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.


Students who successfully complete the 4ECTS version of the course should be able to learn to discuss their research plan, the content and methodology in relation to their work and develop their research projects further.

Credits: 6

Schedule: 28.09.2022 - 24.05.2023

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Susanna Helke

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 and assignments.The film department doctoral seminars gather in small work groups (research saunas).

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation is the most important elements in assessing the students work. 

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    4 ECTS = 108 hours
    Contact teaching: seminars, discussions 30h
    Reading work 38h
    Individual work: written essay 40h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The film department has 2-3 seminar groups coined as "research saunas". One of the groups can be organised in Finnish. 

    Laitoksella toimii 2-3 seminaariryhmää, joista yksi voidaan järjestää suomenkielisenä. 

    Teaching Language : English

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

    Enrollment :

    Minimum number of participants: 6
    Maximum number of participants: 20

    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,