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DPLSDIS Doctoral Dissertation, Doctoral Programme in Literary Studies 200 ECTS
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Doctoral Programme in Literary Studies

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course unit, the student will be familiar with the processes and conventions typical for demanding expert roles in general and academic researcher in particular in both national and international contexts. The student will be able to apply the theories, scientific approaches, and methods of research of their field and have a deep understanding of their own field of study. They will be able to apply the changing conventions of the philosophy of science and research ethics in their research to produce new and reliable information. The student will be able partake independently in current academic discussion in their field and argue both critically and constructively. They will be able to convey researched information both orally and in writing, and express and justify their own view of the societal and scientific impact of the research conducted in their field.


The doctoral dissertation is an independent academic research study presenting new information, written by the student on a subject approved by the university. (The recommended length of a monograph is approximately 250 pages, and it is recommended that a dissertation compiled of articles should include no less than four peer-reviewed articles in addition to an introductory section.) The student will be expected to defend the manuscript of their dissertation in a public event.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Thesis / dissertation  200 ECTS
In Finnish
In English



Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
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School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies