TTI-90006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 3 cr

Additional information

Lectures are organized during periods 2-3. Students can complete the course during any period by watching the online lectures available in POP. The course is only intended for degree students
Suitable for postgraduate studies.

Person responsible

Minnamari Vippola, Anna Nykänen


Implementation Period Person responsible Requirements
TTI-90006 2019-02 1 - 4 Minnamari Vippola
1. Lecture diary essays from two compulsory seminars and at least from two elective seminars.
2. Literature review
3. Research scheme

All requirements should be completed during one academic year.

The timetable has been updated to POP->Doctoral Studies->Studies->Orientation to Doctoral Studies

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 research 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.


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 
TTI-90006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 3 cr TUT-9006 Orientation to Doctoral Studies, 5 cr  

Updated by: Nykänen Anna, 26.08.2019