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682320S Master's Thesis, 40 ECTS cr 
Code 682320S  Validity 01.08.2005 -
Name Master's Thesis  Abbreviation Master's Thesis 
Scope40 ECTS cr   
TypeAdvanced Studies Discipline1101 English 
TypeDiploma thesis   
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Faculty of Humanities 

ECTS Credits 

40 pts

Language of instruction 



5th year

Learning outcomes 

The writing of a thesis that demonstrates the ability to carry out independent research and present the research findings in a systematic and appropriate form.


The scholarly production of a thesis on an approved topic in a field represented in English Philology, and the writing of an abstract in English.

Mode of delivery 

Supervised independent research work.

Target group 

Advanced-level students with English Philology as their main subject.

Prerequisites and co-requisites 

Master’s Seminar (682382S) required before submitting the thesis.

Recommended optional programme components 

Elective courses related to the theme of the thesis recommended.

Recommended or required reading 

To be agreed with the thesis supervisor.

Assessment methods and criteria 

A thesis, together with an abstract written in English. Note that students also have to write an abstract of the thesis in Finnish or Swedish (their mother tongue); this functions as the so-called ‘maturity test’ for the Master’s degree. Students whose mother tongue is neither Finnish nor Swedish should consult with their supervisor about the thesis abstract.

Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.



Person responsible 

The Head of English Philology

Working life cooperation 



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