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 2014–2016
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FUTS9006 Directions in Futures Studies Methodology 6 ECTS
Organised by
Futures Studies
Person in charge
Petri Tapio
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2015–2016 X
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

The doctoral candidates will be able to deeply understand and efficiently apply the futures research method that s/he uses in the Doctoral thesis.


The doctoral candidates will learn the history of the chosen method, various fields of applications and other methods that are close to the chosen one. They will be familiar with both empirical and metodological applications and be able to ponder openly the criticism posed towards the method.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 8 h 0 h

Lectures 2*4h about the choice of method. Negotiation with the teacher about the method and its neighbour methods. Making searches to the research literature, both in futures studies journals as well as other journals. Writing an essay.

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

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


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

Second year, spring.

Study materials

  1. A list of six futures studies articles published in the journals of Technological Forecasting & Social Change, Futures, and Long Range Planning, given to all students.
  2. At minimum ten publications about the student’s own method and five publications of alternative methods. The exact list will be tailor-made for each student.
  3. A relevant Finnish Doctorate thesis performed by using a futures studies approach, either with the chosen method or its neighbour method.

Belongs to following study modules

Finland Futures Research Centre
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Finland Futures Research Centre
MDP in Futures Studies (MA)
Futures Studies (Field of Business)