KEMS903 Thesis Seminar (1 cr)

Study level:
Advanced studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Department of Chemistry
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023


The student attends the seminar presentations of others in two seminars during his or her first master's year or at least before the start of the thesis. The student does the assignment for each presentation he or she listens to. Example questions that the student answers: What was the purpose of the study? What were the objectives of the study and were they achieved? Were there any challenges / problems during the study and how were they addressed? The student discusses his / her seminar presentation with the supervisor before the presentation. At the seminar, the student will give an oral presentation of approximately 10 minutes on the subject of his Master's thesis. The supervisor of the thesis (or a person authorized by him / her) listens to the student's presentation and gives feedback orally / in writing.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the student

  • is able to pick out relevant research-related topics from others' presentations.
  • can justify their views and decisions.
  • is able to participate actively in the scientific debate.
  • is able to receive feedback.

Working life skills

The student
  • is able to construct an oral and written presentation of the thesis.
  • gets used to performing.
  • is able to discuss research in his / her field, taking into account the level of the listener.
  • works as an expert in his/her field.

Additional information

It's good to start listen other student's seminar presentations already at the beginning of master's studies.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Passing the course requires passing the assignments as well as an approved seminar presentation.
Time of teaching:
Period 1, Period 2, Period 3, Period 4, Period 5
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (1 cr)

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

Listen to seminar presentations, taking actively part to discussion and giving a presentation.