Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences (HYMY) is one of the four doctoral schools at the University of Helsinki and provides an ideal environment for multidisciplinary research and networking.

  • HYMY serves as an umbrella organization for more than 2000 doctoral candidates
  • Eleven internationally and nationally networked doctoral programmes from five faculties (Arts, Educational Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, and Theology)
  • Admissions through doctoral programmes twice a year
  • HYMY provides a wide variety of transferable skills courses, such as communication skills, academic writing and career planning
  • HYMY coordinates calls for travel grants and salaried positions intended for finalising doctoral theses
  • International collaboration with Graduate SPIRIT and Europaeum
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Did you know? HYMY organises events related to doctoral education. For example, the annual thematic HYMY Day discusses different topics such as research impact, authorship issues and career development.

Doctoral programmes