FILY4001 Ethics of Science (5 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



- Ethical questions of science relating to viewpoints of individual researchers, scientific community and the scientific enterprise as a whole.
- Concepts and theories of ethics, especially in relation to problems of research ethics
- Disciplinary-specific questions of ethics.

Completion methods

A written assignment based on lectures and reading material (lectures in video format).

Assessment details

100 % participation in lectures (live or video lectures). 50% of points needed to get grade 1.

Learning outcomes

Upon completing the course, the student will be able to recognize ethical aspects of doing research in all phases of research and can differentiate between solutions given to ethical problems. The student is able to evaluate proposed solutions to problems of research ethics.


  • Clarkeburn, Henriikka ja Mustajoki, Arto: Tutkijan arkipäivän etiikka; ISBN: 978-951-768-284-8
  • Resnik, David B.: The Ethics of Science : An Introduction (englanniksi suoritettava verkkokurssi); ISBN: 9780203979068

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods
Unpublished assessment item