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Programme Structure

This module leads the students to the objectives of the programme and to the ways to conduct it. It gives the students the base for developing both the generic and subject specific competences in the programme. In the introduction module the students also have to write their individual study plan, which helps them to manage their studies more effectively.

M1.1. Introduction

Course code: HERI0101
Credits: 2 ECTS
Learning outcomes: Student knows how to:
* conduct one’s studies through the two-year programme
* use and update an individual study plan
* use library and other relevant university facilities and services
Course contents: Introductory meetings, making the individual study plan, university and library info.
Teaching methods: Lectures, meetings with the tutor and coordinator
Assessment methods: Continuous assessment, grading: pass/fail
Person in charge: Coordinator
Year of study, semester: 1st year, autumn term, I period

M1.2. Web based International Seminar

Course code: HERI0102
Credits: 8 ECTS
Learning outcomes: Student knows how to:
* use online work environment effectively
* work as a part of larger online cultural project
* find relevant source material for the seminar project
* collaborate with international students and teachers of the EuroMACHS network
Course contents: The students and teachers from the four universities will work together in the online seminar. Students will follow the face-to-face seminars in their university of enrolment, and at the same time they will follow the online seminar. The students are divided to mixed groups with members from each university, to plan and create a small online  project.
Teaching methods: Online seminar and project, international teamwork
Assessment methods: Continuous assessment, based on the activity of the student, grading: 0-5.
Person in charge:  Coordinator
Year of study, semester: 1st year, I–III period


Module aims at deepening and broadening the theoretical and methodological knowledge of students. They will be aware of the research and debates in the field of study and know how to use techniques accepted in the profession. Students will be able to understand the overall structure of the disciplines taught in the programme and their connection to other disciplines.

M2.1. Studying the Past: Theory and Practice

Course code: HERI 0201
Credits: 5 ECTS
Learning outcomes:
* understanding of the main characteristics of historical research
* awareness of differences in historiographical interpretations
* critical awareness of the relationship between historian and primary sources
* ability to recognize and critically analyse the roles of the past in the present society
Course contents: The course deals with theoretical and methodological questions of historical research focusing on the complex relationship between the past and present, including how the past exists in the present day.
Teaching methods: Lectures, tutorials with the coordinator
Assessment methods: Continuous assessment, examination, grading: 0-5
Person in charge: Prof. Taina Syrjämaa
Year of study, semester: 1st year, autumn term, I–II period

M2.2. Digital Culture, Heritage and History

Course code: HERI0207
Credits: 10 ECTS
Learning outcomes: Student understands the processes how digital culture becomes culture heritage. Student is able to recognize and analyse metanarratives of cultural heritage processes related to digital culture and communities which produce and maintain digital cultural heritage.  
Course contents: Online course consists of assignments based on literature (topical research articles), discussion and practical work related to description and analysis of a born digital phenomenon and plan of how to document, preserve and potentially productizate it. The course touches upon questions of tangible and intangible elements of digital cultures dealing with phenomena such as digital games, mobile technologies, social media and the internet. 
Teaching methods: Online course, literature and practical work
Assessment methods: Assessment of practical work, grading: 0-5
Person in charge: Prof. Jaakko Suominen and Dr. Anna Sivula
Year of study, semester: 1st year, autumn term, I–II period
Further information: Exchange students are able to participate in the course during 1st year, spring term as well. 


Students will get a good command of a specialized field within the discipline at an advanced level, including the newest theories, interpretations and methods. They will learn how to apply theoretical and methodological knowledge in more specialized subject related issues in the fields of history, cultural heritage and digital culture. The studies conducted in partner universities are mainly exchanged in these modules.

M3.1. Urban Heritage and Lived Environment

Course code: HERI0301-0303
Credits: 5-10 ECTS
Learning outcomes:
* ability to use basic concepts in the study of urban heritage
* knowledge of local urban history and its relation to European cultural heritage
* ability to work in a multicultural team
Course contents: The course analyzes relations between cultural heritage and urban environment. The course traces the presence of the past in urban space, urban way of life as a cultural heritage, city as a sensory experience and the connections between urbanity, nationality and consumerism.
Teaching methods: Lectures, case study, teamwork
Assessment methods: Lecture diary, case study and essay, grading: 0-5
Person in charge: Prof. Hannu Salmi
Year of study, semester: 1st year, spring term, III–IV period

M3.2. Same as M2.2. HERI0207, provided for EuroMACHS mobility students.

