Doctoral Programme in Information Technology

Degree title:
Doctor of Science (Technology), Doctor of Science (Economics and Business Administration), Doctor of Philosophy
Degree program type:
Doctor's Degree
0+ cr
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Information Technology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


The aim of doctoral training is to educate professionals in research, and competent and versatile experts in various fields for the needs of society. The professional expertise of a graduate develops during doctoral training as a result of conducting research, attending training events and acting as a member of the university and scientific community.

Doctoral degree in the Faculty of Information Technology includes doctoral dissertation and 40 credits (ECTS) of coursework. If a doctoral student has two previous master's degrees or a previous doctoral degree, the requirement may be decreased to 30 credits. Structure for the coursework is quite flexible. The studies are individually planned with supervisor, taking into account the coursework requirements of the specialisation option.

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Learning outcomes

The graduate

- is familiar with the relevant scientific theories in the discipline

- is familiar with the relevant scientific methods in the discipline and is able to produce new scientific knowledge using these methods

- is able to critically evaluate scientific methods and results in the discipline

- understands the importance of ethics in science and knows how to follow these principles in his/her research and as part of the scientific community

- understands the principles of open science

- is able to act as an active member of research groups and scientific communities

- is able to communicate in international scientific community both in writing and orally


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