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.


Advancing students' skills in academic research, presentations, and discussions.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 21.10.2021 - 19.05.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Masood Masoodian

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:

    Students present their current research related to their doctoral thesis, as well as recently published or in-progress conference papers and journal articles. The aim is to participate in group discussions resulting from these presentations for the benefit of the presenter and other doctoral students. Visiting researchers and thesis advisors will also be invited to participate and give presentations on relevant topics.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation in discussions, feedback and reflection is required in addition to own presentations.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Attendance in the monthly seminar. Indenpendent work.


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Research papers and literature specified according to the topic of specific seminars.

Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I-Spring V

    2021-2022 Autumn I-Spring V

    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: