Ph. D. On Campus


University of Turku

48 months
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Doctoral Programme in Law covers all disciplines of law and is responsible of the doctoral training as a part of the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS).


Doctoral Programme in Law at University of Turku is responsible of the development of doctoral education, and it aims to ensure the high quality of the dissertations and enhance the internationalisation in the field of law. It aims to provide systematic, high-quality and supervised doctoral training within a controlled time frame. The Graduate School coordinates doctoral training at the University of Turku. Its academic structure and working methods meet the recommendations on the development of doctoral training given by the Academy of Finland.

Key facts:

The Doctoral Programme in Law is offered by the Faculty of Law. All the postgraduate students admitted to pursue a Doctor of Laws degree at the Faculty of Law participate in this programme. The Faculty of Law can also be part of national doctoral programmes and collaborate with other doctoral programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • doctoral dissertation
  • Orientation course 
  • active participation in the Dissertation seminars
  • Theoretical Premises & Methodological Options of Legal Science,
  • other studies 
  • monitoring the work progress 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A research plan for a doctoral dissertation in accordance with the guidelines of the Faculty of Law.
  • A résumé (CV) in accordance with the guidelines of the Faculty of Law.
  • A signed form of agreement from the person or persons proposed to act as a supervisor to the applicant.
  • Postgraduate study plan
  • The degree certificates and transcript of study records
  • Certification of the language skills.
  • A list of publications (if not included in the CV).

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /month
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