LTT-90006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 3 cr

Additional information

The course can be studied by watching online lectures which are available in POP (POP > Doctoral studies > Studies > Orientation to doctoral studies).
Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Esa Räsänen, Anna Halonen

Learning Outcomes

This course is an introduction to conducting dissertation research and pursuing doctoral studies. After completing the course, doctoral students will know how to prepare research plans and literature reviews. They will be familiar with the steps towards a research career, the process of critical appraisal and the basic concepts of scientific philosophy and ethics. They will possess the competence to evaluate the validity and reliability of research findings. In addition, the course will provide doctoral students with the opportunity to develop their scientific communication skills and improve their spoken and written English. This course is a compulsory for all post-graduate students in the Doctoral Programme in Engineering and Natural Sciences.


Content Core content Complementary knowledge Specialist knowledge
1. Steps of the research career     
2. Research plan and literature review of the research topic     
3. Basics of scientific philosophy and ethics     

Correspondence of content

Course Corresponds course  Description 
LTT-90006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 3 cr TUT-9006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 5 cr  
LTT-90006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 3 cr TLU-90006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 3 cr  

Updated by: $course.modifier, 07.11.2019