principles module (5-20 cr.). The main focus of a postgraduate degree is on scientific research work. A licentiate thesis must be written for a licentiate degree. To complete a doctoral degree, a student must produce and publish a doctoral dissertation as well as defending it at a public examination. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

The main goal of the Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology is to train Doctors and Licentiates of Science (Technology), skilled in independent research work, for positions in academic and business sectors as well as in public administration. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Finland 2017. About the Program The main goal of the Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology is to train Doctors and Licentiates of Science (Technology), skilled in independent research work, for positions in academic and business sectors as well as in public administration. The Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology comprises 7 research fields . The Departments of Biotechnology and Chemical Technology, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, and Forest Products Technology are jointly responsible for the programme. The doctoral programme has its own Into.aalto.fi pages providing information on doctoral studies to both applicants and doctoral candidates. There are two requirements for the completion of a doctoral degree: an approved doctoral dissertation and theoretical studies required for the degree. The extent of theoretical studies is 40 ECTS credits, comprising two modules. The main focus of doctoral studies is, however, on research work and the evaluation of research results as well as on publications in peer-reviewed publication series. In a nutshell, the goal of doctoral education is to conduct research that produces new knowledge and, in the process, to become a qualified researcher. This learning process culminates in a doctoral dissertation and its public defence under the supervision of reviewers with expertise in the field of the research. [-]

Doctoral Programme of Science in Business, Economics and Finance

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Espoo

Aalto University School of Business offers a four-year doctoral programme in English. The degree offered is Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration. [+]

The degrees that can be completed on the Aalto University Doctoral Programme in Economics are Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Doctor of Philosophy and Licentiate in Science (Economics and Business Administration). Aalto University School of Business offers a four-year doctoral programme in English. The degree offered is Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration. The program has 12 specialization areas: Organization and Management, Accounting, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, International Business, Management Science, Finance, Economics, Business Law, Logistics, Information Systems Science and Organizational Communication. New doctoral candidates are admitted once a year. The deadline for applications is normally in January. The doctoral program is thoroughly international in many ways. The faculty comprises professors eg. from USA, Germany, New Zealand, Russia and Norway, apart from outstanding Finnish scholars. Almost one quarter of the students come from outside Finland. The language of instruction is English and most doctoral dissertation are published and defended in English. The pre-examiners and opponents of dissertations are mostly distinguished professors from well-known universities worldwide. A large number of doctoral candidates carry out part of their research and coursework in foreign universities and publish their research in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals. We consider full-time dedication to doctoral studies vital and therefore have launched a funding program which covers all new students willing to study full-time. Aalto University School of Business is the leading business school in Finland and one of the top schools in Europe, established in 1911. It is strongly dedicated to research. The School of Business is located in Central Helsinki. Helsinki has been praised as one of the world's most livable cities eg. by Monocle Magazine and in the Economist Intelligence Unit livability rankings. As for Finland, the country is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life studies. It was the best country in the world according to a Newsweek 2010 study. The departments and professors of the School have longstanding co-operation with other universities worldwide and faculty members have been working as visiting professors eg. in London Business School, EMLYON business School and Erasmus University Rotterdam. The School of Business offers an English-language four-year doctoral programme in Business, Economics and Finance for those seeking academic careers or high level positions in business. Last year 24 doctors graduated from the School. New doctoral students are selected in an application process once a year. As a rule, the doctoral dissertations are written in English and the main results are often published as articles in international refereed scientific journals. In order to guarantee a high international standard the School encourages every doctoral student to publish at least one article in refereed international journals. Consequently, articles have been published in journals like Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science or Journal of Financial Economics. The pre-examiners and opponents of dissertations are normally from well-known universities outside Finland, often European and American. The employment situation of the graduates is very good. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Vaasa

