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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FUTS9012 Doctoral Thesis 180 ECTS
Organised by
Futures Studies
Person in charge
Petri Tapio, Markku Wilenius

Learning outcomes

The Doctoral thesis must show profound acquaintance with the research topic and ability to produce new scientific knowledge independently in the field of Futures Studies.


The doctoral candidate will carry out a demanding research process and write a doctoral dissertation, which is the most important part of postgraduate studies. It includes independent research work with a research plan and intermediary reports. The manuscript of the thesis will be given to the professor for comments. If the professor approves the manuscript, it will be submitted to pre-examination. If the pre-examination grants the publication permit, the thesis will move on to final oral defence of the work in a public examination.

Teaching language

English, Finnish

Modes of study

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

Thesis / dissertation. The thesis can be carried out in the form of monograph dissertation or compilation of research papers.



Study materials

See the instructions for Doctoral Thesis in the Turku School of Economics.

Further information

Before pre-examination, the thesis will be submitted to Turnitin originality check in order to rule out plagiatory work. Note also, that the doctoral candidate has to accomplish all the needed postgraduate courses before submitting the thesis manuscript to the pre-examination process.

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)