HYTJ2003 Research Ethics III (1–5 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


The principles of research ethics; responsible conduct of research (RCR)

Learning outcomes

Doctoral student

  • knows the principles of research ethics and understands their relevance
  • is able to plan and conduct his/her research according to the principles and practices of research ethics and sustainable development
  • knows the procedures regarding ethical violations
  • recognizes plagiarism and understands why it is unacceptable

Additional information

Doctoral-level studies arranged by the university, faculty, department or other organiser. The doctoral student selects the studies upon the recommendation of supervisors and in compliance with the doctoral study plan. Alternatively, another independent completion mode can be agreed on with the supervisor-in-charge. The completion mode can be, for example, an essay or a learning diary. The study unit can also be completed through a conference presentation, paper or poster, or through a scientific publication (note: it cannot be an article included in an article-based dissertation or a section of a dissertation).

Teaching language(s): Finnish, English or other language used in this scientific community

Assignments are assessed on the basis of how the doctoral student masters the contents of the study unit and achieves the learning outcomes of the study unit. A pass requires, for example,

  • participation in teaching: active participation in contact teaching and acceptable completion of assignments requiring independent work. More detailed criteria will be provided in the course description.
  • independent study: acceptable completion of (written) assignments requiring independent work

You can complete a maximum of 5 ECTS credits of studies in research ethics.

Study materials

Teacher in charge of the module, course or equivalent will announce possible literature and/or other materials.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching or other agreed completion mode (1–5 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
No published teaching