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Ph.D. On Campus

Language Studies

University of Helsinki

12 months
Duration
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About

The Language Studies programme at the University of Helsinki covers a wide range of linguistic fields, including various synchronic and diachronic approaches to language, translation studies and language technology.

Overview

25 new doctoral students are admitted each year. We're an international community, and the programme is multilingual: you can complete a degree in either Finnish, Swedish or English.

A doctoral Language Studies degree from the University of Helsinki in the programme comprises of a doctoral thesis and 40 credits of additional studies. 

The studies are divided into discipline-specific studies, aimed to support your research project, and transferable skills training.

Regular courses at the programme include discipline-specific research seminars, where you get to present your own work, receive feedback and spur on your fellow doctoral researchers.

Most of the studies are completed flexibly through means other than traditional coursework: conference presentations, essays, scientific and popular articles, editing work etc. 

Programme Structure

The focal areas are: 

  • Language and interaction
  • Linguistic structures and context
  • Language contacts, change, variation and multilingualism
  • Meaning, texts and society
  • Turning points in translation and interpretation theory and practices
  • Language technology and corpus linguistics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

40 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications must meet the minimum requirements set for supervisory arrangements (see selection criteria). The supervisors named in the application must have preliminarily agreed to the task.
  • Your previous degree must be relevant to the planned research topic and discipline. A degree is regarded as relevant if it includes sufficient studies in a discipline which, given the topic of the proposed doctoral dissertation, can be regarded as a suitable basis for doctoral studies.
  • All the studies required for the degree you apply with completed, graded and registered by the end of the relevant application period. No exceptions are made to this rule. Applicants who are granted a study right must be able to present a certified copy of their official degree diploma before accepting the offered study place.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Helsinki

975 - 1584 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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