Academic postgraduate degrees

Learning outcomes

According to the Government Decree on University Degrees (1039/2013), the objective of scientific postgraduate education is that the student

1. becomes well-versed in his/her own field of research and its social significance;
2. gains knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge;
3.becomes conversant with the development, basic problems and research methods of his/her own field of research;
4.gains 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; and
5.gains sufficient communication and language skills and other skills to function in working life in extensive and demanding expert and development roles and in international cooperation.

Content

The Faculty of Social Sciences awards the following postgraduate degrees: Licentiate and Doctor of Social Sciences, Psychology and Philosophy.

Prerequisites

A general prerequisite for the right to pursue postgraduate studies is an applicable higher academic degree, or a relevant degree from abroad which in the country in question provides eligibility for corresponding postgraduate studies.

To gain admission to pursue a licentiate or doctoral degree in social sciences, the applicant must either have a higher academic degree (master's degree) in the field of social sciences, or be one whom the faculty considers otherwise to have gained sufficient knowledge and skills.

To gain admission to pursue a licentiate or doctoral degree in psychology, the applicant must have a higher academic degree (master´s degree) in psychology, or be one whom the faculty considers otherwise to have gained sufficient knowledge and skills.

To gain admission to pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree, the faculty must find the applicant eligible for doctoral studies in philosophy, logopedics or psychology.


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