HYTJ3002 Academic Writing II (1–10 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


Academic writing and communication, the key publication channels of the field

Learning outcomes

Doctoral student

  • knows the key publication channels as well as academic text types and their writing conventions in his/her field of science
  • is familiar with ethical principles related to academic writing and adheres to them
  • is able to produce and edit scientific text
  • knows the publishing conventions of open science and adheres to them

Additional information

Doctoral-level studies arranged by the university, faculty, department or other organiser. Doctoral students select these studies upon the recommendation of their supervisors and in compliance with their doctoral study plans. Alternative completion modes are articles in scientific journals, other scientific publications or editorial duties.

Note: The scientific publication cannot be an article included in an article-based doctoral dissertation or a section of a doctoral dissertation.

Teaching language(s): Finnish, English or other language used in publications on this discipline

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

  • 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.
  • articles in domestic or international scientific journals
  • other scientific publications
  • editorial duties

Typical ECTS credits for publications and editorial duties:

  • a peer-reviewed scientific publication 2–5 ECTS credits
  • other scientific publication 1–2 ECTS credits
  • editorial duties 1–5 ECTS credits (the maximum total for editorial duties is 5 ECTS credits)

You can complete a maximum of 10 ECTS credits of studies in academic writing.

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 (1–10 cr)

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