Music 25 ECTS credits

The music minor consists of pedagogically inclined studies, which cover, comprehensively, different work methods in music education and pedagogy in the grades 0-6.

The minor in music is a pedagogically oriented study module, upon completion of which the student identifies the comprehensive significance of music as part of the surrounding culture. The students is able to analyse the possibilities of music as a tool to reinforce the identity, integrate the emotional life and construct the community. The students knows how to use music in a varied way to support learning and the child's development in general education. The student is able to evaluate her/his pedagogical competence as a broadly based music educator especially in the grades 0-6. S/he is capable of developing and applying various functional working methods to music education in its constantly changing scope of work. After the course the student knows how to play music in the field of different musical styles, genres and practices. These include studies in instruments and singing, music technology, musicology and integrative project studies.

Application Procedure

The students in the Faculty of Education can apply for the right to study a minor subject as part of the Faculty’s common application process for minor subjects to be arranged in the spring term.

The license to pursue studies for a minor subject is given for the next academic year. The duration of the right is one academic year.

For students from other faculties and those pursuing non-degree studies in a minor subject, the deadline for applications is August 15. They are given the right to study a minor subject for the next two academic years.

About 20 students are admitted annually to pursue studies in a minor subject. Preference is given to the students of the Faculty of Education (especially primary teacher and early childhood education students).

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For more information on practical issues related to minor subject applications in the Faculty, see here.

Application Guidance

More details on applying for the right to pursue studies in a minor subject are available from the Faculty’s study advisors. Any questions related to study rights should be addressed to Helena Seppälä, Chief Academic Officer.

Person in Charge

The person in charge of the minor subject studies is Marja Ervasti

More Information on the Studies

A more detailed description of Music including the courses involved is to be found in the Faculty of Education Catalogue of Minor Subject Studies on WebOodi.

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Last updated: 15.2.2019