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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KIEN3021 English Language Support for Thesis Writing 2 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Jeremy Palmer


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2 - C1

General description

This course, in which content and language are integrated, offers language support in the form of teacher-led instruction, guided self-study, and individual consultations with the English tutor and teacher.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students should be more confident in presenting their written work, in particular their thesis text, for assessment in English-medium master's degree programmes.


Students will submit a section of their text for an initial analysis, and will then be directed to appropriate exercises and materials for self-study work. Students can tailor the content of the course according to their needs, choosing from an online forum for peer-support, sessions (individual or group) with a language tutor, and regular contact with the teacher online and face-to-face.

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

Available only for students in the LLEES, Baltic Sea Region Studies, East Asian Studies and Astronomy English-medium Master's degree programmes.

Teaching methods

A total of 53 hours of work must be completed, following an individual study plan for each student, made up of various self-study options, teacher-led instruction, and group and individual sessions (online and face-to-face) with the language tutor and teacher.

Independent work consists of a minimum 12 hours of teacher-led self-study and 31 hours of other study activities, including drafting and redrafting sections of text.

Teaching language


Modes of study

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

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

A record must be kept of student participation in any/all of the options: group sessions, guided self-study, tutor consultations and individual teacher consultations. In addition, exercises and materials directly given to students by the teacher must be completed, and discussed with the teacher in the final meeting.

Recommended year of study

At any time within the master's programme, but students should be actively writing their thesis during the course time.

Study materials

Materials provided by teacher

Belongs to following study modules

Humanistinen tiedekunta
Academic and Professional Skills (MDP in Baltic Sea Region Studies)
Filosofian, poliittisen historian ja valtio-opin laitos
MODULE 7: Language Studies (MDP in Asian Studies)
Kasvatustieteiden tiedekunta
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Level III (Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/englanti)
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Level III (Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/englanti)
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Level III (Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/englanti)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia