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Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS), 240 ECTS

Learning outcomes

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 them;
- 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 a public defense 180 ECTS

Further information

Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS) is responsible for the doctoral education in astronomy, chemistry, materials science, physics and theoretical physics in the University of Turku.
In the Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree can be completed in the following research areas (major subjects in parenthesis):

Materials Physics (physics, materials science)
- Magnetism and superconductivity, Nanophysics, UV radiation induced dissociation of molecules, Computational materials physics, Electrostatics, Porous materials, Pharmaceutical physics

Theoretical and Experimental Quantum Physics (theoretical physics, physics)
- Atomic hydrogen, Quantum optics, Open quantum systems, Complex systems, Quantum technologies, Quantum information theory and Operational quantum physics

Astronomy and Space Research (astronomy, physics)
- Observational astronomy from radio to gamma-rays, Theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, High-energy astrophysics, Astrobiology, Experimental and computational heliophysics

Materials Chemistry and Chemical Analysis (chemistry)
- Conjugated polymers and the Spectroelectro-chemistry of Thin Films, Graphenes, Fullerenes, Ionic Liquids, Layer-by-Layer Thin Films: Fabrication and Mechanical Properties, Applied NMR, Luminescence, Metal-Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology (chemistry)
- Bio-organic chemistry with emphasis on bio-organic syntheses and mechanisms, Tannin and polyphenol chemistry, Analytical organic chemistry, Physical organic structural chemistry, Structure-activity relationships, Chemical biology and ecology

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Doctoral Programme in Physical and Chemical Sciences (PCS)

Every doctoral candidate of the PCS doctoral programme makes a postgraduate study plan when applying the right to pursue the doctoral degree. The plan is made in collaboration with the supervisor(s) and the research director. The plan can be updated during the studies by agreeing on the changes with the supervisor and the research director. The professor who is the research director of doctoral studies is responsible for the eligibility of the studies to the doctoral degree.
DPCS Doctoral Dissertation, 180 ECTS
Studies in research topic 25–40 ECTS
According to the personal study plan a doctoral candidate takes courses of his/her own research field. It is also possible to include studies completed in other universities. Here are listed postgraduate courses coordinated by the PCS doctoral programme.
DPCS0036 Book Exam, 1–8 ECTS
DPCS0007 PCS Seminar, 1–4 ECTS
DPCS0023 Summer school, 1–15 ECTS
Studies supporting research area 0–20 ECTS
According to the personal study plan a doctoral candidate can have courses in minor subject. Minor subject supports studies in major field. A doctoral candidate gets study credits also by doing things which support his/her professional skills as scientist. Here are listed credits which are coordinated by the PCS doctoral programme.
DPCS0020 Scientific publication, 2–4 ECTS
DPCS0030 Teaching as a demonstrator, 1–10 ECTS
DPCS0033 Teaching as a lecturer, 1–10 ECTS
Studies supporting mobility and professional career 4–20 ECTS
At least 4 ECTS has to be done. From posters and oral presentations in conferences 14 ECTS can be included to the degree.
General studies aiming for expertise 2–20 ECTS
Mandatory course is FILY1003 or some other course on research ethics. Here are listed examples of possible courses, it is possible to take other courses than those listed here. See more from UTUGS web-pages.
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