The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.
In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.
The core of educational sciences is formed by education and training which cover the entire human life cycle from early childhood education through the learning and teaching of children and adolescents at basic education age to educational planning and other expert tasks. The education provides qualifications for educational tasks in a diversified world and prerequisites for doctoral education.
A speciality of the Faculty of Education is constituted by the differently focused primary teacher education programmes. In addition to the broadly based programme, there are creatice arts, technology and internationally oriented programmes. There are also programmes for kindergarten teachers and music teachers. The programme in education has a focus on research and teaching in educational philosophy. We also have expertise and teaching in psychology, sociology, educational technology, women’s studies and multiculturalism. Theory and practice go hand in hand in the teaching, so theoretical studies are linked together with practice periods. A variety of working methods are being used.
All the degree programmes lead to the degree of Master of Arts (Education) where the major subject can be education, educational psychology, music education or education, especially early childhood education. Students may choose their minors from among those offered by the faculty, but they may also apply for those offered by other faculties, thus profiling their degree in an individual manner.
The international master’s programmes are applied for through www.universityadmissions.fi.