Basic Studies in Psychology 25 ECTS credits

At the end of the module, the student will be expected to be able to perceive and describe psychological phenomena by using the basic concepts and theories of psychology. The student knows how to make use of the various academic learning and working methods and is able to conduct independent literary work.

These studies consist of the following courses:

412070P Basics of Psychological Research (5 cr) 
412054P Developmental Psychology I (5 cr) 
412071P Personality Psychology (5 cr) 
412056P Basics of Cognitive and Neuropsychology (5 cr)
412057P Applications of Psychology I: Psychology of Health and Mental Health (5 cr)

Application Procedure

Psychology can be studied as a minor subject by any student presently registered and enrolled at the Faculty of Education, University of Oulu.

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.

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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 NN. 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 professor Mirka Hintsanen.

More Information on the Studies

A more detailed description of basic studies in psychology  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: 4.7.2017