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TCIM0302 Master´s Thesis, 30 ECTS cr. 
Code TCIM0302  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Master´s Thesis  Abbreviation Master´s Thesis 
Credits30 ECTS cr.  Date of expiry  
TypeAdvanced studies Subject0446 Tourism 
ClassMaster's thesis  Hours  
Study right   GradingOpinnäytetyöt, Approbatur - Laudatur 
Recommended timing 
Organisation Faculty of Social Sciences 


After completion of the seminar the student is able to

- plan and implement independently scientific research: identify a research phenomenon, define a research subject, develop research questions, conduct a systematic literature review, develop a theoretical framework and make thoughtful methodological choices

- conduct the careful analysis and critical evaluation of empirical data

- develop research findings based on the data analysis

- conduct research that follows the ethical principles of good research practice

- develop and present research arguments

- write research reports according to the principles of academic writing.


Preparing research plan, developing research arguments, reporting research results, familiarizing oneself with the research subject, theoretical discussions, methodology, data collection and analysis, research communication.

Previous studies 

Supplementary studies
Methodological studies
TourCIM studies (recommended)


Independent work and supervisory meetings with thesis supervisor.


Accepted Master thesis and maturity exam (30 ECTS).

In addition to the written exam, the maturity exam can be completed also in a form of a presentation of research results. This presentations should be accompanied of a short report.

Finnish students who have completed their Bachelor's degree abroad need to write a maturity exam in Finnish language.

More literature information and extra material 

Reading package and further information during the seminar.


autumn and spring

Target Group 

2nd year master's degree students


Senior Lecturer in Tourism Research

Language of instruction 





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