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Confirmation of tentative study plan and assignment of supervisor

Licentiate’s degree

Upon the student’s request, the faculty will confirm the major subject for the degree and the tentative study plan and assigns a supervisor for the student.
 
The supervisor will be a tenured or acting professor who has completed a doctorate, has academic achievements entitling him or her to a doctor’s degree, or is a docent. One or, if necessary, two supervisors may be appointed. The appointment requires a written consent from both the instructor and the student.
 
The faculty confirms the licentiate student’s research topic and maintains a record of topics. If the student intends to complete the licentiate thesis in the form of a set of studies (articles), this must be mentioned when requesting confirmation of the research topic. If the student does not present a research topic for confirmation when the major is approved and when the supervisor is assigned, he or she must do so at the beginning of the studies.

Doctor’s degree

Upon the student’s request, the faculty confirms the major subject for the de-gree, approves the tentative research and study plan, and assigns a supervisor for the student.
 
The faculty will assign the student a supervisor, either one that has been proposed or, where no proposal has been made, a teacher of the subject stated in the student’s application. The supervisor will be a tenured or acting professor who has completed a doctorate, has academic achievements entitling him or her to a doctor’s degree, or is a docent. One or, if necessary, two supervisors may be appointed. The appointment requires a written consent from both the instructor and the student. If there are two supervisors, one of them is appointed as the chief supervisor.
 
The faculty confirms the doctoral student’s research topic and maintains a record of topics. If the student intends to complete the dissertation in the form of a set of studies (articles), this must be mentioned when requesting confirmation of the research topic. If the research topic is not confirmed when granting the study right, the topic must be presented for confirmation at the beginning of studies. The student must discuss the topic of the thesis and the study plan with the proposed supervisor or the teacher in charge of the subject before the issue is submitted to the Faculty Council for consideration.
 
The normal auditing procedure and the postgraduate student’s self-evaluation are part of postgraduate studies.