Doctoral Studies in Educational Science

The doctoral programme of educational science in the Institute of Education prepares its students for independent research work as well as for undertaking top specialist positions in the education system. The doctoral programme of educational science functions as a joint curriculum, incorporating the doctoral students from the Institute of Education and the Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences. The doctoral degrees are awarded by the joint council of the two institutes.

Final admission results for 2021/2022 academic year will be announced on July 15th.


Rules and Organisation of PhD Studies

A doctoral candidate is a student who has all the rights and duties of students and an external doctoral candidate is a person who, upon completing a doctoral curriculum, has the duties of students and the rights provided for in the legal instruments of the University. A doctoral candidate and an external doctoral candidate (hereinafter doctoral candidate) must be considered and treated as a junior researcher and a colleague.

A doctoral student’s research, creative, study and development activities and work with students must be supervised and supported. The University’s supervisor is a professionally competent researcher who is well familiar with the University and the international research system and possesses characteristics and competencies required for supervision.

The rules that govern the organisation of doctoral studies at UT are set out in the regulations for doctoral studies and study regulations document.
See also the good practice of doctoral studies.


PhD Progress Review

The next PhD Progress Review will take place on 10/01/2022 and from 15/06/2022 to 16/06/2022.

There are two progress reviews in the first academic year: at the end of both first and second semester.

Part A

  1. Problem the thesis addresses, broken down into sub-problems as appropriate
  2. Literature outlines related to the problem (up to 1.5 pages for 1 and 2 together)
  3. Goals (sub-goals if appropriate) of the research
  4. Research questions/hypotheses
  5. Overall methodology (use sub-heading as appropriate)
  6. Reflection of the process of doctoral studies (describe, analyze, evaluate and discuss)

Part B

  1. Report of the work done so far to address the research questions (indicating relationship with published articles) prior to 2020-21
  2. Details of work done during 2020-21 to address the research questions/hypotheses (indicating published/submitted articles during this period)
  3. Changes made to the initial study design (If relevant)
  4. Evaluation of your status towards completing the thesis on time (up to 3 pages for a-d)

Necessary documents for the progress review: 

Õpetajakoolitust alustavate üliõpilaste erialastipendium tõuseb 400 euroni.

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