Degree requirements and target degrees

Doctoral degree is a primary postgraduate degree at the Faculty of Pharmacy. Nevertheless, it is possible to have a licentiate degree (when appropriate). Study right is granted only for a doctoral degree.

The Faculty offers the following doctoral degrees: Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy (PhD-Pharm), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy -degree may be granted to a person who have completed the degree of M.Sc. in Pharmacy.
  • PhD: Applicant with any other second cycle degree may be granted a study right for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Each doctoral programme has their own degree requirements which include 40 ects of theoretical studies, doctoral dissertation/thesis and the public defence of the dissertation. You can find degree requirements of each doctoral programme on Studies -page and choosing your degree programme.

Doctoral programmes organise theoretical and methodological courses. The way how the courses are completed vary and is flexible. Studies may include e.g. seminars, workshops or by presenting your research at scientific conferences.

Information about the courses can be found on the All about studies –page. One doesn’t have to log in to visit Courses –page