Intermediate Studies in Psychology 35 ECTS credits

At the end of the module, the student will be able to adapt psychological theories and concepts in analyzing human behavior in various settings. The student is able to utilize scientific research methods and has an analytical and problem based way of thinking so s/he is capable of working independently on a Master's thesis. The student is able to acquire psychological knowledge from different scientific publications and sources and is also capable of independent written expression and performance.

These studies consist of the following courses:

  • 407040A Basic Course in Quantitative Research (5 cr)
  • 407041A Basic Course in Qualitative Research (5 cr)
  • 412072A Cognitive Psychology (4 cr)
  • 412059A Developmental Psychology II (5 cr)
  • 412067A Psychology of Counselling I (4 cr)
  • 412062A Applications of psychology II (4 cr)
  • 412073A Proseminar (5/8 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