Professional studies

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Type of course


Cycle/level of course


Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim is that student develops his ability to identify relevant study design for his final thesis. Student develops his ability to distinguish different types of data and data collection methods which can be used to find the answer to the research question.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to choose appropriate design for the thesis identify appropriate population for the study choose appropriate data collection method and method for data analysis consider and reflect on the ethical principles in the thesis.

Course contents

Supervision in groups Create plan for final thesis Participation in pre-seminar II Participation in at least 5 presentations of final thesis

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Theory of Science and Methodology, Final thesis part I

Recommended or required reading

Will be announced later on

Study activities

  • Small-group work - 20 hours
  • Individual studies - 93 hours
  • Seminars - 20 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 133 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 133 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should pass the following examinations: Examination 1 Presentation of plan for thesis Examination 2 Opponens of another students plan for thesis. Examination 3 Participation in at least 5 presentations of thesis. To pass the course all parts of the assessments should be marked with passed.


  • Arola Annikki
  • Haldin Denice


Arola Annikki

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Group size

No limit

Assignments valid until

Until further notice

Assessment methods

Date will be announced later - Reports and productions

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