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Ph.D. On Campus

Social Sciences

University of Helsinki

12 months
Duration
Free
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Tuition fee
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About

The Social Sciences programme at the University of Helsinki is a collaborative effort between a number of the social sciences at the University of Helsinki that aims to create the best research environment for doctoral training. 

Overview

The Social Sciences programme at the University of Helsinki collaborates with the Centre for Social Data Science, the Centre for Consumer Society Research and Helsinki Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences.

The doctoral programme offers high-quality doctoral training in the areas of media and communication studies, social and cultural anthropology, social psychology, social and public policy, social work, sociology, social data science and criminology.

50 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.

This programme covers the widest areas of social science research in Finland: media and communication studies, social and cultural anthropology, social psychology, social and public policy, social work, sociology, social data science, consumer society research and criminology.

Programme Structure

Areas:

  • media and communication studies
  • social and cultural anthropology
  • social psychology
  • social and public policy
  • social work
  • sociology

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

  • The doctoral programme recommends that, well in advance of submitting their application, applicants contact teachers in the suitable field to receive instructions concerning the suitability of their research proposal for supervisory and research profile in the field (no supervisory assistance can otherwise be offered for the research proposal). Applicants are expected to use their initiative in finding a supervisor (see selection criteria, supervisory arrangements).  Email messages sent to teachers must be accompanied by a preliminary research proposal (max. 5 pages).
  • A favourable statement from the desired supervisor is not required at the application stage.
  • The previous degree must be relevant to the planned research topic and the 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • 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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