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 student
- has knowledge of the content of doctoral studies and forms of doctoral theses
- 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
- knows how to do a doctoral personal study plan

Credits: 2

Schedule: 31.08.2022 - 06.09.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Turkka Keinonen

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 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:

    Course assignment, 1 ECTS (compulsory)
    Active participation, 80% presence required, 1 ECTS (optional)

  • 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:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Autumn I - II

    Enrollment :

    Minimum number of participants: 8
    Maximum number of participants: 35

    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,