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 aim of the BSc thesis project is to acquire, and practice basic skills and competences for conducting independent research in economics: defining a research question, searching for information relevant to the topic, and writing an academic project.

The aim of the BSc thesis seminar is to acquire and practice how to make a research plan, how to present ideas and results in a clear manner, both orally and in writing, and to give critical and constructive feedback on the research papers of other students.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 13.05.2024 - 20.08.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mitri Kitti

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 bachelor's thesis & seminar is done in connection with the KTK thesis seminar. The components are (a) Choosing a research topic (b) Preparing a research plan (c) Studying information retrieval (d) Practicing scientific writing (e) Producing a written thesis.

    The seminar components are (i) the preparation and oral presentation of a research plan (ii) the oral presentation of a thesis based on academic research in economics, and (iii) reading and providing constructive comments on other students theses, with emphasis on acting as opponent on one other student s thesis.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    bachelor's thesis, seminar presentation of own research plan and thesis, commenting on other students work, active seminar participation

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Seminar meetings 24h
    Preparation for seminars 30h


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period:
    2022-2023 Autumn I - II
    2022-2023 Spring III - IV
    2022-2023 Summer

    2023-2024 Autumn I - II
    2023-2024 Spring III - IV
    2023-2024 Summer

    Registration for the Bachelor's thesis and seminar in Sisu.