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Doctoral programmes at Åbo Akademi University

All doctoral programmes at Åbo Akademi University have a basic structure comprising a total of 240 credits.


Degree Studies Dissertation/Thesis
Doctoral degree 40 credits 200 credits
Licentiate degree


Doctoral degree, same field

40 credits


0 credits

80 credits


120 credits


The requirements for prior knowledge when applying and study content (40 credits) vary by programme. Read more about the programmes you are interested in:

Faculty of Arts, Psychology and Theology

Faculty of Education and Welfare Studies

Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics

Faculty of Science and Engineering


There are several doctoral networks connected to the doctoral programmes.

Updated 28.11.2019