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
YMPS4850 Environmental Sciences Thesis Seminar 2–4 ECTS
Organised by
Environmental Science
Person in charge
Professor in Biodiversity Research
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2013–2014 X X

Learning outcomes

The course aims to help students in preparing their MSc theses. Guiding in scientific writing in provided by discussions on the characteristics of scientific texts and by demonstrations on how to use the information resources provided by the university library. Each student gives oral presentations on his/her thesis plan and results, which serves the dual purpose of practicing presentation skills and getting comments on the thesis work.


In the first year, students participate in demonstrations on the use of library resources and discussions on scientific writing. In both years, students listen to and comment on seminar presentations given by the other students, and give a presentation of their own. First-year students give a presentation on their thesis plans, and second-year students on their results. In both years, each student also serves as an opponent to another student's presentation.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Exchange students can attend the seminar also during only one spring semester (2 ECTS).

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online

Active participation in seminars in two consecutive years; one seminar presentation and one opponent task in each year.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English



Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring
2. year spring

1. year autumn (2 x 2h teaching on information searching skills in the university Library), participation in seminars in both 1. and 2. year spring.

Further information

Department of Biology, Section of Biodiversity and Environmental Science

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Science and Engineering
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Biology
DP in Biology
Finnish Study Modules