The thematic doctoral programmes were established to boost the research profile of our university: the multidisciplinary research we conduct in the programmes strengthens the key areas of the profile. We have doctoral candidates from all faculties in each programme, and they form communities of vivid academic and multidisciplinary discourse as doctoral candidates share experiences of courses and research interests.
In the thematic programmes, there is a set of thematic studies (20 ECTS) that belongs to your degree. Its purpose is to widen your advanced expertise and equip you with substantial multidisciplinary know-how that can make your expertise stand out. They do not exclude your focus on substance but rather build on it and make it stronger. Thematic studies in your doctoral degree are demonstrable and can be an asset in career planning.
The Graduate School organises thematic studies for the three thematic programmes. We also organise the Philosophy of science and general research skills – often in our everyday language referred to as joint studies.
Read more about the thematic doctoral programmes:
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