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CULTS6 Thesis Seminar 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Studies
School of Communication, Media and Theatre

Learning outcomes

One the basis of the seminar student can
- define an argumented research theme and elaborate logical question setting, that problematizes the topic
- outline a relevant research plan, find relevant literature and research material
- give constructive criticism
- manage different phases of the research process
- execute research independently

General description

Fri 12-15, periods 1, 2, 3, 4

The Seminar for the Cultural Studies-programme runs through the whole first year of the programme, 5 ECTS /period.  During the first year of studies the student will work for approximately 20 ECTS of the 40 ECTS total.

In the seminar the student will learn and strengthen his/her basic academic skills required for the thesis. The emphasis of the work lies in the searching and deciding of the research topic, finding relevant material and selecting case studies or examples. After the seminar year the student will be able to write his/her thesis independently.

The group is divided into two subgroups, which will occasionally come together to work as a bigger seminar.


Mikko Lehtonen, Teacher responsible
Tarja Rautiainen-Keskustalo, Teacher responsible
Hanna Suutela, Teacher responsible


2-Sep-2016 – 17-May-2017
Fri 2-Sep-2016 - 19-May-2017 weekly at 12-15, PÄÄT rh. E113b
Fri 13-Jan-2017 - 19-May-2017 weekly at 13-15, PÄÄT E201

Further information

Thesis seminar is only available for students in the Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Studies.