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.


This course equipes you for systematical and well-planned master's studies and develops your transfearable skills.

After the course you will be able to

  • Reflect and identify your strengths and development needs in academic skills tms. such as studying methods, self-leadership techniques.
  • Develop your transfearable skills based on your own reflection.
  • Map and analyse interests and motivation factors for creating and maintaining a meaningful and motivational study plan (and later a career plan).
  • Plan and make justified choices for reaching study-related goals and career opportunities.
  • Recognize the main steps of the master's thesis process and plan the process further.

Credits: 3

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 14.04.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jenni Tulensalo, Eeva Halonen, Anouar Belahcen

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 course consists of themes which aim to enhance students' academic capabilities. Themes include study and career planning as well as themes related to learning and studying skills and self-leadership skills.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Course consists of assignments, workshops (face-to-face and online) and mentor meetings.

    Course is graded pass/fail. Attendance/submission of assignments is compulsory in all sections.



  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours max 10 h
    Individual learning 71 h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - Spring IV
    2023-2024 Autumn I - Spring IV