BENS5040 Training (5–20 cr)

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


Internship acquaints student with research or expert work in the fields of biological and environmental science. It allows student to develop their understanding of the working life of Master of Science. Depending of the training site, this course allows students to apply and integrate their knowledge and skills acquired in various courses. Site of internship has to be accepted by the teacher responsible of the course. Training plan must be written in advance and training report must be written after the training.

Learning outcomes

After completing this course, the student should

· have a structured idea about research and expert duties in his/her field.

· have a better picture of the working life.

· be able to evaluate his/her own skills and performance.

· have learnt how to act motivated, committed and as a responsible member of the working community.

know the essential rights and obligations of the employee and knows the job application process.

Additional information

BENS5040 Training (5-15 ECTS). 5 ECTS can be included in compulsory courses. As an alternative students can do BENS6040 Training abroad (5-25 ECTS) or BENS7040 Working in a research group (5 ECTS). To the degree students can include maximum of 20 ECTS of training in Finland or 25 ECTS training abroad.

Completion methods

Method 1

BENS5040Työharjoitteu (5-15 op). Pakollisiin syventäviin opintoihin hyväksytään 5 op. Voidaan korvata myös suorituksilla BENS6040 Harjoittelu ulkomailla (5-25 op) tai BENS7040 Työskentely tutkimusryhmässä (5op). Tutkintoon hyväksytään maksimissaan 20 op kotimaassa tehtävää harjoittelua tai 25 op ulkomailla tehtävää harjoittelua.
Evaluation criteria:
Accepted training report. Training report should be given within a month after finishing the training. Training is 5 ECTS / 1 month training.
Time of teaching:
Period 1, Period 2, Period 3, Period 4, Period 5
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (5–15 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish