Studies in the Discipline and Field of Research (35-40 ECTS)
All students in the WELMA programme are required to take a subject-specific research group seminar (5-10 ECTS) in this section. Additionally, all students must complete the course Scientific Communication and a minimum of 10 ECTS of research method studies. Please see the obligatoriness of other courses in Peppi Study Guide.
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. 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 (10-15 ECTS)
Transferable skills studies 10-15 ETCS are compulsory for all PhD students in WELMA. This section includes Orientation course, WELMA-seminar, courses in Research Ethics and courses offered by UEF Doctoral School. It is recommended to take WELMA-seminar and Orientation for Doctoral Researchers 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.
Please see the structure of Transferable Skills Studies in Peppi Study Guide.