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. 


  • National social work research conference 17.-18.2.2022 University of Jyväskylä. 
  • Pre-conference for social work doctoral students 15.2.2023, Helsinki. Read more
  • Webinar: Elements of Science Communication in Social Work Research, 1.12.2022 12-16. Read more
  • the Nordic-Baltic Doctoral Network in Social Work (NBSW), Summer School 21-25 Aug 2023, Vilnius, Read more. 

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.