Doctoral degree requirements in UEF

General requirements

According to the Goverment Decree on University Degree (794/2004, Section 22). To be awarded a doctorate, the student must:

(1) complete the required postgraduate studies;

(2) demonstrate independent and critical thinking in the field of research; and

(3) write a doctoral dissertation and defend it in public.

Postgraduate studies/Course work in the IMPDET-LE programme

The course work requirements, total of 30 ECTS, for doctoral students in the SCITECO doctoral programme (Faculty of Science and Forestry) can be found here: http://www.uef.fi/en/web/dpsciteco/studies

The course work requirements, total of 50 ECTS, for doctoral students in the Doctoral Programme in Educational Studies can be found here: http://www.uef.fi/en/web/dpedu/studies

Doctoral dissertations in the IMPDET-LE programme

The specific requirements for doctoral dissertations in the Faculty of Science and Forestry:

"A doctoral dissertation can be described as a scientific presentation based on independent research that promotes knowledge in the discipline in question (monography). A dissertation may also be composed of several scientific publications or manuscripts concerning the same research problem that have been accepted for publication or are intended to be published, and a conclusion based on these (article-based dissertation). The university determines the sufficiency of the articles in the case of an article-based dissertation.

In the Faculty, an article-based dissertation is typically composed of 3 to 5 peer-reviewed scientific articles of which at least two or 50 % have been published or accepted for publication in international series using the peer-reviewing process.

In the doctoral dissertation, the doctoral candidate must write a clarification on her/his part in joint publications."

The specific requirements for doctoral dissertations in the Faculty of Philosophy:

""An eligible doctoral dissertation may be a monograph or a collection of research articles. A  collection of research articles consists of scientific publications or manuscripts, outlined in an  independent summary, which examine the same set of problems. The number of articles  required is determined by the Philosophical Faculty. A doctoral dissertation in the form of a  collection of research articles contains at least three peer reviewed articles of which two must have been published and one must have been approved for publication. An article published  in advance by a publication series as an online article is considered to be published. If the publications include collaborative works, the doctoral candidate must attest to his/her independent contribution either in the summary or in a separate appendix. The doctoral candidate must be the main author of at least three articles. A collaborative publication may be included in no more than two person’s licentiate theses or doctoral dissertations."