MATS901 Maturity Examination (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 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.
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.
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.
If a student has demonstrated his or her language skills in the maturity test for a bachelor’s degree, the abstract of the master’s thesis serves as the maturity test for the master’s degree.
Otherwise the maturity test for a master’s degree is a reflective, essay-type expert text written in an exam.
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 proficiency in the language of his/her school education