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
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
OTT12050 Orientation Course 2 ECTS
Organised by
Law, Doctor of Law
Person in charge
Mika Viljanen

Learning outcomes

During the orientation period, the student is introduced to research practices. Orientation period is ment for doctoral candidates who are in the beginning of their studies, those interested in doctoral studies and those changing research direction.


The orientation period consists of lectures orienting the students towards information retrieval, workshop in academic writing, and group work. Orientation lectures are organised twice a year. During the lectures ia. the following topics are covered: information retrieval, using library data bases, publishing articles, project management and financing one's research. The workshop in academic writing is organised once a year. During the workshop the doctoral candidates will be introduced tools for approaching writing as a process, writing regularly, managing writing time, setting manageable writing goals, and overcoming psychological barriers to writing.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Teaching language

Finnish, English

The language of instructions depends on the participants.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In Finnish
  • In English
  • In Finnish
  • In English
  • In Finnish



Recommended year of study

1. year autumn
1. year spring

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws DP
MDP in Law and Information Society
Doctor of Laws
Turku Law School