Study Doctor of Philosophy in Finland

Study Doctor of Philosophy in Finland

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.

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18 Doctor of Philosophy PhDs in Finland

PhD 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
PhD Commercial Law

Commercial Law, 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 Accounting and Commercial Law
PhD 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
PhD Economics

Economics, 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 Economics
PhD IPPE International Doctoral Programme in Epidemiology

The International Doctoral Program in Epidemiology (IPPE) at the School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere is a doctoral training and research program for highly qualified epidemiologists, researchers and public health personnel worldwide who are aiming at a PhD degree in epidemiology or public health.

School of Health Sciences (HES)
PhD Doctoral Programme in History, Culture and Arts Studies - Juno

Juno is a faculty specific doctoral programme in the Faculty of Humanities and it is part of The University of Turku Graduate School – UTUGS established on August 1, 2011. For its part Juno ensures that the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies provides systematic and high quality doctoral training on academic topics and that the progress of the doctoral dissertation is followed regularly.

University of Turku Graduate School
PhD Accounting

Accounting, 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 Accounting and Commercial Law
PhD 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
PhD Marketing

Marketing, 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 Marketing
PhD 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
PhD Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility

Supply Chain Management and Social Responsibility, 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 Marketing
PhD 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
PhD Finance

Finance, Hanken School of Economics. The PhD program in Finance at Hanken 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
PhD Entrepreneurship and Management

Entrepreneurship and Management, 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
PhD Management and Organisation

Management and Organisation, 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
PhD 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.