MTEA9000 Maturity Test (0 cr)
The maturity test is a demonstration of a student’s familiarity with the subject matter of the thesis written for the degree, as well as of command of academic writing style. At the same time, students who have completed their school education in Finnish or Swedish demonstrate their excellent language skills in the language of their school education.
Students who have demonstrated their Finnish or Swedish proficiency in the maturity test for a bachelor’s degree do not need to demonstrate their language proficiency for a master’s degree completed in the same language.
As a rule, the maturity test is completed in English in English-medium degree programmes. An exception are students who have completed their school education in Finnish or Swedish but have not demonstrated their skills in the aforementioned languages through the maturity test of their bachelor’s degree. These students complete their maturity test in the language of their school education. Students who have completed their school education in a language other than Finnish or Swedish can complete their maturity test in Finnish or Swedish, if they have sufficient skills in these languages, or in English.
The content of the maturity test is assessed by a representative of the discipline, and the language is assessed by a reviser approved by the Language Centre. If a student has demonstrated his or her Finnish or Swedish skills in the maturity test of the bachelor’s degree, the maturity test of the master’s degree can be assessed for both content and language by a representative of the discipline.
For students who complete their maturity test in a language other than their language of school education or mother tongue, familiarity with the subject of the thesis and command of academic writing style are emphasised in assessment.
A reflective, essay-type expert text written in an exam. The renewed maturity test is written as part of the Research Reporting course of the Language Centre.
The successful completion of the maturity test requires a passing grade in both content and language.
- demonstrates familiarity with the subject of the thesis
- demonstrates Finnish or Swedish proficiency
Maturity Test cannot be done at The Open University of the University of Jyväskylä.