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Languages and Translation Studies, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #287 (QS) ,
The graduate students areas of research belong to linguistic, translation and literary scholarship and to other humanistic studies, and their approach is often multi- or cross-disciplinary.

About

The Doctoral Programme Utuling's goals

  • providing education for all graduate students of the School of Languages and Translation Studies
  • assisting them in their dissertation work
  • helping them to commit themselves to the community of researchers within  the School and to network with the research community at large
  • deepening their expertise in their fields of specialty
The graduate students areas of research belong to linguistic, translation and literary scholarship and to other humanistic studies, and their approach is often multi- or cross-disciplinary.

 The School of Languages and Translation Studies has eight departments and accordingly eight majors

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • A research seminar devided into thematic seminars focusing on various areas of a researcher's knowledge and skills. The purpose of the seminar is to encourage a discussion about research, exceeding departmental boundaries, and to promote cooperation between researchers who are at different stages of their careers.
  • Courses and workshops aimed at graduate students and their areas of research.
  • A summer school, the purpose of which is to discuss various questions pertaining to the graduate studies and to the writing of the doctoral thesis.
  • A research day, which aims at strengthening one's researcher identity and providing a possibility to ask burning questions related to one's research field.

      Lecturers

      from 1 January 2019 onwards: Professor Leena Kolehmainen (director of Utuling), Professor Tuomas Huumo, Professor Outi Paloposki, Professor Matti Peikola, Professor Jyri Vaahtera, University lecturer Janne Korkka, Pos-doctoral researcher Milla Luodonpää-Manni, doctoral candidate Mari Mäkilä, doctoral candidate Lotta Aarikka and as secretary, coordinator Meri Heinonen

      English Language Requirements

      You only need to take one of these language tests:

      • Minimum required score:

        92

        The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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      • Minimum required score:

        575

        The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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      • Minimum required score:

        6.5

        The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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      Academic Requirements

      General Requirements

      • Applicants from outside the University of Turku must supply a copy of the degree certificate (diploma) and also a copy of the previous degree certificate, along with a copy of the transcript of records or other qualifications. These copies  must be officially certified (legalised) and if they are not in English, a legalised English traslation is needed.
      • There are required knowledge of languages

      Tuition Fee

      • International

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

        Free
        Tuition Fee
        Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 48 months.
      We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

      Living costs for Turku

      • 775 - 1130 EUR/month
        Living Costs

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

      Funding

      There is annually a call for applications for salaried doctoral candidate positions in Doctoral Programme Utuling. It is usually in the beginning of the autumn term.

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