Doctoral Programme in Education

Degree title:
Doctor of Philosophy (Education), Doctor of Philosophy
Degree program type:
Doctor's Degree
Credits:
0 cr
Language:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Education and Psychology
Coordinating organisation:
Department of Teacher Education, Department of Educational Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

Description

Doctoral programme in education

· Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

· Doctor of Philosophy

The major in both degrees is one of the following: education, adult education, special education or early childhood education. A doctoral degree consists of a doctoral dissertation and other doctoral studies (40 ECTS). The degree of a Licentiate of Philosophy (Education) or Licentiate of Philosophy can be aimed at as an intermediate degree which consists of a dissertation and other doctoral studies (20 ECTS).


The degree of Doctor of Philosophy is a doctoral degree offered by the Faculty of Education and Psychology is aimed for those whose major discipline at the master level degree is not an educational science. Completing the degree follows the regulations of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Education) for the most part. To be eligible for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy you must have completed basic and subject/intermediate studies in education subject or possess a written statement by their main supervisor stating that the applicant has completed studies equivalent to subject/intermediate studies in educational sciences. Moreover, it is recommended that the students who do not have their master’s degree in an educational subject should include in their doctoral degree some advanced studies in an educational subject. 

Learning outcomes

According to the Universities Act (558/2009, section 37), eligible for studies leading to an academic or artistic postgraduate degree shall be a person who has completed (1) an applicable higher (= master’s / second-cycle) university degree; (2) an applicable higher polytechnic (= Finnish university of applied sciences) degree; or (3) an applicable education completed abroad which in the awarding country gives eligibility for corresponding higher education. The university may require a student admitted to study for an academic or artistic postgraduate degree to complete supplementary studies in order to acquire readiness for the studies.

Structure

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    • Adult Education

      40+ cr
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        • Other competence to support the construction of professional expertise
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    • Special Education

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      • Postgraduate Studies
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