Study guide's Doctoral Programme in Educational Studies, 2021-22 information (E)

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The Doctoral Programme in Educational Studies (KASVA) offers research training for postgraduate students pursuing doctoral degrees in the field of education, as well as home economics and craft science. The research themes of the doctoral degree programme cover education, training, teaching, learning, development and instruction, wellbeing, learning environments and teacher education, and related social and cultural issues. The Doctoral Programme provides an opportunity for multidisciplinary and multimethodological research in education.

The disciplines included in the doctoral programme are adult education, special education, educational science, home economics, craft science and early childhood education. The doctoral programme is also open to doctoral students pursuing a doctorate in mathematics and science if the topic of their licentiate or doctoral research is related to the research themes of the doctoral programme.

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Studies required at the Philosophical Faculty, total 50 ECTS:

The studies leading to the doctoral degrees available in the doctoral programme comprise the doctoral dissertation, as well as transferable skills studies (10 ECTS) and studies in the discipline and field of research (40 ECTS).

Consists of next studies:

Philosophy of science and ethics, total 3 ECTS
1145003 Research Ethics, 1 ECTS (UEF Doctoral School, in English)
Note! Research Ethics -course is obligatory for all doctoral stuedents
2013111 Introduction to Philosophy of Science 1, 2 ECTS (in Finnish)
2013112 Introduction to Philosophy of Science 2, 2 ECTS (in Finnish)
1145024 Philosophy of Science, 2-3 op, (UEF Doctoral School, in English)

Scientific writing skills, total 2-4 ECTS
8010052 Scientific Writing for Post-Graduate Students, 2 ECTS (Language Center, in Finnish)
8010064 English for Doctoral Students, 4 ECTS (Language Center, in English)
2013113 Writing and publishing an international article, 2 ECTS (in English)
8015011 English Academic Writing Skills for Students of MDP in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication, 4 - 5 ECTS (Language Center, in English)
or some other applicable course in scientific writing skills

Academic and other working life skills, total 3-5 ECTS 
2013151 Presentations in scientific conferences, published scientific articles (not included in the doctoral dissertation), academic teaching positions and other expert positions
8010053 Speech Communication for Post-Graduate Students, 2 ECTS (Language Center, in Finnish)
8010061 Conference English, 3 - 5 ECTS (Language Center, in English)
8010051 Media Communications for Post-Graduate Students, 2 ECTS (Language Center, in Finnish)
8022020 Research Information Retrieval and Management, 2 ECTS (Library, in English)
1145018 Doctoral Studies, Career and Networking, 1 ECTS (UEF Doctoral School, in English)
1145006 Research Project Management, 2 ECTS (UEF Doctoral School, in English)
or some other applicable course in academic working skills.
Further information of the courses organized by UEF Doctoral School in WebOodi course catalogues and Yammer.
These courses can be used also as "other postgraduate studies supporting the postgraduate research" in the study plan.

Consists of next studies:

Research methods, no less than 5 ECTS
2013235 Acquisition and analyzing interview materials, 2 ECTS (in Finnish)
2013232 Analysis of Qualitative Material Using the Atlas.ti Software, 1 ECTS (in Finnish or English)
2011112 Qualitative research methods and methodology for doctoral students , 5 ECTS (in English)
5012012 Qualitative Research Methods for Doctoral Students, 5 ECTS (in English or Finnish)
5010107 Workshop in statistical methods, 5 ECTS
5010108 Advanced course in statistical methods 2, 2 - 5 ECTS
2011113 Quantitative Research Methods for Doctoral Students, 5 ECTS (in English)
5210361 Structural Equation Modeling, 4 op
2013231 Mixed methods -research, 3 ECTS (Teaching language Finnish, materials in Moodle in English)
2013236 Basic course for Mplus programme and structural equation modeling, 3 ECTS (in English or Finnish)
2013238 Advanced course for Mplus, 3 ECTS (in English or Finnish)
or some other applicable course in research methods.

Research seminars, total 10 ECTS
The minimum credits of seminars a postgraduate student must attend is 10 ECTS. Each postgraduate student shall participate in several seminar groups. They are to discuss their research in seminars at least four or five times during their postgraduate studies, and they should also actively participate in other seminar work. Teaching language in seminars is English and Finnish.
2013213 Seminar (Doctoral Programme in Educational Studies), 2 - 4 ECTS. Participation in these seminars at least two times during the doctoral studies is required.
2013217 Seminar of the discipline or research project, 2 - 6 ECTS
2013218 Seminar organized by School (SKOPE) , 2 - 6 op. Obligatory for doctoral students at the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education (SKOPE).

Other discipline-specific postgraduate studies and/or major or minor subject studies supporting the postgraduate research, 1 - 25 ECTS
These studies should be agreed with the primary supervisor in study plan.