Students of the Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree. The programme is interdisciplinary and its aim is to train doctoral-level experts and independent researchers to positions especially in the public sector, but also in the private sector and for other actors of society. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Finland 2017. Students of the Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree. The programme is interdisciplinary and its aim is to train doctoral-level experts and independent researchers to positions especially in the public sector, but also in the private sector and for other actors of society. The scientific resources of the programme are those of the research fields of the main subjects of the unit of Administrative Sciences. The contents of the programme are decided upon by the groups of the programme. The main subjects are: regional studies, public management, public law, and social and health management. The focus areas of the subjects are regional development and economy study of public management and ethics: ethical management and identification of problems, good management and leadership changing governance and basic rights study of social and health services and systems: citizen participation, governance and management of complex problems The studies of the programme consist of several elements, such as in-depth education in the theoretical background of the research field, research methods, ethics, and methodology of research work. An additional aim is to include courses that prepare students for working life. Also, the intention is to utilize the most recent scientific knowledge. The doctoral programme is nationally and internationally networked. The researchers organize seminars, and actively participate in international seminars and contemporary public discussion. It is possible to complete the degrees of the Licentiate of Administrative Sciences and the Doctor of Administrative Sciences as academic graduate degrees in the following disciplines: Regional studies Public management Public law Social and health management The leader of the programme is Professor Esa Hyyryläinen. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies produces Doctors of Science in Business Administration or Economics for demanding expert and management roles. The University of Vaasa is one of Finland's oldest business studies institutions and the university's Faculty of Business Studies has a long tradition of high-calibre international graduate education. [+]

The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies produces Doctors of Science in Business Administration or Economics for demanding expert and management roles. The University of Vaasa is one of Finland's oldest business studies institutions and the university's Faculty of Business Studies has a long tradition of high-calibre international graduate education. The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies examines in-depth the discipline's key research question, development and societal significance. The doctoral programme prepares students for high-level independent research work. Studies in the doctoral programme consist of general studies and methods, primary subject studies, optional studies and the doctoral thesis. Students are expected to graduate from the programme as Doctors of Science in Business Studies in four years. There are nine research groups operating in the Faculty of Business Studies. Students undertaking the Doctoral Programme in Business Studies are connected with the work of the research groups to enable more interesting research topics, group work training and a more intensive and diverse supervision programme. The doctoral programme collaborates closely with national graduate schools (KATAJA, KAVA and OMY). The collaboration enables doctoral students to participate in events arranged by graduate schools and to organise national and international courses and seminars. Doctoral students can also benefit from the contact networks of other research groups in the form of corporate collaboration. Doctoral studies in the field of business usually also include an exchange period with a partner university abroad. The doctoral programme is headed by Professor Jorma Larimo. The Doctoral Programme in Business Studies educates national and international experts and researchers in business studies for a variety of tasks both in private and public sector. The aim of the programme is to give the students in-depth understanding of their research field, its development, central research questions, social significance, and gain the abilities to critically and independently apply methods of scientific research and create new scientific knowledge in their field of study. Please note that admission to doctoral studies does not automatically include any grant or right to research facilities. Main selection criteria are: quality of the research plan previous merits in education merits in research (e.g. publications, conference papers) suitability of the research topic to University’s strategic focus areas [-]

Doctoral Programme in Languages and Communication

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2017 Finland Vaasa

Students of the Doctoral Programme in Languages and Communication complete a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, degree. The aim of the program is to train scientific experts in languages and communication with national and international connections. [+]

