Pro gradu thesis

University of Oulu
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ECTS Credits 20   op
Language of instruction FI.



5th year

Learning outcomes

The student knows the background and methods for the research field of his/her thesis, and is able to perform relatively large research project as well as to handle reporting of the results.


Guided research in the field of astronomy, writing of the thesis, and seminar presentation.

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods

The student gets independently acquainted to certain field of astronomy and prepares, based on own research, a thesis of approximately 50 pages. Self-study 533 h.

Target group

For subject teacher (M.Sc. degree).

Prerequisites and co-requisites

No specific prerequisites

Recommended optional programme components

No alternative course units or course units that should be completed simultaneously

Recommended or required reading

No reading

Assessment Methods and criteria

The thesis

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


Numerical grading scale 0 – 5, where 0 = fail

Work placements

No work placement period

Other information

University of Oulu oulun.yliopisto(at)
Tel. +358 294 48 0000
Fax +358 8 553 4112
PL 8000
FI-90014 Oulun yliopisto