The students admitted to the Doctoral Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences aim to acquire profound knowledge in a field of chemistry or molecular sciences as well as the ability to generate new scientific insights in that field. The doctoral studies also enhance students’ identity as independent researchers and experts. The discipline-specific competence acquired during the doctoral programme includes an in-depth understanding of the nature of chemistry, command of any key concepts and research methods, an understanding of the relationship between theory and practice, as well as the ability to generate new scientific knowledge. Over the course of the doctoral programme, students improve their critical thinking, argumentation and problem-solving skills. They also develop their interaction, leadership and negotiation skills; self-direction; creativity; and understanding of scientific ethics.
Graduates from the Doctoral Programme in Chemistry and Molecular Sciences have extensive scientific communication skills. The programme improves doctoral students’ communication skills to help them engage in demanding, multidisciplinary research and serve as experts in Finland and internationally. During their doctoral studies, students build the competence required of responsible, independent researchers and experts. The programme prepares students for job opportunities as researchers and experts as well as in other positions both in universities and the business sector.