Teaching for doctoral candidates

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There are many ways to complete studies related to the doctoral degree and only a small share of the studies involve traditional course-based teaching. However, there are courses available for doctoral students and they may often participate also in courses organised by master’s programmes, if they are suited for inclusion in the doctoral degree.

Find teaching

You can search for information about teaching and studies at the University of Helsinki in WebOodi. Course catalogues for doctoral programmes are also available in WebOodi, under the title "Doctoral schools and doctoral programmes". The course catalogues present the degree structures, study module information and descriptions and codes of individual study units. Information about possible upcoming teaching for the study unit in question is also available under the course description. As a rule, the registration to studies takes place through WebOodi.

In the Course-service you can browse courses by doctoral programme or search for specific courses for example with study unit codes.

Who organizes teaching?

At the very least, all doctoral programmes organise research seminars, which are compulsory discipline-specific studies. Some may organise even more teaching of their own. Information about the course offerings of your doctoral programme is available in WebOodi in the course catalogue for your doctoral programme as well as on the doctoral programme's website. Follow also your email: Upcoming courses are normally announced by email.

Doctoral schools organise teaching in transferable skills to all students in doctoral programmes under the doctoral school in question. Information on courses organised by the doctoral school is available in the course catalogue for your doctoral programme.

All doctoral schools offer regular teaching in Research Ethics, because Research Ethics is a part of every doctoral programme’s degree requirements. It’s recommendable to participate in a Research Ethics course early on in your studies, as knowing the practices and principles will be useful when conducting research work.

Courses organised by Master’s programmes

Some doctoral programmes organise joint teaching with master’s programmes in the same discipline. Information on these courses is available in the course catalogue of your doctoral programme. In addition, some of the master’s programmes have opened their optional study modules also to students from other degree programmes. Doctoral students can also complete these studies. The suitability of optional master’s level courses as a part of a doctoral degree must be checked separately, for example, from the supervisor or person responsible for approving the studies according to the practices of the doctoral programme. Further information about optional study modules in master’s programmes open to students from other degree programmes as well as regulations related to them is available in the instructions for undergraduates. If a master’s programme offers a module for students from other degree programmes, it does not mean that you should complete the whole module. You may also complete only an individual course that you find interesting from the module.

Other teaching

The Helsinki University Library organises instruction in seeking information and managing references. Further information on upcoming courses is available on the UH library website.

The University of Helsinki Language Centre provides teaching in over ten languages. Further information about the Language Centre’s course offerings is available in the instructions for undergraduate students