Here you can find an overview of the doctoral programmes at the University of Tartu. The University of Tartu offers eight doctoral programmes (further divided into specialities), all of which fall under one of four centres for doctoral studies:
Doctoral studies will qualify you for a career in an academic institution as a lecturer or researcher. Alternatively, you will be well equipped to start a career outside of academia as a leading specialist. The focus of doctoral studies are the doctoral thesis and research related activities. The doctoral student is able to make individual and purposeful choices in his or her individual plan in collaboration with the supervisor(s). You are encouraged to choose academic activities, course work and training to maximise the benefit to your research project.
During your studies, you will acquire the necessary skill and knowledge to conduct research independently, a scientific understanding of the world, and competence in pedagogy as well as leadership. A PhD degree holder is an independent researcher who is capable of framing, analysing and solving problems using academic expertise, either alone or in a team.
If you are interested in applying to a doctoral programme, please visit the homepage of the respective study programme (see the links below).
Specialities in the Institute of Cultural Research
Specialities in the Institute of Estonian and General Linguistics
Specialities in the Institute of Foreign Language and Cultures
Specialities in the Institute of History and Archaeology
Specialities in the Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics
Specialities in the School of Theology and Religious Studies