The core of the doctoral degree is research. The degree also includes theoretical studies that support the doctoral researcher’s research. The doctoral degree comprises 40 credits of theoretical studies, the doctoral dissertation and its defence in a public examination.
Doctoral programmes organise courses and seminars. In addition, they are responsible for the supervision and guidance of doctoral researchers.
When approving an application for postgraduate studies, the Faculty will decide on the basis of the applicant’s previous studies and the topic of the planned doctoral dissertation to which degree the applicant’s studies will lead.