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
BSRM0472 Part B 3 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies
Person in charge
Dr.Soc.Sc. Markku Jokisipilä

Learning outcomes

The second part of the methodology module is devoted to the startup of the Master’s Thesis work.


The lectures deal with the academic requirements of a Master’s thesis, the research process, choosing a topic, using research literature, databases and other help tools, and writing a research plan. Students are introduced to different source and references materials and tools how to analyze and interpret them: literature and other texts, archives, digital/electronic resources, especially internet, interviews, visual resources (images, photos, movies) etc. Special emphasis is given to different roles played in a research process by primary source material and research literature. Students prepare a draft version of the research plan for the individual study planning sessions and then finalize and present it in the Seili seminar.

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, individual study planning discussions, seminar work

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
BSRM0472 Part B
Faculty of Humanities
Finnish Study Modules
Baltic Sea Region Studies
MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies