Doctoral Programme in Psychology and Logopaedics


A person who earns a doctoral degree in Psychology at the University of Tampere has a profound understanding of psychology as a discipline and of its development, basic problems, research methods and social significance. A graduate of the programme can independently and critically apply scientific research methods and discover new psychological knowledge. Not only is a holder of this doctoral degree thoroughly familiar with the general and psychological theory of science; he or she is able to find new areas of application as well. A doctoral degree also provides the skills to supervise students and lead research groups.

A person who holds a PhD in Logopaedics has a profound understanding of logopaedics as a discipline and can conduct research independently, producing information on the interaction and communication between people in Finland – especially the impairment of communication, the prevention of such impairment and the effects of rehabilitation. A person with this doctoral degree is well versed in the general and logopaedical theory of science and is able to create new applications. Research in logopaedics at the University of Tampere is currently focused on impairments in speech, language, voice and swallowing in the adult population. The information produced by the basic research conducted is applied in improving the rehabilitation process.

The professor in charge of the doctoral programme is Professor Jari Hietanen (

Published doctoral dissertations:

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Further Information

If you are interested in applying for the Doctoral Programme in Psychology and Logopaedics, you can find our admission requirements on our Admissions pages.

Curricula Guide

Study Guide

Faculty-specific Forms and General regulations regarding degrees


Postal address:
Faculty of Social Sciences
33014 University of Tampere, Finland

Visiting address of the Faculty Office:
Kalevantie 5, Tampere
Linna Building
room: LINNA, 6th floor, 6055
email: socdoc(at)