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.

A PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) is granted once students have conducted broad research in their area of study. The degree can be earned in a variety of disciplines and is often accompanied by a final dissertation or thesis.

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 Social Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Vaasa

Students of the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree or Doctor of Philosophy in communication studies. 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 beginning of 1.1.2018 Doctoral programme of administrative sciences and Doctoral programme of languages and communication are combined to a Doctoral programme of Social Sciences.

Students of the Doctoral Programme of Social Sciences complete a Doctor of Administrative Sciences, D.Sc. (Admin.), degree or Doctor of Philosophy in communication studies.

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, social and health management, and communication studies.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Business Studies

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 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-caliber 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 organize 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.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Technical Sciences

University of Vaasa
Campus Full time August 2018 Finland Vaasa

The Doctoral Programme 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 caliber experts capable of independent research work to service industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organizations. [+]

Energy, management, and finance are the central focus areas of research in the doctoral programme In Technical Sciences. The Doctoral Programme 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 caliber experts capable of independent research work to service industries, the economic life, the world of academia and other organizations.

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.... [-]


PhD Programme

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time 4 years January 2018 Finland Helsinki Vaasa + 1 more

The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points of coursework. [+]

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Hanken signs employment contracts with all new doctoral students. The employment contracts are for 12 months with an option of a further 12 months, provided there has been good study progress.

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The Hanken PhD Programme corresponds to four years of full-time studies, during which you produce a doctoral thesis (180 credit points) and complete 60 ECTS credit points of coursework.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

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 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.The research database, ReseDa gives information about doctoral students and their research projects. You may browse the information by the individual researcher, unit or field... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Science (Technology)

Aalto University
Campus Full time Part time 4 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 4 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.

Target degree: Doctor of Science (Technology) Study time: Four years (when studying full-time) Application period: Once a month (except in July; and with an exception of the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management where the deadline for applications is at the end of April each year)

Doctors graduating from Aalto Doctoral Programme in Science have what it takes to serve in demanding academic research and teaching positions and inexpert, 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.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Engineering

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years April 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

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 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).... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Electrical Engineering

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

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.... [-]


Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

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 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.... [-]


Doctoral Programme of Science in Business, Economics and Finance

Aalto University
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

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).

Information regarding the application round 2017 will be updated to this web page in autumn 2016.

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.... [-]