Degree programme

Doctoral Programme in Philosophy



The aim of the Doctoral Programme in Philosophy is to thoroughly familiarise students with philosophy, in particular with the subject of their independent dissertation, which also gives them experience in conducting research in their field.

At Tampere University, the current fields of expertise in philosophy include research of human reason (including knowledge, mind and language), social philosophy, metaphysics (including social ontology), and history of philosophy from early modern and modern philosophy to 20th century traditions.

Creating national and international networks and making use of them in research practices is an important part of doctoral education. The Doctoral Programme in Philosophy – which has close national and international connections – ensures that its graduates are equipped with sufficient general working life skills and for working in co-operation with other disciplines as well as are capable of conducting high-quality research in philosophy and providing instruction on the basis of their research.

Graduates from this programme are employed in research, teaching, public relations and the publishing sector, and as experts required to conceive broad contexts (e.g. as specialists in science administration).