Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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The aim of postgraduate education is that the person who has completed it:
- is well-versed in his/her own field of research and its social significance;
- has gained knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods
independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge;
- is conversant with the development, basic problems and research methods of his/her own
field of research;
- has gained such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines
relating to his/her own field of research as enables him/her to follow developments in
- has gained sufficient communication and language skills and other abilities to work in
wide and demanding expert and development tasks and in international cooperation


Doctoral studies 60 ECTS
Doctoral thesis and the public defence 180 ECTS


A university degree in Finnish or foreign organization that gives eligibility for doctoral
The supervision arrangements (research director and at least two qualified supervisors)
must be agreed with the Department in question before applying to the programme. A single
supervisor is only possible if you have an advisory group. The research plan of the applicant
must fit the profile of the BGG programme.


The research areas covered by the Doctoral Programme in Biology, Geography and
Geology (BGG) are traditionally strong fields at the University of Turku. The Doctoral
Programme creates a multidisciplinary framework for natural scientific research on humans,
populations and the environment. The research fields are also connected by The University
of Turku Laboratory of Geoinformatics (UTU-LCC) as well as by the research and teaching
activities at the field stations of The Centre for Environmental Research of the University of
Turku (CERUT).

In the Doctoral Programme of Biology, Geography and Geology a Doctor of Philosophy
(PhD) degree can be completed in the following major subjects:

- Biodiversity Research (BDIV)
- Biology (BIOL)
- Ecology (EKOL)
- Evolutionary Biology (EVOL)
- Physiology And Genetics (FYGE)
- Cell and Molecular Biology (SOMO)
- Environmental Science (YMPS)

- Geology (GEOL)
- Geology and mineralogy (GMIN)
- Quaternary geology (GMAA)
- Applied geology (GSOV)
- Geography (MAAN)
- Physical geography (LUMA)
- Human geography (HUMA)
- Regional geography (ALMA)
- Geoinformatics (GEMA)
- Economic geography (TAMA)

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In the beginning of doctoral studies post-graduate student will do personal post-graduate study plan together with the supervisor(s) and the research director, which is meant to ensure that the student obtains the knowledge and skills that are needed to successfully carry out the research on which the PhD thesis is based. The research director is responsible for assessing that the studies fulfil the requirements for a PhD degree. The studies can include, apart from courses specifically tailored for doctoral students, also intermediate to advanced level courses targeted at BSc or MSc students. As a rule, basic courses meant for BSc students cannot be included in a doctoral degree. Courses given at any recognised university in Finland or abroad are eligible.
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