Credits: 6

Schedule: 07.01.2020 - 31.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Student will be assigned a supervisor based on him/her expression of interest.

Supervisors of the seminar, which starts at period I: Henri Weijo, Lasse Mitronen, Alexei Gloukhovtsev, Tomas Fak, Eric Arnould

Supervisors of the seminar, which starts at period III: Arto Lindblom, Sami Kajalo, Sammy Toyoki, Ilona Mikkonen, Kushagra Bhatnagar

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The default duration of the entire process is 9-12 months, starting at the beginning of period I or period III.

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The aim of the MSc thesis seminars is to provide and receive feedback on drafts of the MSc thesis. The seminar sessions provide a supportive forum to discuss research issues relevant to the particular stage of research. The seminar meetings assist in structuring thesis work and stimulating progress. Upon completion of the seminars, the student will be able to critically evaluate academic research.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Thesis manuscript work is divided into three phases, each completed phase awarding 10cr (totaling 30cr). The graduate seminar proceeds in parallel with the research work, and culminates in writing a seminar paper. The Master’s Thesis seminar info page provides a more detailed description of the content and practicalities of the thesis seminar:

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Research plan and draft versions of own thesis

Participation in the thesis seminar meetings

Writing a seminar paper

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Set of material provided by the lecturer

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Prerequisite studies: undergraduate thesis (23C99901) and seminar (23C99902). The student should complete all compulsory methods courses before starting Phase 2 of the master’s thesis (data collection and analysis).

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Please see the seminar enrollment instructions in the Master’s Thesis seminar info page.

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The student can enroll into the thesis seminar only once.


Registration and further information