11.04.2018

Maturity test

The maturity test (in Finnish 'kypsyysnäyte' or 'maturiteetti') is a compulsory study attainment stipulated in the Degree Statute. According to the Statute, students have to complete a maturity test in the field of their thesis. The maturity test makes up part of the compulsory language and communication studies of both the Candidate (Bachelor) and Master Degrees.

Once done for the Candidate, a controlled maturity is not needed the for the Master any more, but the abstract of the master's thesis is acknowledged as the necessary "little" maturity. However, all the students who enter Master Programmes with a foreign bachelor degree as their basis, must write the ordinary maturity test/examination (maturity essay) at a controlled situation.

The intended reader of the maturity test is someone who is familiar with the way of thinking in the field of study in question, but not acquainted with the particular research question at issue. The students write an essay, in a controlled exam situation, in the field of the thesis. The maturity test is reviewed for its content and the language used.

Practical advice for writing your maturity test

Before your maturity test, please read the maturity test instructions on the university website.

Taking the maturity test

You can do your maturity test after you have submitted your Thesis for the final assessment (after making the changes suggested in the pre-review). For more detailed information, please search for the following courses in Korppi:

  • KVV0Y96 Maturity Examination 1 ECTS: for students of the Intercultural Communication Master's Degree Programme who study according to the curriculum 2015 - 2017 (or earlier)
  • KVVS9999 Maturity test 0 ECTS: for students of the Intercultural Communication Master's Degree Programme who study according to the curriculum 2017 - 2020
  • IMCS9999 Maturity test 0 ECTS: for students of the Intercultural Management and Communication Master's Degree Programme