Thesis presentations

MA Thesis Presentations

Master’s studies at Aalto conclude with a thesis project (30 ECTS).

Students in all programs at Aalto ARTS follow these guidelines:

You can find more information regarding completing your Master’s thesis at Into.

You can find more info of the thesis progress in the My courses page Thesis portal.

You can find some examples at:

Four thesis weeks per academic year

Thesis presentations in all programs within the Department of Design happen on four intensive weeks, twice in autumn and twice in spring. All MA programs in design will follow this schedule.

NOTE that for students who miss the hand-in deadline the next chance for presenting is in the next presentation week!

Schedule for academic year 2021-2022

Spring 2022 (2 thesis presentation weeks) 
Hand-in thesis Presentations Electronic application
deadline for graduation / Date of graduation
Graduation ceremony
14 Mar 11-14 Apr
(last week of Per IV)
25 Apr TBC
9 May 6-10 Jun
(first week of summer)
27 Jun TBC
Autumn 2022 (2 thesis presentation weeks) 
Hand-in thesis Presentations Electronic application deadline for graduation Graduation ceremony
26 Sep 19-21 Oct
(last week of Per I)
31 Oct TBC
14 Nov 7-9 Dec
(last week of Per II)
30 Dec TBC
Spring 2023 (2 thesis presentation weeks) 
Hand-in thesis Presentations Electronic application
deadline for graduation / Date of graduation
Graduation ceremony
20 Mar 19-21 Apr
(last week of Per IV)
TBC TBC
8 May 7-9 Jun
(first week of summer)
TBC TBC

Graduation dates

Check your programme Into page (under ‘Graduation’) for the complete list of dates for graduation. Once all requirements are completed, it’s possible to apply for and complete graduation on dates that are not tied to the thesis presentation dates.

Archive of previous presentation weeks:

2021-2022 3rd MA Thesis Week program (11-12 April)

2021-2022 2nd MA Thesis Week program (16-17 December)

2021-2022 1st MA Thesis Week program (27-29 October)

2020-2021 4th MA Thesis Week program (8-11 June)

2020-2021 3rd MA Thesis Week program (14-16 April)

2020-2021 2nd MA Thesis Week program (9-11 December)

2020-2021 1st MA Thesis Week program (21-23 October)

2019-2020 4th MA Thesis Week program (25-29 May)

2019-2020 3rd MA Thesis Week program (6-8 Apr)

2019-2020 2nd MA Thesis Week program (25-29 Nov)

2019-2020 1st MA Thesis Week program (21-25 Oct)

2018-2019 4th MA Thesis Week program (23-29 May)

2018-2019 3rd MA Thesis Week program (8-12 Apr)

2018-2019 2nd MA Thesis Week program (26-30 Nov)

2018-2019 1st MA Thesis Week program (22-26 Oct)