Duration: 4 years (8 semesters)
Language of Instruction: English, Estonian
Field of Study: Sciences, Mathematics and Computing
Conferred Degree: PhD (Ecology)
Detailed study programme is available here.
The study programme is mainly aimed at people interested in different aspects of the problems of nature and environments. The purpose of the study programme is to give in-depth knowledge to MA degree holders of theories of natural sciences and contemporary trends.
The doctoral study programme of ecology pursues the international traditions and aims of organising a doctoral study programme of natural sciences. The study programme was started in 1994 and has been granted full accreditation. The main aim is the preparation of doctoral thesis where the criterion of assessment is participation in international research discussion. So far, 27 doctoral students have successfully defended their theses and have been awarded with PhD degree. The study programme participates in the Tartu University Doctoral School of Ecology and Environmental Sciences.
An internationally accredited doctoral diploma enables you working as a researcher, teacher and top expert in Estonian, EU and international institutions at employment positions that require a doctoral degree. Most of the previous graduates of the study programme continue research at various universities, some outside of Estonia.
Admission exam (motivational discussion) is based on the plan for the doctoral thesis that is agreed with the prospective supervisor.
The plan of doctoral thesis must be presented together with the admission documents or sent in scanned format with the supervisor's signature to the programme coordinator professor Tiiu Koff tkoff....at....tlu.ee and keskkond....at....tlu.ee.
For the purposes of identity verification at the admission procedure the Admission Committee has the right to take a screenshot during the oral part of the admission exam carried out via video bridge.
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