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Doctoral Programme of Education and Society

Tampere University

Our changing world requires multidisciplinary specialists in education and learning


Postgraduate degree (University)

Degree earned

Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Planned duration

4 years

Extent of studies

240 ECTS



The aim of postgraduate studies is to provide doctoral students with the abilities they need in order to work in the academia (as a researcher or a teacher) or in other expert tasks in society. As a doctoral student, you will become well versed in the field of your own research and gain an extensive general view of education. The purpose of doctoral education is to adopt scientific thinking, learn sound scientific practices and master the diverse skills of a researcher. A doctoral degree also qualifies you to supervise students and lead research groups.

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Carefully read through the admissions requirements in before applying. For additional questions on applying, application documents and application process, please contact our Admissions office. For questions regarding the content of the programme, please contact edu.doc.tau(a)

To find a responsible supervisor, start by contacting one of our professors. Once you've found a responsible supervisor, consider together other possible supervisors or members of a follow-up group.