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Welfare, Health and Management Doctoral Programme (WELMA), 2021-2022

Multidisciplinary doctoral programme of Welfare, Health and Management (WELMA) brings together two faculties and three different departments in UEF. Within the strategy of the University of Eastern Finland, the WELMA doctoral programme has strong links with emerging research fields: Welfare ruptures and Effectiveness of social and health care. The programme will focus on the issues surrounding welfare ruptures, the effectiveness of social and health care and steering. The purpose of the doctoral programme is to produce researchers and specialists in the areas of welfare and social and health care and to strengthen the theoretical and methodological basis and the philosophy of science in this field.

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Personal study plan: Compose your personal study plan in the beginning of your doctoral studies with the form that you will find from UEF Kamu: Requirements of Doctoral Studies and Study Plan. After completing the form, send it as an email attachment to your main supervisor for approval within 3 months of the date you were grated the study right for doctoral studies.

 

DEGREES AND MAJOR SUBJECTS

The doctoral programme of WELMA will provide the following degrees in these major subjects:

Degree

Major subject

Doctor of Philosophy

All major subjects

Licentiate of Arts (Psychology) and Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)

For entry to the degree, the applicant must have completed a Master’s degree majoring in psychology or another corresponding degree and providing the applicant with a professional licence to work as a psychologist.

Psychology

Licentiate and Doctor of Health Sciences

 

Health and Human Services Informatics, Health Management Science, Health Economics

Licentiate and Doctor of Social Sciences

 

Health and Human Services Informatics, Social Management Science, Social Pedagogy, Social Psychology, Social Work, Sociology and Social Policy

Supplementary studies: If student's prior education is from a field not included in the major subjets of the WELMA doctoral programme, the student may be required to complete supplementary studies in her/his new major subject. The students of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies may be required to complete supplementary studies of no more than 30 ECTS. The students of the Philosophical Faculty may be required to complete supplementary studies from their new field for a maximum of 60 ECTS. Possible supplementary studies are specified when the right to doctoral studies is granted and they cannot be included in the doctoral degree.

 

DEGREE STRUCTURE AND STUDY REQUIREMENTS

The degree includes the licentiate thesis or the doctoral dissertation and 50 ECTS of studies supporting research and professional competence, which consist of General Transferable Skills (15 ECTS) and Studies in the Discipline and Field of Research (35 ECTS).

Studies supporting research and professional competence (50 ECTS)

Transferable skills studies (15 ECTS) (compulsory for all students)

Studies in the discipline and field of research (35 ECTS) (compulsory for all students)

The obligatoriness/optionality of the different study modules depends on the major subject. However, all students are required to take a subject-specific research group seminar (5-10 ECTS) and worth 10 ECTS of research method studies.

Subject-specific research group seminars (5-10 ECTS) (compulsory for all students). Students choose the seminar according to their department or their major subject.

Research method studies (10 ECTS) (compulsory for all students). All students are required to complete 10 ECTS in research method studies. Research method studies can also be selected from the courses the Philosophical Faculty or the Faculty of Social Sciences and Business Studies organize (details available in this course catalogue via the interleaf "Degree structures"). In addition, acceptable are methodology courses offered for master's level programmes in UEF and possible other methodological studies that must be agreed upon with the main supervisor of the doctoral thesis

5424013 Scientific communication (5 ECTS). Compulsory for the following: Students of the department of Health and Social Management, students majoring in social work, social pedagogy, sociology, social & public policy or psychology

5410119 Readings in WELMA (5 ECTS). Compulsory for the following: Students of the department of Health and Social Management, students majoring in social work, social pedagogy, social psychology or psychology. In some majors, the study unit is offered every second year.

5424101 Effectiveness in Social and Health Care (5 ECTS) Compulsory for the following: Students of the Department of Social and Health Management choose either this study unit or Social dimensions of welfare: Prerequisities, gaps and inequalities, students of psychology will choose either this study module or Social dimensions of welfare: Prerequisities, gaps and inequalities.

5424104 Social dimensions of welfare: Prerequisities, gaps and inequalities (5 ECTS) Compulsory for the following: Students of the Department of Social and Health Management choose either this study unit or Effectiveness in Social and Health Care, students of psychology will choose either this study module or Effectiveness in Social and Health Care.

Other doctoral level courses (2-10 ECTS). The suitability of other courses has to be discussed with the supervisor and included in the personal study plan. Courses, such as, summer schools, thematic or methodological conferences / seminars organized by national / international networks are generally suitable. For example, the course in the UEF Summer School programme, 5523011 International Migration Studies in Child, Youth and Family Welfare (2-5 ECTS), is recommendable.

Table: WELMA doctoral programme / Studies supporting research and professional competence 50 ECTS / optionality / compulsoriness in different majors 2021–2022.

Major

psychology

health management

social management

health economics

health and human service informatics

social pedagogy

social work

social psychology

sociology

social policy

Courses from UEF Doctoral School 10 ECTS

X

X

X

X

X

5424103 WELMA doctoral programme seminar 5 ECTS

X

X

X

X

X

Subject-specific research group seminar 5-10 ECTS

X

X

X

X

X

Research method studies 10 ECTS

X

X

X

X

X

5424013 Scientific communication 5 ECTS

X

X

X

0

X

5410119 Readings in WELMA 5 ECTS

X

X

X

X

0

5424101 Effectiveness in Social and Health Care 5 ECTS

Complete this or/and  5424104

Complete this or/and 5424104

0

0

0

5424104 Social dimensions of welfare: Prerequisities, gaps and inequalities 5 ECTS

Complete this or/and   5424101

Complete this or/and 5424101

0

0

0

Other doctoral level courses 2-10 ECTS

0

0

0

0

0

X = compulsory / O = optional

 

 

Changing supervisors, major, doctoral programme or faculty

If a student wishes to change the supervisors of her/his doctoral studies,  the change must be applied with a specific form (under Forms).

If a doctoral student wishes to change the major within the doctoral programme, the change is applied with an informal application, where the following information must be given: name, student number, email, address,  current major and target degreeand applied major and target degree, and the reasons for the change of major. The application is returned to the Head of Education (annikki.honkanen at uef.fi). An updated personal study plan is a prerequisite for the change (under Forms). The applicant must meet the admission criteria for the new field.The new study right is granted by the dean's decision and, at the same time, the old study right is cancelled. The application time is continuous.

If a doctoral student wishes to change the target degree within the doctoral programme, she or he can apply with a specifc form (under Forms). When relevant, a new research plan, commitments of the superviors and certificates of earlier degrees are to be attached to the application. During the process, the applicant's meeting of the admission criteria to the new field are assessed. The new study right is granted by the dean's decision and and, at the same time, the old study right is cancelled. The application time is continuous.

If a student wishes to change the doctoral programme, but the faculty and the major remain the same, a recommendation from the main supervisor and the head of the new doctoral programme suffice.

If a change in major or doctoral programme require also a change of faculty, a student must apply to the new programme and abide by its application process and deadlines.

Contact person: Amanuensis Ella Koistinen (ella.koistinen at uef.fi).