Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


The doctoral candidate
- has knowledge of the content of doctoral studies and forms of dissertation
- is introduced to research work and to concepts of presenting your research
- can identify the basic tools of a researcher, basic methodologies and forms of research in the research fields of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture
- can identify ethical issues related to artistic research
- has a personal study plan and a supervision plan

Credits: 1

Schedule: 01.09.2020 - 18.09.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Turkka Keinonen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Turkka Keinonen, Eila Rämö

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course consists of an intensive week of seminars, lectures and visitor talks. Possible topics introduced: research ethics, methodologies overview, research skills, forms of dissertation, research areas in the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, career issues, artistic research etc.
    Participants are expected to present their research idea and participate in the discussions.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Active participation, 80% presence required, 1 ECTS
    Personal study plan, supervision plan and research abstract, 1 ECTS

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    1 ECTS = 27h, 2 ECTS = 52h
    lectures and discussion (intesive week), independent work, presentation

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education