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METU1027 S4. Master's Thesis Seminar 10 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Master's Degree Pathway in Popular Culture Studies
Media Studies
School of History, Cultural Research and Art Studies

General description

Place: Media Studies library/meeting room E327, Minerva 3rd floor

Time: Mondays 12 - 14 (1st year and continuing students, first meeting Monday 5th September 2016)

Periods: 1 - 4

Language of instruction: English

Type or level of studies: Advanced studies

Course unit descriptions in the curriculum: POPS S4. METU1027 Master's Thesis Seminar


General description:

The course runs for 2 years and is mandatory for students in the Master's Degree Pathway in Popular Culture Studies. Also students who major in Media Studies, Cultural History or Musicology and want to write their MA thesis in English on a popular culture topic are welcome to attend.


Learning outcomes:

The student is able to formulate a research problem for a master’s thesis, to choose a relevant theoretical and methodological framework for his/her study, to plan a schedule for writing a thesis and to receive and give feedback on academic writing.


Course contents:

Conventions of academic writing in popular culture studies in the humanities, research ethics, writing a research plan and planning a schedule for the study, presenting thesis chapters, commenting on the work of others.


Teaching methods:

Seminar sessions, meetings with supervisor, written assignments



Accepted/not accepted


Year of study:

Years 1 (regular seminar meetings and writing assignments) and 2 (sessions around text drafts according to agreement during fall and spring terms)

Teachers responsible

Senior Lecturer in Media Studies
Katariina Kyrölä


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