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Studying Doctor of Philosophy

The Ph.D. (also PhD, Doctor of Philosophy) is the highest postgraduate degree that can be achieved at universities. People awarded with a PhD are normally allowed to have a teaching position at a university.

The Ph.D. is a scientific research doctorate or doctorate studies with a duration of typically three to five years. Despite its name, the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is not limited to philosophy related studies but is awarded in most disciplines. The discipline name is usually attached with an "in" to the title (e.g. Ph.D. in Economics).

Typically, a Ph.D. degree is pursued after completion of a Master's programme. However, in some cases it is already possible to pursue a PhD after achieving a Bachelor's degree. In the UK, Ph.D. candiates usually enrol for a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) course first.

After a short period of typically one year, the supervisor decides upon an acceptance to the Ph.D. programme.

Studying in Finland

Finland is situated in northern Europe and neighbours Sweden, Norway and Russia. For an international student Finland is both an exotic and a safe target country. Finnish society is credible: a networked and transparent open civic society, where education is always a top first priority.

24 Doctor of Philosophy PhDs in Finland

Ph.D. Commercial Law

The PhD programme in Commercial Law at Hanken School of Economics prepares students for challenging careers in research by providing an individually tailored program for each doctoral student. Hanken attracts doctoral students in many fields of Commercial Law, including Intellectual Property Law, Tax Law, Law of Corporate Governance and Labour Law.

Department of Accounting and Commercial Law
Ph.D. Economics

The Economics doctoral programme in Hanken School of Economics is composed of common scientific doctoral studies, major and research-related studies, and a dissertation. Hanken's School of Research coordinates all doctoral programmes at the Aalto School of Business.

Department of Economics
Ph.D. Accounting

As a PhD student within the major Accounting at Hanken School of Economics you have excellent support for conducting research in: Financial Accounting, Corporate Governance and Auditing. The programme prepares you both for an academic career and analytical or managing positions on the international job market.

Department of Accounting and Commercial Law
Ph.D. Marketing

As a doctoral student/candidate, you strengthen your competence and become an expert in the area you have chosen within marketing. A Doctor's degree gives you a possibility to have a career in the university world, at business schools, or as a specialist or manager in companies. The Marketing programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.

Department of Marketing
Ph.D. Information Systems Science

Information Systems Science, Hanken School of Economics. The Hanken PhD Programme offers advanced research-based doctoral education to students aiming for a career requiring analytical thinking and research skills, be it in academia, the corporate world or the public sector.

Department of Management and Organisation
Ph.D. Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility

The studies leading to a PhD degree require four years of full-time study, of which approximately one year consists of course work. The thesis project constitutes the remaining part of the degree and is carried out under active supervision. The Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.

Department of Marketing
Ph.D. Finance

The PhD program in Finance at Hanken School of Economics prepares students for both academic careers and analytical/managing positions within the finance community. The program provides you with tools to quantitatively analyze the most challenging research questions.

Department of Finance and Statistics
Ph.D. Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation

The Department of Management and Organisation has an ambitious doctoral studies program that aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of their own research area, the ability to apply research methods, and the ability to create new scholarly knowledge. The Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.

Department of Management and Organisation
Ph.D. Management and Organisation

The Department of Management and Organisation has an ambitious doctoral studies program that aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of their own research area, the ability to apply research methods, and the ability to create new scholarly knowledge. The Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation programme is delivered by Hanken School of Economics.

Department of Management and Organisation
Ph.D. Technical Sciences

Energy, management and finance are the central focus areas of reseach in the doctoral programme In Technical Schiences. The Technical Sciences 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 Graduate School of the University of Vaasa
Ph.D. Administrative Sciences

The Administrative Sciences programme at University of Vaasa 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 Graduate School of the University of Vaasa
Ph.D. Learning, Teaching and Learning Environments Research

The Doctoral Programme on Learning, Teaching and Learning Environments Research (OPPI) trains internationally oriented, professional researchers and experts in learning, teaching and learning environments, who promote scientific evidence-based development in different fields of education.

University of Turku Graduate School
Ph.D. International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology

The International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology offered by University of Tampere is a doctoral  training and research programme for highly qualified epidemiologists, researchers and public health personnel worldwide who are aiming at  a PhD degree in epidemiology or public health.

Ph.D. Business Studies

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 Graduate School of the University of Vaasa
Ph.D. Physical and Chemical Sciences

The Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS) is responsible for the doctoral education in astronomy, chemistry, materials science, physics and theoretical physics in the University of Turku.

University of Turku Graduate School
Ph.D. Nursing Science

The Doctoral Programme in Nursing Science (DPNurs) provides systematic doctoral education in the field of the nursing science.

University of Turku Graduate School
Ph.D. Languages and Communication

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

The Graduate School of the University of Vaasa
Ph.D. Chemical Technology

The main goal of the Doctoral Programme in Chemical Technology from Aalto University 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.

School of Science
Ph.D. Doctoral Network in Information Technologies and Mathematics

The Doctoral Network in Information Technologies and Mathematics is a continuation of the long-standing co- operation in PhD education and research in Information Technologies and Mathematics in the Turku region, formalized through the Turku Centre for Computer Science (TUCS). TUCS is a joint special unit of the University of Turku, Åbo Akademi University and Turun ammattikorkeakoulu.