Doctoral Programme in Psychology and Logopaedics

A person who earns a doctoral degree in Psychology at the University of Tampere has a profound understanding of psychology as a discipline and of its development, basic problems, research methods and social significance. A graduate of the programme can independently and critically apply scientific research methods and discover new psychological knowledge. Not only is a holder of this doctoral degree thoroughly familiar with the general and psychological theory of science; he or she is able to find new areas of application as well. A doctoral degree also provides the skills to supervise students and lead research groups.

A person who holds a PhD in Logopaedics has a profound understanding of logopaedics as a discipline and can conduct research independently, producing information on the interaction and communication between people in Finland – especially the impairment of communication, the prevention of such impairment and the effects of rehabilitation. A person with this doctoral degree is well versed in the general and logopaedical theory of science and is able to create new applications. Research in logopaedics at the University of Tampere is currently focused on impairments in speech, language, voice and swallowing in the adult population. The information produced by the basic research conducted is applied in improving the rehabilitation process.

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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