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Archived Curricula Guide 2014–2016
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FUTS3259 FUTUS6 Futures research methods in practice 6 ECTS
Organised by
Futures Studies
Person in charge
Sofi Kurki
Planned organizing times
Period(s) I II III IV
2014–2015 X X X
2015–2016 X
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

Students are able to recognize how different methods of futures studies are applied in regional and national foresight activities. Students are able to suggest and choose appropriate methods for a given topic and context.


This course focuses on governmental, regional and national foresight processes. Students are instructed on how to use various methods. Case studies of completed national or regional foresight including the following methods (workshop, Delphi, creative participatory futures design, technology foresight and road mapping, game simulation).

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 12 h 0 h
Independent work

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

The final grade of the course consists of two parts: written exam based on literature (50%) and an extensive assignment based on a chosen method of futures studies based on the literature, lectures and supplementary material (50%).


Numeric 0-5.

Recommended year of study

1st year

Study materials

1.Schwartz, Peter, The art of the long view: paths to strategic insight for yourself and your company. New York, Currency Doubleday 1996.

2. Government foresight report on long-term climate and energy policy: towards a low-carbon Finland. Helsinki, Prime Minister´s Office Publications 2009.

3. Futures Research methodology: version 3.0, The Millenium Project Washington 2009.

4.Collection of articles and foresight reports.

Further information

The course will be organized 2 times in the academic year 2014-2015. The autumn course is for 2nd year students and the spring course for 1st year students.

Belongs to following study modules

Finland Futures Research Centre
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Turku School of Economics
Futures Studies: courses lectured in English (Futures Studies (Field of Business))
Turku School of Economics
Optional Advanced Courses (Futures Studies)
Finland Futures Research Centre
Optional Advanced Courses (Futures Studies)
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)