Admissions are open for PhD in environmental technology at Tartu university. The general aim of the Curriculum is to raise the level of PhD students’ learning and skills to the standard expected of speciality professionals and recognised in the international research arena. PhD students are prepared for employment as teaching or research staff members of the University or other research institutions, or as lead professional specialists in non-academic establishments. The principal components of quality research-based education possessed by PhD-holding specialists are state-of-the-art knowledge in their speciality, speciality research skills, a comprehensive scientific worldview and competence in development work, management and teaching.
A graduated PhD student
- has a general understanding of the various concepts of environmental technology;
- has extended knowledge in their specific research field;
- comprehends interdisciplinary linkages between their specific research subject and related research fields;
- knows how to formulate scientific hypotheses, as well as plan and perform experiments to test these hypotheses;
- understands how to apply the research results in real life situations;
- knows how to communicate research results in national and international scientific arenae (publications, conferences, workshops). Knows how to engage in broader societal debates with representatives of other fields and scientific disciplines;
- how to propose and accomplish development, leadership and tuition tasks.
- 10 September: application system opens
- 30 September: application deadline
- 15 October: final admission results
- Specified later: studies commence
|Level of study||Doctoral studies|
|Degree awarded||Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Technology)|
|Faculty||Faculty of Science and Technology
– Institute of Physics
– Institute of Chemistry
– Institute of Ecology and Earth Sciences (coordinator)
|Study form||Full-time regular studies|
|Tuition fee||No tuition fee|
Required documents for PhD in environmental technology
- official copy of the diploma and diploma supplement (transcript/mark sheet) of the preceding study levels (both bachelor’s and master’s) in the original language*;
- official translation of the diplomas and diploma supplements into English;
- copy of the passport page stating the applicant’s personal particulars;
- doctoral thesis project;
- curriculum vitae (relevant form CV).
A master’s degree or an equivalent qualification is a prerequisite for admission.
|Doctoral thesis project and assessment of its feasibility||70%|
|Average grade of previous study level||30%|
Applicants are admitted on the basis of the ranking list. The minimum score required for being admitted is 66.0.
The PhD thesis project proposal must include the following:
- Description of the research topic (the project approved by the faculty) – a short overview of the field and listing the most relevant studies carried out in the field;
- Research objective – which particular objectives or tasks have been set within the given topic; hypotheses of the research to be carried out;
- Research methods or ways to solve the problems set, and description of tools the research requires
- Expectations towards the results – their novelty and importance
- Applicant’s preparedness and ability to implement the doctoral project, knowledge of the field; methodological competency and the topic’s compliance with the applicant’s prior research or professional work