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TAYJ035 Planning, Managing and Completing Your Doctoral Thesis 3 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
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Type or level of studies
Postgraduate studies
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Yliopiston yhteiset tohtoriopinnot
Doctoral School

General description

General description

This concise two-day course provides practical tools and support for the management of the 4-year doctoral thesis project. The course is directed at doctoral students at the beginning phase of their studies.

The course

- Guides students to identify and use the various tools already at their disposal
- Discusses forms of supervision and the supervisor- supervisee relationship  
- Provides concrete tools for planning & managing the writing process  - Discusses how to use academic conferences as a means of chapter and article writing  
- Encourages doctoral students to share their experiences and expertise

Maximum number of students: 30. Selection method is draw. The student has to check the selection from NettiOpsu after the enrolment period.


Day 1 on 17.9.2015, NB! Room change!  17.9. at 10-12 Pinni ls A3111 and at 12-16 Pinni ls B3116

10-12 Identifying academic skills and tools

12-13 lunch break

13-16 "Using" vs. "going" to academic conferences: A before - during and after model

Day 2 on 1.10.2015, Room A3 (Main building)

10-12 Having a practical map for it all, or how to slice an elephant?

12-13 lunch break

13-16 Giving and receiving feedback: supervisory relationships from start to finish

Pre-assignment: Those students accepted to the course are required to write a short (one A4) text stating

1) Your name & field of research 2) The format of your thesis to be (article doctorate/monograph) 3) 3 key journals + 3 key conferences in your own field 4) 3 issues that you find are the most challenging when it comes to managing the day-to-day reality of thesis writing/research

The pre-assignment will be sent in through Moodle. Deadline is 11.9. at 16.00 o'clock.

In addition students will be asked to write a mini-assignment before the second meeting

PLEASE NOTE: Attendance to BOTH days is required for the completion of the course

Enrolment for University Studies

Enrolment time has expired


Pirjo Nikander, Teacher responsible


17-Sep-2015 – 1-Oct-2015