Doctoral Programme in Philosophy, Arts and Society

The Doctoral Programme in Philosophy, Arts and Society brings together branches of philosophy and a wide array of research of the arts. While the programme continues to foster research on traditional topics of its respective fields, it also actively encourages interdisciplinary approaches.
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The Doctoral Programme in Philosophy, Arts and Society gathers together doctoral research projects related to philosophy, aesthetics, art history, literature studies, theater research, musicology, and film and television studies. In their research, our doctoral students employ the theories and methods of philosophy and art research, also promoting their innovative combinations.

18 new doctoral students are admitted each year. We're an international community, and the programme is multilingual: you can complete a degree in either Finnish, Swedish or English.

Want to know more? Visit our profile & activities page to learn more about the key research areas and activities in the programme.

In international comparisons, research in the humanities at the University of Helsinki ranks among the leading European universities and close to the top 50 in the world. In 2021, our philosophers placed 32 in the QS World University Rankings!
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