Thesis studies, 2015-2017


408043S Master’s Thesis 30 credits
408044S Thesis Seminar 5 credits
408045S Abstract / Maturity Test 0 credits

ECTS Credits 35
Language of instruction



Autumn and spring terms, 1st and 2nd year studies in the LET Master’s Programme

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course, the students are able to

  • reflect on their previous experience and skills when doing research
  • take active part in research collaboration
  • deepen their understanding of the learning sciences (self-regulated learning and collaborative learning as a theoretical basis for research)
  • review relevant research literature, evaluating it scientifically and ethically
  • plan and implement data collection
  • analyse research data
  • design the research process and produce a research publication
  • LET research themes (SRL and collaborative learning)
  • Literature review
  • Research process; research design and research plan
  • Methodologies
  • Collaboration in a research team
Mode of delivery face-to-face and online
Learning activities and teaching methods

Active participation in face-to-face seminars and collaborative and individual work. Successful completion of all the learning assignments and exercises.

Target group

1st and 2nd  year students in the LET Master’s Programme

Reading materials The recommended or required study materials depend on the topic of the student’s Master’s thesis
Assessment methods and criteria Master’s thesis
Grading 0-5
Person responsible Essi Vuopala and Hanna Järvenoja


Last updated: 1.9.2015