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Master's Thesis, Research Writing (3 cr)

Code: YZ00BL98-3029

General information


20.03.2023 - 02.04.2023


04.04.2023 - 02.05.2023

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Virtual portion

3 op

Mode of delivery

Online learning


TA94 - Kielikeskus

Teaching languages

  • English


12 - 30


  • Jason Stevens


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

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

American Psychological Association. APA style. (2021).

Stevens, J., & Crawford, S. (2014). Project reporting instructions. Adapted from Raportointiohje [Reporting instructions] by Liukko, S., & Perttula, S. (2013). JAMK University of Applied Sciences’ Open Learning Materials.

Teaching methods

Lectures, webinars (as necessary/appropriate), exercises/learning assignments

Exam schedules

This is not an exam-based course.

Vaihtoehtoiset suoritustavat

The conditions and procedure for applying for replacement of studies can be found by navigating to Elmo --> Language Studies --> Accreditation.

Student workload

The course schedule is maintained in Peppi and can be accessed in various ways according to the instructions found on the Peppi — Calendar page (

The estimated/approximate student workload in this course is as follows:

- Online lessons/meetings: 15 hrs
- Familiarization with online course environment: 6 hrs
- Self-study, homework assignments: 50 hrs
- Peer review activities: 10 hrs

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.