Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

7.12.2017 at 09:00 - 12.1.2018 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 16.1.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 30.1.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 13.2.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 27.2.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 20.3.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 10.4.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 17.4.2018
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 24.4.2018
10:15 - 11:45


It is included in the programme Master in Languages.

The Seminar is compulsory for all the students of Spanish Philology.

Students should have completed or are completing the courses within Advanced Studies in Spanish Philology.

Methodological courses and theoretical courses related to the topic under research are highly recommended.

After completing this course, students have learned to develop the necessary basic research capabilities learned along the Proseminar and used in the Bachelor’s thesis. In addition to this, students are able to

-present relevant issues of the discipline in terms of research topic;

-manage their own work using the theories and research methods;

-manage large amount of materials and resources at their disposal;

-know how to get the source literature and they are familiar with methodological and ethical issues related to the research data;

-classify and analyze data, make comparisons with other relevant studies and extract the main results of the work;

-generalize and communicate the results;

-know the principles of scientific argumentation;

-to use academic writing and interaction practices;

-evaluate critically the research of others, and give and receive feedback;

-apply the skills learned in the Seminar to the working life.

It is recommended to start the Seminar when some of the core courses in Advanced Studies are completed. The Seminar is held every year, sessions will start in Period III of one academic year and will end in Period II of the following academic year.

The Seminar deals with the different phases of the research process until its presentation in a written form.

The course will focus on research questions and the alignment of these with the theory, material and method of analysis.

It also includes the principles of the academic writing in order to further develop students’ capabilities required for writing a Master’s thesis.

Seminar includes the practice of communicating and sharing research results, discussions, producing constructive comments about other works or research plans.

During the seminar, students will write their Master thesis.

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It will be offered during the course.

-Individual and group activities aimed at the elaboration of a working plan/project that will be materialized in a Master’s thesis.

-Recommended readings.

-Teacher activities will be documented in Moodle platform.

Seminar lessons are graded on a scale from 0 to 5.

Assessment takes into account:

-the attendance to the lessons;

-the participation in the activities;

-the completion of the tasks;

-the ability to solve different questions and tasks during the course;

-the skills to communicate (present, discuss, argue, comment, etc.) different aspects related to the own research of others research;

-the process of the Master’s thesis.

The course is offered in the form of contact teaching.

Compulsory attendance for lessons given by the teacher; 100% of attendance is required when students present their own works.

Students will communicate verbally the results of their research in the classroom to the other participants of the course. They will answer questions and take benefit of the feedback provided by the others.

Students will act as opponents of the work of other students, commenting critically and constructively their works.

Students will complete their Master’s thesis