Teachers are Miriam Hägele, Ossi Niemimäki and Petri Ola.
Kimmo Svinhufvud: Gradutakuu , Tammi, 2010
Robert L. Peters: Getting What You Came for - The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or Ph.D, Farrar, Strauss and Giroux, 1997
The seminar will be graded based on active participation in the group meetings (two meetings a month are obligatory), and by giving small presentations either alone, or as part of a group together with other students.
NOTE: Last meetings of the seminar will be held next week, and both Wednesday and Friday are reserved for student talks. So, in case you want to finish your seminar and earn the five credits, please send an email to one of the teachers and tell which day you prefer.
Students in Master programme in Mathematics and Statistics
In mathematics most required advanced studies as well as all essential courses on the thesis topic conducted before starting the thesis project full-time.
Master's thesis seminar (compulsory)
The thesis shows the student's ability in scientific thinking, understanding of the area of the thesis, command of research methods (in statistics) and good skills in scientific writing. The thesis writing process also demonstrates the student's ability to plan and manage his or her own work either as a part of a larger project or independently, guided by the supervisor.
Mathematics and Applied mathematics: Starting at the beginning of the second study year and finishing at the end of second study year of the 2-year programme.
Statistics and Social statistics: Starting during the first study year, at the beginning of the second study year at the latest and finishing at the end of second study year of the 2-year programme.
Thesis content is negotiated with the supervisor. A typical length for a thesis is 30-50 pages, but this varies based on the topic.
The thesis may be based entirely on previous research literature, or it may additionally include original theoretical, empirical or constructive work by the student. A thesis is not expected to contain new scientific results.
Students may survey examples of Master's theses in the e-thesis library. After finding a supervisor and a topic, the work is conducted under personal guidance.
See section 16. Arviointimenetelmät ja –kriteerit sekä arvosteluasteikko in https://wiki.helsinki.fi/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=235733753
The thesis project starts with finding a supervisor and a thesis topic. Then a short (1-2 pages) plan and a supervision plan are written that are mutually to be accepted by the thesis supervisor and the thesis candidate. Then the professor in charge of the study track in question approves the project. After the writing of the thesis is completed, the thesis can proceed to the final approval and grading as specified in the Faculty and University level instructions.
Petri Ola, Sirkka-Liisa Varvio and the responsible teachers for each study track.