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Master's Thesis, Research Writing (3 cr)

Code: YZ00BL98-3024

General information


01.08.2022 - 23.10.2022


01.11.2022 - 31.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Virtual portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning


TA94 - Kielikeskus

Teaching languages

  • English


12 - 30


  • Tuula Kotikoski


The content of the course is specifically designed to support theses that serve the development and renewal of working life. During the course, the focus is on writing the theoretical basis of your own thesis.

You will gain the needed confidence in your research-style writing to be able to work on your thesis and write authentic, factual text based on published sources, follow the principles of scientific writing, and demonstrate your ability to write in accordance with the style manual designated by JAMK (Project Reporting Instructions/APA 7).


The writing process
Structure of the thesis
Basic principles of citation
Narrative of the thesis

Location and time

The webinars and lectures take place in Zoom:

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

American Psychology Association. APA style. 7th ed. (2021).

JAMK University of Applied Sciences´ Open Learning Materials.

Teaching methods

Lectures, webinars, exercises

Exam schedules

This is not an exam-based course.

Student workload

The course schedule is maintained in Peppi (see Peppi calendar) --> navigate to and Moodle course workspace.

The estimated student workload for the course is
- online lessons/webinars ~12 hours
- familiarization with the material and workspace in Moodle - 6 hours
- self-study, home assignments - 63 hours

(3 ECTS equals 81 hours of student work)

Content scheduling

The course consists of five modules that are discussed in the six webinar sessions.

Further information

The course consists of assignments that are assessed with either pass/fail.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

The course is marked as passed when all assignments have been completed and they demonstrate that the themes of the course have been studied and the learning materials have been utilized in the process.


You have completed the Research-Based Development course and Phase 1 of the Thesis Plan, which is described on the Thesis webpage in JAMK's Open Study Materials.