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Social and Behavioural Sciences

University of Turku

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About

The Doctoral Programme of Social and Behavioural Sciences is part of the University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS). The field of a Doctor of Social Sciences can be philosophy, contemporary history, social policy, social work, sociology, economic sociology, political science, sociology of education, or East Asian Studies. 

Overview

At Social and Behavioural Sciences of the University of Turku, each of the faculty’s professionals approaches society from the perspective of their own academic discipline.  ​

Key facts:

The current research themes are listed below:

  • Political organizations, international relations and government with the objective of conducting research on the state, political systems and power.
  • The recent history of politics, international relations and society
  • Contemporary East-Asian societies and politics including their recent histories.
  • Bioethics, philosophy of political and social sciences, and the history of philosophy (especially early modern philosophy)
  • Research on cognition and various states of consciousness, studying the neural basis of various cognitive processes, and research on reading and reading comprehension.
  • Multicultural Research, Political Sociology, Sociology of Housing, Social Inequalities, Social Theory and Welfare Research

Programme Structure

Research themes

  • Political organizations, international relations and government with the objective of conducting research on the state, political systems and power.
  • The recent history of politics, international relations and society
  •  Contemporary East-Asian societies and politics including their recent histories.
  • Bioethics, philosophy of political and social sciences, and the history of philosophy (especially early modern philosophy)
  • Research on cognition and various states of consciousness, studying the neural basis of various cognitive processes, and research on reading and reading comprehension.
  • Multicultural Research, Political Sociology, Sociology of Housing, Social Inequalities, Social Theory and Welfare Research

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

240 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A general prerequisite for the right to pursue postgraduate studies is an applicable higher academic degree, or a relevant degree from abroad which in the country in question provides eligibility for corresponding postgraduate studies.
  • To gain admission to pursue a licentiate or doctoral degree in social sciences, the applicant must either have a higher academic degree (master’s degree) in the field of social sciences, or be one whom the faculty considers otherwise to have gained sufficient knowledge and skills.
  • To gain admission to pursue a licentiate or doctoral degree in psychology, the applicant must have a higher academic degree (master’s degree) in psychology, or be one whom the faculty considers otherwise to have gained sufficient knowledge and skills.
  • To gain admission to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree, the faculty must find the applicant eligible for doctoral studies in philosophy, speech-language pathology or psychology.

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Turku

775 - 1128 EUR /month
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