The doctoral programme in Social Sciences includes the following disciplines: Music Studies, Sociology, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Social Psychology, Social Work, Gender Studies and the research field of Peace and Conflict Studies.
The Postgraduate Committee acts as a board for the doctoral programmes.
The degree requirements are valid from August 1st 2012 until July 31st 2015.
If the student’s personal study plan has been accepted before August 1st 2012, the student has the right to pursue the studies (60 ECTS) required for the doctoral degree according to the personal study plan during the academic year 2012-2013. The overall grade of the studies must be registered to the study register before July 31st 2013.
From the beginning of the academic year 2013-2014 the new degree requirements are applied to all the students who still have unfinished doctoral studies other than the dissertation. The studies already pursued are credited in full, but the structure of the studies may change. The details of pursuing the rest of the studies are agreed with the supervisor and marked in the student’s personal study plan.
Information on the courses offered for the doctoral degree can be obtained from the curricula of the University, from the notice boards of the disciplines and from the web pages of the School. The degree requirements are stated below.
The doctoral studies follow the same structure in all the doctoral programmes of the School. The studies ( 240 ECTS) consist of three modules:
1. Joint doctoral studies
2. Broad and profound knowledge of the student’s own discipline and field of research
The joint doctoral studies consist of the courses offered by the University of Tampere Doctoral School In all the doctoral programmes two courses are required: Research Ethics and Philosophy of Science (the latter course is not required in the doctoral programme in Philosophy). All the postgraduate students of the School give a presentation of their dissertation once during their studies for a multidisciplinary group of students and researchers in the joint doctoral seminar of the School.
The presentation is held halfway through the studies. The style and the time of the presentation are agreed with the supervisor.
The advanced studies are meant to deepen the knowledge of the student's own discipline and to give a profound mastery of the student's own discipline for the future career as a researcher. The structure of these studies includes the postgraduate seminars of the doctoral programmes (Philosophy, History, Social Sciences, Psychology/Logopaedics) and small group guidance in the disciplines or in research groups. In addition to that, the other studies in the student's own discipline are agreed on with the supervisor, according to the requirements of the doctoral programme.
The dissertation is written independently but under the guidance of the supervisors.
If the student already has a Licentiate’s degree in the same or in a related discipline, only the dissertation is required
These regulations are valid from August 1st, 2012 to July 31, 2015.
The student has a right to pursue the studies (60 ECTS) required for licentiate’s and doctoral degree according to his/her personal study plan during the academic year 2012-2013 if student’s personal study plan has been accepted before 1 August 2012. An overall grade of these studies should be updated into the study register before 31 July 2013.
From the beginning of the academic year 2013-2014 these regulations will be applied to all the students who have not completed their studies (60 ECTS) yet. All the studies already pursued will be taken into account but otherwise the structure of the studies may change. In this case, the personal study plan should be updated so that it includes a detailed agreement on how the new regulations will be applied to the studies.
Please see also: Supervisory Agreement and Personal Study Plan.