- DENVI degree requirements
- 40 credits acceptance form
- Thesis committees
In addition to the doctoral thesis, 30 credits of scientific content studies and 10 credits of general competence studies must be completed.
Degree requirements according to the Faculty system (60 credits) are only valid until 31.7.2020
Old degree requirements are in Instructions for Students web site.
All group leaders who act as supervisors of doctoral candidates can be found from the University of Helsinki research database here.
Other affiliations are listed below.
Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts
Finnish Museum of Natural History
Lammi biological station
Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE)
Progress of each PhD student in DENVI is monitored with the help of annual thesis advisory committee meetings. The task of the committee is to support the PhD student in both scientific and other issues; to identify any potential problems; and to ensure that the personal study plan is being adhered to and if necessary to help with the necessary adjustments of this to enable the PhD project to be completed within four years.
Two external members in addition to the doctoral candidate and supervisor(s) make up the follow-up group. Although you and your supervisor are free to choose the external members, please bear in mind the rules and regulations of the university and the faculty from where your PhD degree will be granted (updated 1.8.2017).
Thesis advisory committee meetings with the students (in person) should aim to take place once a year. New students must ensure that the first meeting takes place within four months of receiving post-graduate study rights.
A progress report and summary of the meetings should be written on separate electronic forms. Please fill in the progress report at least two weeks before the thesis advisory committee meeting, download the report for yourself as instructed on the form and email it to the committee members. The coordinator of DENVI will automatically get a copy of the report.
Please fill in the two first sections of the summary form already before the meeting. The third section should be filled in during the meeting.