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 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.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 25.07.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Henri Weijo

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Research plan and draft versions of own thesis

    Participation in the thesis seminar meetings

    Writing a seminar paper


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Set of material provided by the lecturer

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The student can enroll into the thesis seminar only once.

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-II, Spring III-Summer

    2021-2022 Autumn I-II, Spring III-Summer

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.

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