Structure and Regulations
Aim and Scope
The aim of Doctoral Studies is to provide students with:
- in-depth knowledge of their own research area and its social importance
- the ability to apply scientific research methods independently and critically within their research area;
- familiarity with the development, core questions and research methods within their research area
- familiarity with general scientific theory;
- knowledge of the economic sciences and related areas of science that makes it possible to understand research results and to follow the development within these fields;
- ability to independently create new scientific knowledge.
Doctoral studies consist of courses comprising 60 credits and a thesis.
Studies for a Licentiate degree require two and a half years of full time studies, whereas a Doctoral degree will take four years of full time studies.
Research Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights
Please see this web page for interesting and important information on and publications about research ethics. Examples of publications available through the National Advisory Board on Research Ethics are Good scientific practise and procedures for handling misconduct and fraud in science, and Tutkijan ammattietiikka (available in Finnish only)
- The Academy of Finland: Research Ethics
- Ministry of Education and Culture: Copy right
- Academy of Finland IPR Handbook
- IPR University Center