As of 1.8.2017 a doctoral degree at the Doctoral Programme in Geosciences consists of

  • a doctoral dissertation
  • scientific studies (at least 30 credits), and
  • studies in transferable skills (10 credits).

The scientific studies consist of discipline-specific studies supporting the thesis research work as well as a course in research ethics. Compulsory courses in this module are: Research Ethics (DONAS-401), 1 credit, GeoDoc Milestone Seminar (GEOD-001), 1 credit, Literature and Seminar in Field of Research (GEOD-002), 10 credits. Other possible courses are From draft to publication (GEOD-003), 2 credits, GeoDOc research ethics (GEOD-004), 1 credit and Colloquium in geosciences (GEOD-005), 2 credits. Rest of the courses for the module must be anvanced-level courses in either the master programme in geology and geophysics, the master programme in geography or other courses which support the dissertation work. The supervising professor will decide if the courses are suitable for the module.

The requirements for transferable skills studies are common to all programmes of the Doctoral School in Natural Sciences and consist of

  • courses in different skills related to academic work (at least 4 cr; codes DONAS-1** or PED-5** or other suitable courses)
  • international activity and mobility (1-4 cr; codes DONAS-2**)
  • societal communication and organising tasks (codes DONAS-3**)

Information on degree requirements and courses offered can be found from the WebOodi Course Catalogue Service.

Instructions for doctoral candidates on transferring to new degree structure can be found on Instructions for students web pages.

Instructions about PhD studies are now available in the Instructions for Students -service.

The instructions have been divided into themes. Under the themes, you will find instructions related e.g. to planning and completing doctoral studies, the examination process of doctoral theses and practices related to thesis supervision, as well as contact information for all the support staff for doctoral education. When using the service, don’t forget to choose the doctoral programme you want from the degree programme menu on the front page, to make sure that you also see all the instructions aimed for students in that specific programme.

Information about travel grants and other funding opportunities for doctoral candidates can be found on Instructions for students -webpages.

Remeber to log in or choose the right doctoral programme on the top of page so that you see all relevant information.

GeoDoc can provide financial support for the organization of intensive courses, workshops, conferences and other functions which are in within the GeoDoc research field and benefit GeoDoc students.

Application for this funding is continuous, but please notice that GeoDoc grants funding on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can apply for this funding by filling out this application form.

The Code of Conduct prepared jointly by a working group, the Kumpula HR and the Faculty Council, defines how we behave in our Faculty, what kind of behaviour we expect from others and how we represent our Faculty to the outside world.

In the Code of Conduct, the values of our University are translated into clear guidelines that everyone can and should follow. With the Code of Conduct, the Faculty of Science takes a proactive and preventative role in ensuring that our faculty is a good and safe place for everyone to work, study and visit.

You can read more about the code on the Faculty's web pages.