BENS5038 Maturity exam (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. International students show their familiarity of the thesis matter and proficiency in English.
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. 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 emphasized in the assessment.
- demonstrates familiarity with the subject of the thesis
- demonstrates Finnish/Swedish proficiency (Finnish students) or English proficiency (international students).
Independent study (0 cr)
A hand-written maturity exam or a computer-based maturity exam.