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 (16 credits in method/theory of science and 44 credits in the major subject or related subjects - please consult the Hanken Degree Regulations, §18, for details).
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.
The University Degrees in Finland are regulated by legislation and the Universities' own regulations. Hanken's Degree Regulations is the principal document on the requirements for the degrees, while the Instructions concernings studies deal more with processes.
For national regulations as well as Hanken's own, see Rights and Obligations.