The Doctoral studies will provide the third level highest academic degree in history, archaeology or art history. The Doctoral study will place an emphasis on independent research work, covering three-fourths of the volume of the curriculum. In addition, there will be doctoral courses (both in all-university and specialized subjects) with the main aim to teach how to raise and solve research questions and problems, likewise, present research results as in writing as well as orally. The Doctoral study is not only preparation for the future academic career, but all PhD students will acquire independent analytical skills and deepen their creativity for compiling and fulfilling research projects. Each PhD candidate is free in their choice of topics for the doctoral dissertation, in the course of admission they need to defend their research project in front of the Board. In the framework of the doctoral programme of the Institute of History and Archaeology, the doctoral student is actively engaged in the work of the departments of archaeology, archival studies, Estonian history, art history, contemporary history or general history and, if possible, also in research projects. The closest contacts will develop between the doctoral students and their supervisors. In all respects, the Institute of History and Archaeology will support the doctoral students’ publishing activity and offer options for reading papers at conferences.
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