Doctoral thesis

by Elina Leskinen last modified Nov 15, 2017 11:02 AM History

In order to complete the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, the student must write and publish a doctoral dissertation which is approved by the Faculty after a public examination. All doctoral theses should fulfill the dissertation requirements at the University of Jyväskylä. The requirements are formulated so that they can be applied in all faculties of the University, so read carefully both the dissertation requirements at the University of Jyväskylä and the departmental instructions.

The doctoral thesis is an independent, research-based, scientific study carried out in one of the Faculty's disciplines. A postgraduate study plan should be drawn up so that the doctoral degree can be completed in four years when studying full-time. The thesis can be a monograph or it can consist of a selection of scientific publications or articles accompanied by a conclusive and evaluative part (an article-based doctoral thesis). A dissertation starts with an abstract that must explain the dissertation’s targets or research questions, central research methods, results and conclusions based on them.

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