Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2016–2017
Selaat vanhentunutta opetusohjelmaa. Voimassa olevan opetusohjelman löydät täältä.
KIEN3021 English Language Support for Thesis Writing 2 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Language and communication studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/englanti
Centre for Language and Communication Studies
Level B2 - C1

General description

This course is for students writing their Master's thesis in English and/or studying on an English-medium Master’s degree on the LLEES, Baltic Sea Region Studies, East Asian Studies, and Astronomy Master’s degree programs. If you are unsure whether this course is compulsory for you, please contact your MA program coordinator.

You must be actively writing your thesis during the course.


  • Lectures 6 h
  • Personal instruction 2 h
  • Independent work 45 h

Teaching times and places:

This course will run from the 16th of January 2017 - 5th May 2017

This course will mainly be taught online, through Moodle, with group sessions and individual sessions with the teacher arranged as needed throughout the course.

Students must attend ONE of the introductory meetings at the beginning of the course:

Tuesday 17th January 16.00 - 17.30, Room 249, Agora


Wednesday 18th January 16.00 - 17.30, Room 249, Agora


If this course is compulsory for you, but you feel you have enough experience and skill in writing English at a high academic level, you can apply for an exemption from the course. This exemption is not automatically granted to native English speakers. If you are unsure whether this course is compulsory for you, please contact your MA program coordinator.

Students applying for exemption should contact the teacher in charge at the beginning of the course, outlining why they think the exemption is justified, along with a sample of their academic writing in English. The teacher will then assess each application on a case-by-case basis.


Enrolment is arranged directly with your course coordinator.

Priority is given to students for whom the course is compulsory.

Teacher responsible

Suzanne Collins