Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences


The School brought together all Estonian doctoral studies in psychology and sociology, as well as public health, exercise and sports sciences. In addition, it had engaged doctoral programs in media, communication, and political science.

The School stood on an interdisciplinary platform, enabling PhD students to participate in seminars, summer and winter schools and intensive courses taught by highly-qualified scholars.

The effort aimed to improve national and international cooperation and to instil multi- and interdisciplinary methods, including e-learning. Doctoral studies were nudged closer to practical application and societal needs, while also engaging more closely with the private sector.

Partners of Doctoral School of Behavioural, Social and Health Sciences were:

University of Tartu

Tallinn University

National Institute for Health Development

International partners

University of Helsinki, Finland