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.


Peer support on the development of doctoral research, good practice in academic discussion; skills improvement in presenting one's research topic; good practice in coping with complex situations in academic discourse and argumentation.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 12.09.2022 - 22.05.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Sofia Pantouvaki, Outi Lahtinen

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 students present their research projects to the other doctoral students, discuss them in relation to different thematic angles, current questions and assignments. The aim is to provide continuous peer support to the students' ongoing research.

    Doctoral students interested in presenting their research work at specific dates should contact the responsible teachers.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Attendance and active participation, which is the most important element in assessing the students' work. 

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Presentations and discussions, reading and writing assignments.


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    4 Quality Education

    5 Gender Equality


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Minimum number of participants: 4
    Maximum number of participants: 16

    Registration for courses: Sisu. Priority order to courses is according to the order of priority decided by the Academic committee for School of Arts, Design and Architecture,