The structure of all doctoral curricula at the University of Tartu is similar. The duration of doctoral studies is four years, totalling 240 ECTS, of which studies with a doctoral thesis amount to 180 ECTS, 60 ECTS credits are divided between compulsory subjects (36 ECTS), university-level electives (12 ECTS) and optional courses (12 ECTS).
The publication of at least three articles in international pre-reviewed journals is a prerequisite to defending a doctoral thesis on the basis of a series of publications equipped with a summarizing article.
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