Master's Thesis

Master's thesis is a part of the advanced studies of a Master's degree. The extent and study objectives of the thesis can be found in the curriculum guide.

There are both university level and degree programme level instructions on the thesis. The instructions on degree programme level will be updated on this page soon.

Please read the general guideline on theses as well as the maturity test.

Faculty Instructions

Faculty of Communication Sciences

MDP in Cultural Studies

Instructions are available in the programme Moodle.

MDP in Human-Technology Interaction (HTI)

Evaluation criteria for Master’s theses, pdf

Forms for a supervision agreement and statement for a Master's thesis

Thesis process in Computer Sciences (including Human-Technology Interaction), pdf

Template for Master's Thesis, docx

Supervisors’ instructions on Turnitin

MDP in Internet and Game Studies (IGS)

Evaluation criteria for Master’s theses, pdf (ITI and IGS)

Forms for a supervision agreement and statement for a Master's thesis: Forms --> Theses

Supervisors’ instructions on Turnitin

MDP in Media Education

Instructions are available in the programme Moodle.

Faculty of Education

MDP in Media Education

Instructions are available in the programme Moodle.

MDP in Teacher Education

Schedule for Master's degree on Autumn 2018

The specific schedule must be agreed upon with the supervisor! The degree programmes/supervisors provide more specific instructions on the pre-examination of the master’s thesis and the Turnitin originality check.

29 Oct 2018      Master’s thesis must be submitted for examination through NettiOpsu if a separate maturity essay is to be written in conjunction with the thesis.

5 Nov 2018      Master’s thesis must be submitted for examination through NettiOpsu if the thesis summary is to serve as the maturity test.

3 Dec 2018        Certificate application to be submitted through NettiOpsu if graduation by 19 December 2018 is intended. All completed course units and module grades to be included in the degree must be in the study register. If you wish to receive your master’s degree by the time of the graduation ceremony, please submit your certificate application no later than 3 December 2018.

14 Dec 2018    Graduation ceremony

19 Dec 2018     Last date for certificate issue in December.

By observing the schedule specified above, you ensure that the certificate is completed in December.

26 Dec 2018     Latest submission of the certificate application; application will be processed in January. All completed course units and module grades to be included in the degree must be in the register.

Faculty of Management

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences

MDP in Biomedical Technology

General description

In order to attain a Master's degree, a student must complete a Master's thesis and the related maturity test in their own subject. A Master's thesis is a dissertation in which a student indicates his/her readiness for scientific thought, command of the necessary research methods, familiarity with the subject matter of the thesis and an ability to carry out scientific communication in their own field of study. A Master's thesis is based on supervised experimental or computational research from which a written report is drawn up, containing the abstract (in Finnish or Swedish, and in English), an introduction, a literature review, the materials and methods, the results, discussion about the findings and the conclusions.

Learning outcomes

After completing the Master's thesis, the student can:
- apply skills from the area of specialization to solve demanding problems of biomedical research.
- study scientific literature to obtain in-depth understanding on a well-defined area in field of specialization related to the problem at hand.
- evaluate critically the relevant methods in terms of their applicability in the context of the thesis.
- communicate the results of independent work both orally and in writing in clear scientific manner.

Contents

The Master's thesis consists of both theoretical and practical work as well as the written thesis. The student is also expected to participate in the thesis seminar while performing her/his thesis work. In addition, the student has to pass a maturity examination, related to the thesis work.

More information in the Curriculum and Moodle.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

MDP in Computational Big Data Analytics (CBDA)

Evaluation criteria for Master’s theses in CBDA, pdf

CBDA Master's Thesis in the curriculum

Forms for a supervision agreement and statement for a Master's thesis: Forms --> Theses

Supervisors’ instructions on Turnitin

MDP in Software Development (SDE)

Evaluation criteria for Master's theses in Computer Sciences, pdf

Forms for a supervision agreement and statement for a Master's thesis: Forms --> Theses (Under Computer Sciences)

Thesis process in Computer Sciences (including SDE), pdf

Template for Master's Thesis, docx

Supervisors’ instructions on Turnitin

MDP in Human-Technology Interaction (HTI)

See Faculty of Communication Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Thesis guidelines for international Master's degree programmes are available in the programme Moodle areas. Please contact the teacher responsible for the programme.

Global Society Framework:

  • Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
  • Gender Studies
  • Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
  • Public Choice
  • Public and Global Health (for enrolled students only)