Doctoral Studies

Sosnet universities have collaborated in doctoral studies since 1995, when the National Post-Graduate School for Social Work and Social Services was established.

If you are interested of doctoral studies in social work in Finland, please read more: general instructions, postgraduate studies, doctoral degree.


Sosnet doctoral collaboration has been renewed during 2021. 

From the academic year 2021-2022, Sosnet will offer 1-2 online courses and 1-2 seminars each year that are open to all doctoral students in social work in Finland. 

Forthcoming seminars and courses will be informed on this page. 


  • Nordic-Baltic Summer School 11.-15.10.2021
  • Webinar  "Ethical Review and Ethics in Action in Social Work Research" 4.11.2021 at 12-16 Read more 
  • Pre-conference meeting of social work doctoral students 16.2.2021 University of Jyväskylä. Read more
  • National social work research conference 17.-18.2.2021 University of Jyväskylä. 

Other activities

Sosnet has a facebook group for doctoral students in social work within the Sosnet universities. Aims of the group are to provide information on doctoral studies in social work, to act as a discussion group for doctoral students and to provide low threshold support and assistance in issues related to doctoral studies.