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BIOI4031 Master's Thesis 40 op
Organised by
Person in charge
Tapio Salakoski
Preceding studies
Most of Major Subject Studies

Learning outcomes

The goal is to train independent problem solving for demanding research questions and thus lay an advanced knowledge and skill basis for doctoral studies; to train presentation and argumentation skills, both oral and written, as well as search and critical evaluation of information; to develop an ability to engage in a constructive dialogue with related disciplines, and to gain insight into actual research and development work as well as the possibilities and constraints of bioinformatics methods in the application domain and in the society at large.


The Master's Thesis (pro gradu) consists of participation in the seminar, an experimental or practical part (Master's project), and a theoretical part based on scientific literature. The student also has to pass a maturity examination, related to the thesis work. The Master's thesis seminar helps student to start thesis research and writing work. The student must prove his/her ability to do scientific work, management of research methods, knowledge of the research field, and skill of scientific writing.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Thesis / dissertation
  • In English
  • In English
Competence-based examination
  • In English
Thesis / dissertation and Seminar and Maturity Test

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

The thesis is evaluated by the supervisor and another teacher. The final acceptance is decided by the Head of the Department. Special grade: approbatur, lubenter approbatur, non sine laude approbatur, cum laude approbatur, magna cum laude approbatur, eximia cum laude approbatur or laudatur.

Recommended year of study

2. year

Belongs to following study modules

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