Doctoral programme of the Centre for Applied Language Studies

Degree title:
Doctor of Philosophy
Degree program type:
Doctor's Degree
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English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020


Doctoral studies in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences stress the ability to conduct research independently, the ability to complete and report an extensive research project, and the ability to present and defend the research in a public examination. Doctoral education prepares the doctoral student to be an expert in the chosen field and provides the doctoral student with analytic thinking, problem-solving, communication and information technology skills.

In a doctoral programme of the Centre for Applied Language Studies, the specialisation is applied linguistics.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree presupposes the postgraduate studies required in the syllabus as well as a dissertation.

The licentiate degree consists of a licentiate thesis and additional postgraduate studies.

Learning outcomes

After completing the doctoral degree in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences, the student
- demonstrates a profound mastery of his/her field, its development as well as research methods and is able to produce new information independently and creatively.
- understands the multidimensional character of scientific knowledge.
- works ethically and according to good scientific practice.
- is able to develop, implement and independently lead cooperation and projects in multilingual and multicultural environments.
- is familiar with research funding practices and is able to take advantage of them.
- shows good command of both scientific communication and interaction skills as well as networking skills in various operational environments.
- is able to promote the societal impact of the research activities.
- is able to take advantage of his/her expertise in employment.


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