Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences

University of Vaasa

Program Description
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Doctoral Programme in Administrative Sciences

University of 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.

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:

  1. Regional studies
  2. Public management
  3. Public law
  4. Social and health management

The leader of the programme is Professor Esa Hyyryläinen.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 1, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Aug. 2017
Full time
Apr. 28, 2017
Start date Aug. 2017
Finland Vaasa
Application deadline Apr. 28, 2017
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