TJTS5003 Master's Thesis Seminar (5 cr)

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



The seminar aims at supporting the work on student's thesis. Work groups have sessions in the fall and / or spring. Typically, the student gives a presentation on her topic and research proposal, and deliver and present about 20-25-page report ("mini-thesis") on her thesis topic and report her data collection plan. Students also act as an opponent for other student's works. The course includes an assessment of the approved thesis.

Completion methods

Working in small groups, written and oral reporting. Presentations, reviews as an opponent, written work, and active participation in the sessions. Course workload 135h: Seminar sessions: 12 h, Preparation of own presentations and written work: 100 h, Reviewing other students' work: 23 h.

Assessment details

Passing the course requires the active participation of seminar session and delivering the assignments, proposals, and the seminar report.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course the student is familiar with a systematic way to implement a small-scale thesis research, is able to design a small-scale thesis research project, is able to report on the thesis research project at different stages, both orally and in writing, and know how to give constructive feedback to others on their work at different stages.

Description of prerequisites

Students attending the course are in the second year of their degree program, when starting their thesis work. Students are required to participate to the course on research methods (TJTS504) prior to participation in the seminar; good quality research is difficult to plan without an understanding of the methods of data collection and analysis.

Study materials

- Pienryhmissä käytettävät materiaalit.

- Raportointiohje sekä mallipohja:

Completion methods

Method 1

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Participation in teaching (5 cr)

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