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Doctoral programme in Forests and Bioresources, Ph. D.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #498 (QS) ,
Doctoral programme in Forests and Bioresources (FORES) is a thematic, multidisciplinary programme covering forests and sustainable use of forests. With a strong international focus, our programme covers all fields of forest sciences and research training for postgraduate students with an interest in the forest-based bioeconomy, renewable resources and biomaterials. 

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Learning outcomes

The aim of our doctoral programme is to educate researchers and specialists who can work independently and are experts in the areas related to forests and renewable resources and biomaterials. Our graduates have professional and social competences to work in the post doctoral positions which require good scientific skills and skills to search, produce and apply knowledge and scientific research methods. They also have good group working skills and competences to work in international and multicultural environments.

The aim of our doctoral programme is to educate researchers and specialists who can work independently and are experts in the areas related to forests and renewable resources and biomaterials. Our graduates have professional and social competences to work in the post doctoral positions which require good scientific skills and skills to search, produce and apply knowledge and scientific research methods. They also have good group working skills and competences to work in international and multicultural environments.

Our graduates will:

  • get acquainted with their own field of research and its scientific and social significance and gain skills and knowledge to produce new scientific knowledge and to independently and critically apply scientific research methods
  • familiarize with the basic problems and research methods of their own field of research
  • gain such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines relating to their own field of research as enables them to follow developments in them
  • know the principles of scientific publication process
  • be capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas
  • have good communication skills and skills to work in the multicultural environment and in the positions which require wide scientific knowledge.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    30 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

A licentiate or a doctoral degree consists of the following elements:

  • A doctoral dissertation or licentiate thesis
  • Postgraduate studies (30 ECTS): Transferable skills studies (5 ECTS) and Studies in the discipline and field of research (25 ECTS)

Requirements laid down for the doctoral dissertation

A doctoral dissertation can be a scientific account based on independent research, which is deemed to increase knowledge in the field in question (a monograph). A doctoral dissertation can consist of a sufficient number, determined by the university, of scientific publications discussing the same set of problems (article-based or compiled dissertation). They can be either published or intended/accepted for publication, and are outlined in a separate summary. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    580

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General Requirements

  • You can apply to our doctoral programme if you have (1) the relevant background education, (2) a research plan and (3) adequate knowledge in support of your doctoral degree studies. Before submitting an application for the doctoral programme, you must agree about the supervision and be able to name (4) a supervisor/supervisors for your research project. At least one of the supervisors should be a lecturing professor in the School of Forest Sciences or a researcher with a docent’s qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Joensuu

  • 700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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