The studies leading to the doctoral degree in IMPDET comprise a doctoral dissertation and postgraduate studies.
Doctoral dissertation and postgraduate study requirements in LUMETO
In the LUMETO doctoral programme, a doctoral dissertation can consist of a sufficient number, as determined by the university, of scientific publications or manuscripts accepted/intended for publication that discuss the same research problem and a summary prepared of them (an article-based dissertation). The specific requirements for an article-based dissertation in the Faculty of Science, Forestry and Technology can be found on the LUMETO website.
In LUMETO, also a scientific study that is based on independent research and is deemed to increase knowledge in the field in question (a monograph) can be approved as a doctoral dissertation.
The scope of postgraduate studies in the LUMETO doctoral programme is 30 ECTS, and the structure is as follows:
5-10 ECTS Transferable skills studies, including compulsory Research Ethics (1 ECTS) or a corresponding course, as well as a compulsory course inscientific writing.
20–25 ECTS Studies in the discipline and the field of research, including a compulsory research seminar (1–4 ECTS).
Doctoral dissertation and postgraduate study requirements in KASVA
In the KASVA doctoral progremme an eligible doctoral dissertation may be a monograph or a collection of research articles. A collection of research articles refers to an entity consisting of a sufficient number of scientific publications or manuscripts, which examine the same set of problems, and an independently compiled summary based on them.