The studies Philosophy of science and general research skills (20 ECTS) – or more informally joint studies – are open to all ULapland doctoral candidates and constitute a part of the doctoral degree. Joint studies provide doctoral candidates with an ability to independently and critically apply scientific research methods in creating new academic information.
Joint studies are divided into five modules:
1. Scientific thinking and argumentation skills (3–6 ECTS)
2. Orientations in the philosophy of science and methodological starting points (2–6 ECTS)
3. Research ethics (2–6 ECTS)
4. Research skills (2–6 ECTS)
5. Methodological skills (2–6 ECTS)
Kindly note that you should take courses from each module, and the required number of study credits for each module is available in brackets.
One module can have a selection of many courses to choose from or only a couple of options. The modules focus on themes, but courses from different modules can discuss or contain references to the same themes. There is no specific order in which courses should be taken, but individual courses can have recommendations about previous studies. There are courses both in autumn and spring terms in all modules.
All modules have courses both in English and Finnish. The course description on WebOodi is presented in the language of the course. If the course is implemented in both English and Finnish, the description is available in both language versions of WebOodi.
Read the course descriptions and register for the courses on WebOodi > Instruction and courses > By study guide > Graduate School - Philosophy of science and general research skills, 2019-20.
Kindly note the following: if you have registered for a course but find out that you cannot make it, please remember to cancel your registration.