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
OTT12048 Dissertation Seminar / Presentation IV 5 ECTS
Organised by
Law, Doctor of Law
Person in charge
Anne Kumpula, Mirkka Ruotsalainen

Learning outcomes

The dissertation seminar is a regularly-meeting postgraduate study seminar which aims to give the PhD students a chance to obtain diverse feedback on their dissertation texts and to train the student to evaluate scientific texts.

The dissertation seminar is the cornerstone of the Doctoral Programme in Law. It aims for one to ensure that doctoral candidates work systematically and productively, get sufficient supervision, support and diverse feedback of their dissertation, and are trained to evaluate and discuss scientific texts.


During the third and fourth year of her studies the doctoral candidate can present her text in an international of national seminar or conference instead of the dissertation seminar.

In addition the doctoral candidate acts as an opponent once a year and participates actively in the dissertation seminar two times a year during their postgraduate for four years.

The doctoral candidate gets 5 credits for each seminar paper and opponent task every year for four years. Doctoral candidate gets 5 credits of participation after four years attendances. The Head of the Doctoral Programme decides about awarding the credits.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Independent work

Teaching language

Finnish, English

Modes of study

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



Recommended year of study

4. year autumn
4. year spring

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
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