Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences

University of Tartu’s Faculty of Social Sciences is the most valued training centre for social scientists and offers the most broad-based higher education in social sciences in Estonia. Research at the faculty is focused on impactful societal questions, which are investigated with state-of-the-art methods, with the aim of shaping and interpreting the future society. The Faculty offers two doctoral programmes with eight specialities to choose from: economics, business administration, sociology, media and communication, psychology, law, political science and educational science.

Read more about admission to the doctoral programmes of the faculty

Doctoral Programme in Social Sciences

Doctoral Programme in Educational Sciences

Doctoral Programmes before the 2022/23 admission

Centre for Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences

The centre ensures the conduct of doctoral studies in the faculty in compliance with the regulations in force. In addition to ensuring a smooth exchange of information, the centre helps by counselling doctoral students and supervisors on the organisation of doctoral studies, and by assisting with funding and with the selection of courses and training opportunities. ASTRA doctoral schools operate under the centre or in cooperation with it, providing writing retreats and training for doctoral students.

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Organisation of doctoral studies at the faculty

Doctoral studies at the University of Tartu are regulated by the Regulations for Doctoral Studies, which include general requirements for supervision, individual planning, assessment and application for a doctoral degree. Doctoral students should also get acquainted with good practices of the University of Tartu, especially good practices of doctoral studies. Faculty level procedure regulates the progress reviews of doctoral students. Our guidelines and recommendations help to plan your studies better to successfully defend your thesis.

Read more about the rules and regulations governing doctoral studies at the University of Tartu

Completion of doctoral studies

Research Integrity

Supporting your doctoral studies

Üritused