BENS5035 Scientific writing (3 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020



Introduction to the different modes of publication of scientific research. Exercises and discussions about the writing and publishing of scientific articles and reports. Particularly aimed at students preparing to write their Masters thesis and special attention is given to the structure and writing process of the thesis

Completion methods

Participation to lectures and discussions, finishing writing tasks.

Assessment details

Assessment for the course: pass-fail.

To get a passing grade, the student is required to participate in lectures and discussions as well as finish writing tasks on acceptable level.

Learning outcomes

After finishing this course student is familiar with the standard structure of a scientific paper and knows the principles of scientific writing. Student is also capable to produce scientific text and to present research results using figures and tables. Student is familiar with the writing instructions of MSc thesis and is able to follow them.

Description of prerequisites


Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (3 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish