TJTJ7700 Postgraduate Seminar (4 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Information Technology
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


This course aims to support doctoral students with their dissertation work (especially in the early stages of dissertation work). The course includes assignments, seminars (e.g., doctoral students' presentations of their plans for their dissertation work) and discussions. Course can be completed over the duration of the dissertation work (4 years). The course may be organized every second year.

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, the students are able to:

  • Analyze dissertation work as a process and recognize important building blocks/steps of dissertation work;
  • Understand academic peer review system and identify typical issues to which the reviewers pay attention;
  • Familiarize themselves with exemplar articles in the information systems field (e.g., selected classics/contemporary articles);
  • Plan their dissertation work and present their plans to others;
  • Evaluate others' academic work and give/receive constructive feedback.

Study materials

The materials will be specified at the beginning of the course.

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
The evaluation is based on the assignments (e.g., written assignments and/or presentations).
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (4 cr)

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