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: 2

Schedule: 06.09.2021 - 10.09.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Turkka Keinonen, Tiina Kotti

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

Planning Officer Tiina Kotti,

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 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 for whole curriculum period:

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

  • applies in this implementation

    Pass for completing and submitting the required assignments (1 ECTS)

    Pass for min. 80% attendance (1 ECTS)

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Minimum number of participants: 8

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: Sisu replaces Oodi on 9 August, 2021. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture: