Master's Thesis

Master's thesis is a part of the advanced studies of a Master's degree. The extent and study objectives of the thesis can be found in the curriculum guide.

There are both university level and degree programme level instructions on the thesis. The instructions on degree programme level will be updated on this page soon.

Please read the general guideline on theses as well as the maturity test.

Faculty Instructions

Faculty of Communication Sciences

MDP in Cultural Studies

Instructions are available in the programme Moodle.

MDP in Human-Technology Interaction (HTI)

Evaluation criteria for Master’s theses, pdf

Forms for a supervision agreement and statement for a Master's thesis

Thesis process in Computer Sciences (including Human-Technology Interaction), pdf

Supervisors’ instructions on Turnitin

MDP in Internet and Game Studies (IGS)

Evaluation criteria for Master’s theses, pdf (ITI and IGS)

Forms for a supervision agreement and statement for a Master's thesis: Forms --> Theses

Supervisors’ instructions on Turnitin

MDP in Media Education

Instructions are available in the programme Moodle.

Faculty of Education

MDP in Media Education

Instructions are available in the programme Moodle.

MDP in Teacher Education

If you plan to graduate by the end of summer 2018, here are some important dates for you related to completing your Master’s thesis and applying for Degree Certificate.

The deadlines for submitting your Master’s thesis depend on the type of the maturity test to be taken. Consult your thesis supervisor to agree what type of maturity test you need to take.

If the maturity test is a summary of the thesis

  • Once agreed with the supervisor, submit your text for originality check using Turnitin Originality Check plagiarism detection software. This needs to be done by 1st of May 2018.
  • Your supervisor approves the originality check within a week and gives you permission to submit the thesis to evaluation. The thesis must be submitted to evaluation via NettiOpsu by Fri 4th of May 2018.
  • Your thesis will be evaluated within 3 weeks after submitting.

If the maturity test is an essay

  • Once agreed with the supervisor, submit your text for originality check using Turnitin Originality Check plagiarism detection software. This needs to be done by Fri 13th of April 2018.
  • Your supervisor approves the originality check within a week and gives you permission to submit the thesis to evaluation. The thesis must be submitted to evaluation via NettiOpsu by Fri 20st of April 2018.
  • Take the maturity test as an electronic exam by 1st of May 2018.
  • Your thesis will be evaluated within 4 weeks after taking the maturity test.

Faculty of Management

Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences

MDP in Biomedical Technology

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.

Contents

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.

More information in the Curriculum and Moodle.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

MDP in Computational Big Data Analytics (CBDA)

Evaluation criteria for Master’s theses in CBDA, pdf

CBDA Master's Thesis in the curriculum

Forms for a supervision agreement and statement for a Master's thesis: Forms --> Theses

Supervisors’ instructions on Turnitin

MDP in Software Development (SDE)

Evaluation criteria for Master's theses in Computer Sciences, pdf

Forms for a supervision agreement and statement for a Master's thesis: Forms --> Theses (Under Computer Sciences)

Thesis process in Computer Sciences (including SDE), pdf

Supervisors’ instructions on Turnitin

MDP in Human-Technology Interaction (HTI)

See Faculty of Communication Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Thesis guidelines for international Master's degree programmes are available in the programme Moodle areas. Please contact the teacher responsible for the programme.

Global Society Framework:

  • Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
  • Gender Studies
  • Global and Transnational Sociology
  • Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research
  • Public Choice
  • Public and Global Health (for enrolled students only)