Doctoral Programs in Finland 2017. Students of the Doctoral Programme in Languages and Communication complete a Doctor of Philosophy, PhD, degree. The aim of the program is to train scientific experts in languages and communication with national and international connections. The research fields of the programme are applied linguistics, communication studies, and culture and literature studies. Applied linguistics is especially focused on professional languages and communication, language acquisition and immersion, and translation studies. The programme is connected to the following research teams: Bilingualism and Communication in Organizations (BiLingCo), Knowledge and Action in Specialized Communication (KASC), Language Acquisition, Language Teaching and Language Contact in Multilingual Contexts (ReACT), and Intercultural Phenomena in Time (IPIT). The studies of the programme consist of courses on research work and skills, and courses that prepare for working life. These include courses on research theory, methods, ethics and in-depth examination of current scientific research and discussion. The courses on working life consist of training for work in the academic, public and private sectors. The programme is in cooperation with the national doctoral programme in language studies (Langnet) and the Graduate School of Communication Studies. The programme members organize national seminars and courses in collaboration with the said schools. Additionally, the programme utilizes the extensive international network of its research groups. The leader of the Doctoral Programme is Professor Esa Lehtinen. The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa is looking for motivated, talented and research-oriented students to its doctoral programmes. There are two application periods for doctoral studies at the university annually. The application deadlines are 30 April and 15 November each year. The students apply for admission to the doctoral programmes, and the primary study right is given for a doctorate degree. A doctorate degree consists of doctoral studies and research work. The main emphasis in the degree is put on the research work. The estimated duration of a doctorate degree is 4 years with full-time studies. A supervisor or supervisors are appointed to each and every doctoral student, and students agree on the main principles of the supervision with their supervisors. The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa follows students’ progress in their studies and research work regularly. There are no tuition fees or other mandatory fees for doctoral students. Doctoral students may become members of the Student Union by paying the Student Union fee which entitles them to use the services of the student union. Please note, however, that doctoral students are not entitled to other student benefits of the Student Union, e.g. student health care, subsidised meals or discounts on travelling fares. [-]

Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Vaasa

The Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations. [+]

The Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences covers all fields of research under the Faculty of Technology at the University of Vaasa. The doctoral programme produces Doctors of Science in Technology (D.Sc. (Tech), Doctors of Science in Business Administration (D.Sc. (Econ) and Doctors of Philosophy (PhD). The goal of the doctoral programme is to train high calibre experts capable of independent research work to serve industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organisations. The doctoral programme conducts basic research and work-oriented applied research. Applying known methods and tools while developing new solutions for problems related to the field of technology and the economy are key elements of the programmes. The programme is multidisciplinary, covering every part of technology development from new technical innovations and solutions to product development. The programme also offers technological scientific knowledge, methodical and computational foundations for solving problems in the field of technological science and the mathematical and statistical models of economic phenomena. Studies in the doctoral programme consist of general studies, research area studies and studies supporting the research area. The most important part of the programme is the doctoral thesis, which is supported by further scientific studies, graduate school courses and seminars. The Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences offers doctoral studies in the research fields of automation, energy, electricity, data and telecommunications engineering as well as industrial engineering, economic mathematics, statistics and mathematics. Research is primarily conducted in research groups. Projects are run by research groups in collaboration with industrial companies and various national and international universities and research institutes. The faculty is part of the national Doctoral Programme of Electrical Energy Engineering (DPEEE), Energy Efficiency and Systems (EES) and Information Technology (INFORTE.FI) as well as the Finnish Doctoral Programme in Stochastics and Statistics (FGSS) and the doctoral programme of the Graduate School of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (L&SCM). The Department of Industrial Management the Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics are responsible for the content of the doctoral programme. The doctoral programme is headed by Professor Seppo Hassi. The primary target degree in the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences is a doctorate degree. It takes approximately four years to complete a doctorate degree with full-time studies. Doctor of Science in Technology [D.Sc. (Tech.)], Doctor of Science in Economics and Business Administration [D.Sc. (Econ. & Bus. Adm.)], and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees are awarded in the Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences. Postgraduate degrees in the field of technology can be completed in the following research fields (major subjects): Automation Technology, Energy Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunication Engineering, and Industrial Management. Postgraduate degrees in the field of business studies can be completed in the following research fields (major subjects): Computer Science, Industrial Management, Statistics, and Business Mathematics. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree can be completed also in other major subjects offered by the faculty, if the student is eligible for doctoral studies in the major subject in question, and the faculty can provide competent and sufficient guidance for the studies. As the student is granted a study right for a Doctor of Philosophy degree, the structure to be followed in the degree is confirmed. The structure of a Ph.D. degree equals either the degree structure approved for the field of technology or for the field of business studies. [-]