The Information Studies degree program at the University of Oulu was founded in 1988. It is within the Department of Finnish, Information Studies and Logopedics in the Faculty of Humanities. The degree program aims to educate information professionals and librarians for public, research and other types of libraries and information services in industry, experts of information management and retrieval for public and private sectors. The degree program also provides a foundation for those whose interest lies in scientific research.
The annual intake is 15 major subject students leading first to a BA degree, and then to a MA degree. One additional place is reserved for a Saami speaking student. Further studies lead to a licentiate or doctorate. 20 to 25 students are selected with Information Studies as a minor subject. They are advised to complete the Basic and Intermediate studies because otherwise they may find that their studies in the subject are generally not recognized by Finnish employers.
Potential employers include municipal, research and other types of libraries, research institutes, private enterprises, educational establishments, civil service departments, and organizations alike. Employment prospects have been good.
Last updated: 3.11.2016