The responsible faculty of the Theology and Religious Studies programme at the University of Helsinki is the Faculty of Theology. The programme offers a high-quality training programme and an outstanding environment for research in all theologigal and religious studies research fields and areas.
All those who aim at the Doctor in Theology degree in the Faculty of Theology belong, in principle, to the Doctoral Programme in Theology and Religious Studies.
The programme is also open for doctoral students who have Master’s degree in another field than theology. There are about 200 doctoral students in the doctoral programme. The number of annually completed doctoral degrees is approximately 15.
- The key aim of the Doctoral Programme in Theology and Religious Studies is the integration of its students into the international scientific community so that all students are able to recognise their place in it regardless of their research topic.
- The programme promotes integration by charting existing international networks and relationships, and by actively establishing new contacts with institutes of higher education and research communities outside Finland as well as with Finnish scientific institutes abroad.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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.
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