Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

8.4.2019 at 09:00 - 2.9.2019 at 16:00


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 3.9.2019
10:00 - 12:00


Compulsory for all MBDP doctoral candidates.

No prerequisites.

After completing the orientation, doctoral candidates will

  • be familiar with the requirements of completing a PhD at the University of Helsinki
  • be capable of self-direction and self-management in learning
  • have developed interaction, communication and digital skills
  • have an understanding of the scientific community and support system surrounding their research
  • be familiar with future career options available to them

To be completed within three months of receiving post-graduate study rights.

The course will be offered every year, once in the spring and once in the autumn (dependent on the application dates for post-graduate study rights).

Orientation will cover the following topics:

  • MBDP profile and research areas
  • MBDP degree structure and courses
  • Thesis committee meetings
  • International mobility
  • Research community
  • Career prospects
  • Digital services
  • Support services
  • Feedback

Orientation will be held on a one-one basis or in small groups.
Full attendance is required and a Thesis committee meeting three months later will be scheduled.

Doctoral programme webpages, Doctoral programme welcome letter, YEB Code of Conduct.

Feedback from the teacher

Teaching in English.

Doctoral education Planning officer