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Archived Curricula Guide 2017–2019
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BTK4031 M.Sc. Thesis 40 ECTS
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Degree Programme in Biotechnology
Preceding studies
Most of the Compulsory Advanced studies should be completed before starting the thesis project.
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2015 – 2017
BTK4031 M.Sc. Thesis 40 ECTS

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.


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.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
englanti tai suomi tai ruotsi  Thesis / dissertation 
In English
kypsyysnäyte  Written exam 
In Finnish

Additional information and specific instructions (both in Finnish and in English) can be found at Moodle site of the BTK4030 Thesis seminar, key: BMT pro gradu.

The supervisor and the student take care that the originality of thesis has been checked using the Turnitin plagiarism detection programme.


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences
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Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences