Doctoral Programme in Law (4 years)

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Degree level
Doctoral degree
Start semester
2019 Autumn
Scope of studies and length
--- ECTS credits, 4 years
Language of instruction
English, Finnish, Swedish
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens)
0 €
Application period
2.4.2019 - 15.4.2019

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Programme

The Doctoral Programme in Law belongs to the Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences.

The responsible faculty of the Doctoral Programme in Law is the Faculty of Law, which is also its home unit. In this context, the programme offers a high-quality training programme and an outstanding environment for research in legal science and studies of law and justice.

All those who aim at the Doctor in Laws degree in the Faculty of Law belong, in principle, to the Doctoral Programme in Law. The programme is also open for doctoral students who have Master’s degree in another field than law.

The Doctoral programme in Law has over 200 members. 

The aims of the Doctoral Programme in Law are in accordance with the strategy and research interests of the University of Helsinki. The research done in the programme is connected especially to following focus areas of research at the University of Helsinki: The Changing environment – clean water, Language and culture, Social justice, and Globalisation and social change.

All those who aim at the Doctor in Laws degree in the Faculty of Law belong, in principle, to the Doctoral Programme in Law. The programme is also open for doctoral students who have Master’s degree in another field than law.

The Doctoral programme in Law has over 200 members. 

The aims of the Doctoral Programme in Law are in accordance with the strategy and research interests of the University of Helsinki. The research done in the programme is connected especially to following focus areas of research at the University of Helsinki: The Changing environment – clean water, Language and culture, Social justice, and Globalisation and social change.

More information in the doctoral programme webpage.

How to apply
Below you’ll find a link to the entry requirements for this programme. The application period to our international programmes is in December every year.
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Doctoral programmes

The doctoral candidates at the University of Helsinki are supervised by top-class researchers, and carry out their research as part of an international academic community. The University of Helsinki is the only Finnish university in the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and a member of the EUA Council for Doctoral Education.

Doctoral education is offered in research- and researcher-oriented doctoral programmes. Each of the 32 doctoral programmes belong to one of the University’s four doctoral schools. The doctoral schools are in charge of coordinating the totality of doctoral programmes in their field as well as developing the overall quality of doctoral education. In addition, they are responsible for the offerings in transferable skills courses.

Most of the doctoral programmes are joined programmes offered by different Faculties. In these programmes the doctoral candidates can pursue a doctoral degree offered by any of the participating Faculties.

Find out more: www.helsinki.fi/en/research/doctoral-education