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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Archived Curricula Guide 2013–2014
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
BSRM0471 Part A 3 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
Dr.Soc.Sc. Markku Jokisipilä

Learning outcomes

Course deals with inter/multidisciplinary and regional research approaches and the methodologies required in pursuing them.


Most commonly used methods of the disciplines represented in the program, namely international relations, history, human geography and cultural studies will be introduced, preparing the students also to combine them in a multi/interdisciplinary manner. On a more general level philosophical and ontological questions will be discussed, such as what is it possible for us to know and how can we produce new knowledge through research. Main trends of the philosophical debates about the possibilities and limitations of scholarly research in the humanities and social sciences will be discussed. The main aim is to offer theoretical and methodological tools for determining the research perspective and formulating the research questions in a scholarly fashion.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Participation in classroom work and Seminar

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Lectures, literature, group discussion and essay

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Humanities
Methodology module (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
BSRM0471 Part A
Faculty of Humanities
Finnish Study Modules
Baltic Sea Region Studies
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies