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 objective of the seminar is to support student in preparing a bachelor s thesis. The seminar also prepares student for professional way of working to complete a large, open-ended project independently.

Credits: 2

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 15.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Joni Kokkonen, Matthijs Lof, Juha Joenväärä, Sean Shin

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


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Outside seminar sessions: taking professional responsibility of own thesis work and completing thesis according to schedule agreed with the instructor; written reports including pre-assignment, research plan, and preliminary research report; opponent report

    During seminar sessions: presentation of own research report; presentation as opponent of another student's research report; comments on another student's research reports.

    Note that the Bachelor Thesis (28C99901) and Bachelor Thesis Seminar (28C99902) are graded separately. The thesis is supposed to be completed within one semester. Delays will lead to a reduction of the thesis grade. See the course homepage for details.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Kick-off session, 2 h
    Presentation of research proposal, 2 h
    Mandatory meetings with instructor, 1 h
    Voluntary meetings with instructor and preparation for these meetings, 36 h
    Seminar sessions, 12 h


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    1 No Poverty

    8 Decent Work and Economic Growth


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

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

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

    Course Homepage:

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

    After registration is confirmed, attend the seminar kick-off session, where you will be divided into seminar groups. If you have any questions, please contact the thesis supervisor or the planning officer of the department.