Udmurt State University offers 53 doctoral programmes in various fields of study.
Graduates of Master or Specialist Degree programmes can apply for doctoral (postgraduate) studies. Doctoral programmes include study, teaching, hands-on experience, and research. Postgraduate students select a research field and subject of research for their dissertation. The programme duration is 3 years (full-time) or 4 years (part-time). Upon successful completion of the programme, the Candidate of Sciences Degree is awarded, which is the first Degree to confirm the status of scientist. Candidates of Sciences proceed to their Doctoral Degree (the second Degree to confirm the status of scientist.