Profile and activies

The general theme of the DoCS doctoral programme is computer science. The focal areas of DoCS are Algorithmic bioinformatics; Algorithms, data analytics, and machine learning; Data Science; Networks and services; and Software systems.

A doctoral degree in the programme comprises of a doctoral thesis and 40 credits of additional studies. The studies are divided into discipline-specific studies, aimed to support your research project, and transferable skills training.

Part of the studies are completed flexibly through means other than traditional coursework: conference presentations, essays, scientific and popular articles, editing work etc. Want to know more? Visit our study planning instructions for current doctoral students at the university's Instructions for Students -service.

The programme organizes a monthly PhD student seminars. Our Master's programmes have a wide selection of courses which you can complete. You can also complete courses, which support your research work, even outside our university.

Courses in research ethics and transferable skills are offered throughout the academic year by the Doctoral School in Natural Sciences.

To get started:

The programme organises a lot of informal events for all of its studenst. These include a Pizza event after the PhD seminar, where students can get to know each other. The programme also organizes a yearly seminar day outside campus, where the thema has for example been the wellbeing of students.