M3.3. Experts for e-learning Humanities

Course code: HERI0306-0310
Credits: 5-20 ECTS
Learning outcomes: Student knows how to:
* plan web-based course contents on history and cultural heritage
* design actual courses by using Moodle environment
* apply the previous knowledge on e-learning history in the design process
* teach and tutor such courses
Course contents: On this course students can specialize in the uses and basic pedagogical challenges of e-learning in the teaching of history and cultural heritage. They will learn about the processes of designing, planning and tutoring of web based courses. They also get knowledge of and ability to use information retrieval tools.
a) E-learning pedagogy and history
b) Learning Management Systems and Information and Communication Technologies
c) Digital and digitized contents of history
d) E-learning history: rehearsals and analysis
Teaching methods: Lectures, practical training
Assessment methods: Examination, exercise, grading: 0-5
Person in charge: Coordinator
Year of study, semester: 1st year, spring term, period III-IV, 2nd year, autumn term, period I

M3.4  Optional  Studies

Course code: HERI0311-0312
Credits: 5-20 ECTS
Year of study: 1st and 2nd year
Learning outcomes: Student knows how to:
* develop one’s own specific skills in various areas
* strengthen one’s Master’s Thesis material and further develop various project works
Course contents: Can include for example language studies, thematically applicable special courses, literature or essays.
Teaching methods: Lectures, seminars, literature
Assessment methods: Examination or essay etc. Grading: pass/fail or 0-5
Person in charge: Coordinator


In this module students will acquire high level skills in project management. Project Management is characterized by a practice-based and multidisciplinary approach. The students are provided with an overview of cultural policy and its management. The students will acquire extensive skills in project design and management as well as in financing, budgeting and marketing. The module includes training period which enables students to develop and apply their knowledge and skills in practice. Students will prepare a report from their training period, in which they make evaluation of the competences gained.

M4.1. Cultural  Management

Course code: HERI0401-0403
Credits: 10 ECTS
Learning outcomes: The students learn to:
* apply their knowledge of European heritage to cultural management
* acquire extensive skills in cultural heritage related project design and management, as well as in financing, budgeting and marketing
Course contents: Supervised planning and managing of cultural production, including the co-operation with stakeholders and reporting to both supervisor and stakeholders. Project will be carried out in collaboration with some cultural organization or institution, e.g. museum, cultural enterprise or institution of learning.
Teaching methods: Lectures, group work in project and a report
Assessment methods: Continuous assessment, report, grading: 0-5
Person in charge: Dr. Anna Sivula
Year of study, semester: 2nd year, autumn term, I–II period

M4.2. Practical Training

Course code: HERI0404
Credits: 10 ECTS
Learning outcomes: Student knows how to:
* apply the skills learned in the programme in a work environment
* evaluate and present one’s own competence and evolvement of various skills needed in the training
Course contents: Practice in a cultural institution, company etc.
Assessment methods: Report, including student’s self-evaluation of the outcomes of training, grading: pass/fail
Person in charge: Coordinator
Year of study, semester: 2nd year


Students acquire the capacity for applying theoretical and methodological competencies and skills in practice. They show their ability to plan, carry out and present in written form a research-based thesis.

5.1. Seminar

Course code: HERI0501-0502
Credits: 10 ECTS
Learning outcomes: Student knows how to:
* formulate a relevant research problem for the Master’s Thesis
* control the pressures of the process of writing a large study,
* make a strict schedule for one’s writing process
* defend one’s ideas, but also apply the critique received in the seminar for the benefit of the Master’s Thesis
Course contents: In the seminar students are tutored to write their Master’s Thesis. They learn to give narrative form to research results and to comment texts according to the canons of the discipline. The themes, research problems, methodology etc. of the students thesis are discussed on the basis of written presentations. For gaining the ability to write their thesis in English, the seminar also includes course "Academic writing in English".
Teaching methods: Seminar sessions, meetings with the supervisor, practice course
Assessment methods: Continuous assessment, grading: pass/fail
Person in charge: Professors, Coordinator
Year of study, semester: 1st and 2nd year

5.2. Master’s Thesis

Course code: HERI0503
Credits: 40 ECTS
Learning outcomes: Student knows how to:
* research and write an independent large study
* present one’s Thesis according to internationally recognized manners of scholarly work
* produce critical arguments and new humanistic knowledge
Course contents: Students apply the intellectual, theoretical and methodological knowledge acquired by writing independently and presenting a research-based Master’s Thesis. The thesis length should be 60-90 pages.
Person in charge: Professors
Assessment Methods: The estimation scale for Master’s Thesis is: improbatur (fail), approbatur, lubenter approbatur, non sine laude approbatur, cum laude approbatur, magna cum laude approbatur, eximia cum laude approbatur and laudatur.
Year of study, semester: 2nd year