Orientation to doctoral studies

The Graduate School organises an annual orientation day to new doctoral students (course code TUKO1243, 1 study credit). You can participate in the day in situ or online, and it is possible to take this orientation day via Moodle later in your own pace as well. To support your orientation to doctoral studies, we suggest a voluntary list of readings that you could begin to read already when planning your doctoral studies:

  • Dunleavy, Patrick. 2003. Authoring a PhD. How to plan, draft, write and finish a doctoral thesis or dissertation. London: Palgrave. 
  • Kiriakos, Carol; Svinhufvud, Kimmo. 2015. Tohtoritakuu: Kirjoittamisen opas jatko-opiskelijalle ja tutkijalle. Helsinki: Art House. 
  • Phillips, Estelle M.; Pugh, Derek S. 2015. How To Get a PhD: A Handbook for Students and their Supervisors. Maidenhead, Berkshire: Open University Press. 
  • Stubb, Jenni. 2012. Becoming a scholar: The dynamic interaction between the doctoral student and the scholarly community (Doctoral dissertation). University of Helsinki. 
  • Vekkaila (née Tuomainen), Jenna. 2014. Doctoral student engagement – The dynamic interplay between students and scholarly communities. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Helsinki.

Once you have obtained a doctoral study right, you can register for the orientation day on WebOodi. You will need your ulapland credentials for this purpose.

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