30.01.2017

Faculty Doctoral School

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The Doctoral School of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is a cross-disciplinary cooperation network that supports students at different stages of their work towards a licentiate or a doctoral degree. The Doctoral School is part of the University of Jyväskylä Graduate School for Doctoral Studies. Read more about the Graduate School for Doctoral Studies.

The Doctoral School of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • accepts new doctoral students;
  • organises joint scientific courses as well as training on research methodology and courses on career-planning;
  • allocates funding for full-time research (doctoral students); and
  • awards degrees in compliance with the university regulations, degree regulations, and the general principles of the University of Jyväskylä Graduate School for Doctoral Studies.

Practically, doctoral training is implemented in doctoral programmes. According to the decision by the University of Jyväskylä Board, each doctoral student can be enrolled in only one doctoral programme at a time. The doctoral programmes at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are

  • the Doctoral Programme of the Department of History and Ethnology;
  • the Doctoral Programme of the Department of Language and Communication Studies;
  • the Doctoral Programme of the Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies;
  • the Doctoral Programme of the Centre for Applied Language Studies; and
  • the Doctoral Programme of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. Doctoral Studies in Social work are offered at the Kokkola University Consortium as a part of the doctoral studies of the Social Work Unit of the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy. 

 

Administration and management of the doctoral school and the doctoral programmes

The Head of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is Vice Dean, Professor Laura Stark, who is also a member of the Graduate School Steering Board of the University of Jyväskylä. Professor Stark is also the chair of the steering board of the Faculty’s Wolmar Schildt Institute, where each department has representation. The Institute coordinates the Faculty’s research profile and conducts its doctoral programmes. The steering board of the Wolmar Schildt Institute is also the steering board of the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

The head of the department is also the head of the department’s doctoral programme, unless the role has been delegated to another party. Some doctoral programmes have steering boards, the members of which are nominated by the heads of their respective departments.