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All full-time students whose doctoral study rights started on,
or after 1 January 2012 must complete the the course during their
first year of doctoral training. All part-time students must
complete the course before the end of the second year.
All doctoral students registered in the University of Oulu
Graduate School who were awarded doctoral study rights before 1st
August 2011, but who wish to follow the new requirement fot the
doctoral degrees established by UniOGS in Spring 2012 must complete
the course as part of their application to transfer to the new
After the course the student knows how to develop a doctoral
training plan and research progress in written. The student has
established a realistic four-year plan (including content, schedule
and funding) for his/her doctoral training.
3 ECTS credits. The establishment and writing of the full
doctoral training plan, which includes detailed research and study
plans. The student should also include a brief outline of his/her
career development plan; the presentation of hte doctoral training
plan to, and its recommendation for acceptance by, the
student's Doctoral Training Follow-up Group. The plan is formally
accepted by the student's Doctoral Training Committee.
Personal work, written presentation.
Establishment and writing of the doctoral training plan, its
written presentation to the Doctoral Training Follow-up Group, and
its eventual revision following the recommendations of the Doctoral
Training Follow-up Group; presentation and discussion of the
research plan, or the research progress, to senior
scientists/professionals (Follow-up Group meeting) and doctoral
students (Research Plan Seminar, or Research Seminar).
The student must have been granted study rights for doctoral
training at the University of Oulu Graduate School and must have a
Doctoral Training Follow-up Group.
Backgroud literature of own research field.
Submission and approval of the full doctoral training plan by
the doctoral training follow-up group; acceptance of the doctoral
training plan by the student's Doctoral Training Committee.
The three study credits for the completion are awarded when the
Doctoral Training Committee has approved the full doctoral training
plan of the student.
Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.
pass / fail
Obligatory "field-specific" studies