The programme study module includes a 30-credit thesis with a 6-credit seminar. The thesis must demonstrate readiness for scientific thinking, command of research methods, conversance with the topic of the thesis, and ability for scientific communication.
The student takes also part in a thesis seminar, which is designed to help the students to prepare their thesis work. The seminar consists of meetings, completing thesis, presenting the research topic to the seminar group and acting as an opponent for a fellow student’s thesis.
Seminar lasts usually the whole semester, and it is organised during both autumn and spring semesters. Registration for the seminar varies depending on the degree programme: please see the instructions for each programme in WebOodi, Noppa or department’s homepages.
For the Master’s degree the student has to write a maturity test (essay) in order to demonstrate his/her familiarity with the subject of the thesis. After the student has proved his/her Finnish or Swedish skills for the Bachelor’s degree, it is not necessary again for the Master’s degree. In this case the maturity test will be evaluated only based on the content.
The maturity test is written after completing the thesis work. The maturity test can be written on general examination dates. The date can be agreed with the inspector of the Thesis or with the study coordinator of the department.
If the student has not studied the secondary level education in Finnish or Swedish, it is possible to apply for an exemption in order to make the test in English or some other language. The application will be addressed to the Vice Dean of the School of Economics. In this case the maturity test will be evaluated only based on the content.
Further information can be found in Into.