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Doctoral Programme in Biomedicine and Biotechnology

Doctoral program in biomedicine and biotechnology is a uniquely multidisciplinary doctoral program which focuses on molecular biology, biomedicine, biotechnology, bioinformatics, cell biology, tissue technology, medical technology, biosensor technology and systems biology. Program offers high level education in the above-mentioned areas and the graduates are competitive researchers and experts in Finland and abroad.

The programme offers the following degree options: Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Studies aiming for a doctoral degree will be completed in the BioMediTech's research centers and groups. The doctoral degree consists of studies determined by a personal study plan as well as writing and publicly defending a doctoral dissertation. An intermediate degree of Licentiate of Philosophy (PhL) is also possible.

Learning Outcomes

Section 21 of the Government Decree on University Degrees defines the objectives of scientific doctoral education. The aim is that the student:

1) becomes well-versed in his/her own field of research and its social significance;

2) gains knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge within his/her field of research;

3) becomes conversant with the development, basic problems and research methods of his/her own field of research;

4) gains such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines relating to his/her own field of research as enables him/her to follow developments in them;

5) achieves sufficient communication and language skills as well as other ablities that are necessary in order to function in the working life in broad and demanding expert and development positions and in international cooperation.