|Study location||Estonia, Tallinn|
|Application fee||€100 one-time|
Postgraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Estonian.
All academic documents (diploma, transcript) need to be certified by a public notary or issuing university. If the document is not in English or Estonian it also needs to be officially translated.
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IELTS (International English Language Testing System) academic: 5.5
Cambridge English tests:
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) paper version: 543, internet based: 72, (Tallinn University Code number is: 0449).
PTE academic (Pearson test of English): 51
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Language test can also be carried out at Tallinn University for EU/EEA citizens.
Students coming from Finland don’t have to prove their language proficiency if they have at least “cum laude approbatur” (pitkä oppimäärä) in their matriculation certificate.
Students coming from Latvia do not have to prove their language proficiency for B2 level if they have at least grade “A” or “B” in their General Secondary Education Certificate.
Students graduated from International Baccalaureate studies with ENGLISH B Level HL at least grade 6 or ENGLISH A Level with at least grade 5 do not have to prove their English proficiency for B2 level.
NEED TO BE UPLOADED TO THE APPLICATION FORM ON THE ONLINE APPLICATION SYSTEM BY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE*:
Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); Copy of a Master’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); Plan for the doctoral thesis signed by the prospective supervisor Proof of English Proficiency Copy of the identification page of passport
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Application cover printed from the online application system Copy of a Bachelor’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); both copies and translations must be attested by a notary Copy of a Master’s degree certificate or equivalent + transcript of records (translations are requested if documents are not in English); both copies and translations must be attested by a notary
Students with long-term medical conditions*, may encounter obstacles in higher education. Aiming to provide equal education students have the opportunity to apply for adjustments to compensate for the disadvantage that their condition may result in. Lectures have the right to give reasonable adjustments, but not an obligation.
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This Doctoral Candidate position deals with the ethics of health and social care management. The position is related to investigating and advancing issues of the healthcare ethics from the perspective of healthcare management and digital services. The current reform of the health and social services system in Finland emphasizes the integration of services, and consequently, the role of digital services is regarded important for enhancing customer-friendliness and efficiency of service paths. The successful reform requires new competences, i.e. ethical competence, and the transformation of organizational cultures in which managers are the main agents of chance.
An ideal candidate has experience and knowledge of real-life ethical dilemmas of healthcare managers. The candidate should have a solid theoretical background and experience in healthcare ethics through former studies and/or work experience as, e.g., a manager of a healthcare unit. The candidate should have good command of English and Finnish because the field studies will be run in Finland involving Finnish-speaking informants. Detailed knowledge of the Finnish health care system will be considered as an advantage, as well as skills in analyzing survey data.
The candidate will obtain empirical data for the dissertation research from the ongoing and future projects in Laurea University of Applied Sciences. COPE (Competent Workforce for the Future) is a consortium project funded by the Academy of Finland, the Strategic Research Council in 2016-2019, exploring the transition in health and social services and its impact on employment, competence needs and competence development. One set of the data will come from the COPE survey for healthcare professionals, enabling comparisons between the educational levels of professions in terms of the reported real-life ethical dilemmas. Other sets of data concerning ethical issues of digital services and organizational change will be obtained in forthcoming projects still in the application process. High quality of the research projects will ensure the quality of the data and support from the research team.