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 2016–2018
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MPAS2009 Master's Thesis 40 ECTS
Organised by
MDP in Asian Studies
Person in charge
Designated thesis supervisors

Learning outcomes

The student completes a master's thesis of approximately 25,000 words on a topic related to East Asia and learns to develop original scholarly ideas, find sources, analyze and think critically, and write and report research findings independently.


The Master's Thesis is an independent academic study written on the basis of student's own research material under the supervision of an academic advisor. The Research Seminars function as support for the Thesis research and writing process. For details, see to the CEAS Writing and Research Guide:

Teaching methods

A thesis and a maturity test.

Teaching language


Modes of study

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



Recommended year of study

2. year spring

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Department of Philosophy, Contemp.History and Political Sc.
Contemporary History
Political Science
Finnish Study Modules