While the Food Chain and Health programme at the University of Helsinki continues to foster research on traditional topics of its respective fields, it also actively encourages interdisciplinary approaches.
It allows the examination of food from several complementary perspectives, as well as cooperation with the whole food sector.
The multidisciplinary doctoral programme enables the examination of food from several complementary perspectives, as well as cooperation with the whole food sector. The food research areas are e.g. food chemistry, food control, food economy, food hygiene, food microbiology, food technology, food toxicology, meat inspection, microbiology of primary production and nutrition.
Programme StructureCourses and studying
- A doctoral degree in the programme comprises of a doctoral thesis and 40 credits of doctoral studies. The studies are divided into discipline-specific and transferable skills.
- We also organise research seminars, where you get to present your own work, receive feedback and get to know your fellow doctoral researchers.
- Courses in research ethics and transferable skills are offered throughout the academic year by the Doctoral School in Environmental, Food and Biologiacal Sciences (YEB).
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Applicants to the Doctoral Programme in Food Chain and Health must have completed:
- An applicable second-cycle university degree
- An applicable second-cycle degree from a university of applied sciences, or
- An applicable education at an institution abroad providing eligibility for equivalent higher education in the country in question
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Helsinki
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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