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 the University of Tampere, the current fields of expertise are the research of human reason (including knowledge, mind and language), social philosophy, metaphysics (including social ontology) as well as history of philosophy from early modern and modern philosophy till twentieth century traditions.

The discipline of Philosophy at the University of Tampere aims to encourage interaction between various approaches (analytic, continental, pragmatistic). Dissertations are written in various fields of philosophy – such as epistemology, logic, philosophy of language and literature, philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, metaphysics and social philosophy.

Creating national and international networks and making use of them in research practices is an important part of the postdoctoral education in philosophy. 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 that they can work 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).

Learn more: http://www.uta.fi/yky/en/doctoralstudies/curricula/philosophy.html 

Learning Outcomes

According to the Government Decree on University Degrees (794/2004, amended 1039/2013, §21) the objectives of scientific postgraduate education are that the student

  1. becomes thoroughly acquainted with his or her own field of research and its social significance
  2. gains the knowledge and skills needed to apply scientific research methods independently and critically and to produce new scientific knowledge within his or her field of research
  3. becomes acquainted with the development, basic problems and research methods of his or her field of research
  4. gains such knowledge of the general theory of science and of other disciplines relating to his or her own field of research as enables him or her to follow their development
  5. achieves sufficient language and communication skills and other abilities to work as an expert or a developer in demanding positions and within international cooperation.
Faculty of Social Sciences