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Learning Opportunity: Doctoral Programme in Literary Studies (4 yrs)

Doctoral Programme in Literary Studies (4 yrs)

Course Information

The Doctoral Programme in Literary Studies offers doctoral studies in Finnish Literature and Comparative Literature. Students may major in Comparative Literature regardless of the language area of their interest. The Doctoral Programme welcomes applications from students who have earned their Master's degree in Finnish Literature or Narrative Theory and Textuality at the University of Tampere, or in some other literary discipline at another university. Applicants who have specialised in narrative theory and textuality may apply regardless of their major. In some cases, the programme may require the student to take supplementary courses; the need for supplementary courses is considered on a case-by-case basis.

The programme's focus is on studying the historical continuum of literature, current forms of Finnish and international literature, and literary phenomena as a part of the field of arts and culture. In literary history, there is a special emphasis on examining the defining characteristics of Finnish literature in relation to national and international culture and literary tradition. The programme also emphasises textuality, general and descriptive poetics, the development of concepts in relation to other disciplines, and the various intersections of literature, language and philosophy. The programme's faculty members participate actively in international discussion on narrative theory, which helps provide methodological tools for other disciplines studying texts both in the humanities and social sciences.

Research conducted in the programme in the above-mentioned fields is at the cutting edge in Finland, and it enjoys wide recognition internationally. It is therefore an attractive option for students coming from other universities.

The programme's expected graduation rate is two to three doctors a year. The programme has met this objective on a regular basis, with two doctoral degrees awarded every year. Graduates enjoy a good employment rate and are appointed to university-level research and teaching posts both in Finland and abroad.

More information: http://www.uta.fi/ltl/en/doctor/literary.html

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4 vuotta

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--- ECTS credits

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University of Tampere, Faculty of Communication Sciences
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Viestintätieteiden tiedekunta, 33014, TAMPEREEN YLIOPISTO
University of Tampere, Faculty of Communication Sciences
hakijapalvelut@uta.fi

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Filosofian tohtori
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Jatkokoulutuksen tavoitteena on, että sen suorittanut on:

1) perehtynyt syvällisesti omaan tutkimusalaansa ja sen yhteiskunnalliseen merkitykseen;

2) hankkinut valmiudet soveltaa itsenäisesti ja kriittisesti tieteellisen tutkimuksen menetelmiä ja luoda uutta tieteellistä tietoa;

3) perehtynyt hyvin oman tutkimusalansa kehitykseen, perusongelmiin ja tutkimusmenetelmiin;

4) saavuttanut sellaisen yleisen tieteenteorian ja tutkimusalaansa liittyvien muiden tieteenalojen tuntemuksen, joka mahdollistaa niiden kehityksen seuraamisen;

5) saavuttanut riittävän viestintä- ja kielitaidon ja muut valmiudet toimia työelämässä laajoissa ja vaativissa asiantuntija- ja kehitystehtävissä ja kansainvälisessä yhteistyössä.