Studies in the Discipline and Field of Research (35 ECTS)
All students in the WELMA programme are required to take a subject-specific research group seminar (5-10 ECTS). Additionally, all students must complete a minimum of 10 ECTS of research method studies.
Other studies in this module may include postgraduate and research seminars, courses and other study units provided by the doctoral programme as well as training provided by the UEF doctoral school. Studies provided by graduate schools and national doctoral training networks may be counted towards the degree as well.
Studies completed in other universities may also be counted towards a licentiate or a doctoral degree, if they are part of an approved study plan (decision of the Dean of 3 February 2010). UEF courses may also be substituted with study units completed elsewhere, if their objectives and contents correspond to those in the doctoral programme.
Studies completed earlier cannot be counted towards a licentiate thesis or a doctoral dissertation. If a doctoral student has previously completed a licentiate degree in his/her current subject or a neighbouring discipline or a doctorate in a neighbouring discipline, the studies in research and professional skills (50 ECTS) are, in most cases, not required. However, if necessary, the student may be expected to complete supplementary studies as specified in the curriculum of the doctoral programme.
Transferable Skills Studies (15 ECTS)
Transferable skills studies 15 ETCS are compulsory for all PhD students in WELMA. The UEF Doctoral School organises transferable skills courses which are common to all doctoral students at UEF. Students are expected to take a minimum of 10 ECTS of these courses. In addition, as part of the transferable skills studies, students are required to participate in the WELMA-seminar (5 ETCS). It is recommended that the WELMA-seminar be taken at an early stage of one's doctoral studies.
The aim of transferable skills courses is that the postgraduate student
- familiarises him/herself with the theory and philosophy of science and research ethics and assumes a good scientific practice
- is able to plan a scientific research project, including problematization, methods, resources and scheduling
- acquires good communication skills: general and scientific oral and writing skills and popularization of science.
- learns management and teamwork skills
- can give education and is able to work in various expert tasks.
The WELMA and the UEF doctoral school curriculum, registration for courses and timetables can be found in WebOodi.