The Graduate School at our university organises studies that are open to ULapland doctoral candidates from all the faculties. We provide useful information to doctoral candidates and supervisors through events and information kits. We also manage e-mailing lists for both groups.
We are creating an advanced international work flow plan for the Graduate School by means of the HaILa project, funded by the European Social Fund.
Culture-based service design
Culture-based service design is an international doctoral programme that takes a unique approach in crossing disciplinary boundaries. It combines theoretical traditions of art with cultural research while opening a new perspective on the shared ties of service design, society and culture.
Communities and changing work
In this doctoral programme, you study and interpret the changes taking place in work and communities at various levels. The programme combines the themes of sustainable development, collaboration and new forms of organisation, widening your expertise on local and global phenomena.
General doctoral programme
In addition to the three thematic doctoral programmes, we offer you the general doctoral programme. Research topics in this programme are often field-specific. Choosing the general doctoral programme means that the structure of your degree and your doctoral path follow the framework set by your faculty.
Northern cultures and natural resource politics
Cultural, social, legal and economic interests meet in the use of natural resources. This doctoral programme builds on the dependence of the northern and Arctic regions on their natural resources and conditions amidst a sustained global interest towards exploiting natural resources.
Telling it like it is: a PhD on enjoying school
Eliisa Leskisenoja defended her thesis in education at the end of September. She is among the first to finish a PhD in doctoral programme Communities and changing work.
Read Eliisa's story >
If your research topic or setting requires ethical consideration, you can ask our research ethics committee for a statement. Due attention to ethical questions is in order if your research involves minors, for example. The funding source, co-operation partner or publication channel of your research may also require ethical review.
Doctoral study guide
We are currently making the Graduate School's doctoral study guide, but you can find up-to-date information on our web pages already before we publish the guide in its entirety.
Internationalisation in doctoral studies
We encourage our doctoral candidates to go global. The international aspect is very important in our everyday work: our communication takes place in two languages and we organise courses in both Finnish and English. We also provide support for doctoral candidates' international conference travel costs. The Cotutelle agreement enables you to obtain a doctoral degree at two universities – the University of Lapland and another university outside Finland. You can also benefit from student exchange programmes and practical training managed by the Internationalisation Services.