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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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HTIS64 Master's Thesis Seminar in Human-Technology Interaction 5 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Human-Technology Interaction
Person in charge
Preceding studies
B.Sc. Degree or Thesis Course (Tutkielmakurssi) and 20 ECTS of advanced studies in HTI.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
School of Information Sciences
Curricula 2015 – 2017


Strategic themes: Responsible conduct of research

General description

The purpose of the Master's thesis (i.e. pro gradu) seminar is to support the student's progress in the thesis work. During the seminar the progress of each thesis is supported from the definition of the research problem through to completion of the thesis.

Corresponding course unit in the curriculum 2015-2107, School of Information Sciences:
TIEVS64 Master's Thesis Seminar in Interactive Technology, 5 ECTS

Learning outcomes

After the course the student:
- can formulate and define a clear research question and relate it to earlier research,
- can implement a methodologically sound research setup that answers the research question posed in the definition phase,
- can analyze the research results appropriately in relation to the research question,
- understands the importance of analyzing the backrground literature,
- understands the importance of focus and time management in research projects,
- can give constructive criticism and utilize criticism to improve scientific writing,
- understands the importance of the quality of written presentation in scientific work and that each individual needs to take the personal responsibility of the quality of writing and continuous development of his or her writing skills.


Seminar meetings. The seminar includes a 2-hour teaching in information acquisition skills organized by the library.

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminar meetings, homework exercises.
The seminar can be taken on 4th year or later (second year of Master's degree studies), concurrently with the M.Sc. thesis.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In English
Further information 

Essay and participation in classroom work and Seminar and Homework. Intermediate reports on the progress of the thesis work.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Credits granted only when the thesis is finished.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Communication Sciences
Faculty of Communication Sciences