University of Oulu, 2016

Studies in degree programme

The degree program has special descriptions and instructions related to studies in For you -drop-down menu.

You can find instructions specific to your own study programme below. All study instructions will gradually be moved to the For you -section. Follow the communication from your faculty to stay up to date on the schedule. Instructions for all faculties can be found here by September 2019 at the latest.

The Faculty of Humanities offers a wide variety of subjects (about 30), of which 13 lead to graduation in the field.

The main subjects in the Faculty are Logopedics, Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, English, German and Nordic Philology, Finnish Language, History, Information Studies, Literature, History of Science and Ideas, Saami (Lappish) Language and Saami Culture. The last two are organized in the Giellagas Institute.

Please note that Finnish is the main language of instruction for all degree programmes and subjects at the Faculty of Humanities, excluding English Philology, German Philology, Nordic Philology (Swedish) and Saami Language.

Information on international Master's programmes and other study opportunities in English can be found on the Admissions website.

If you are a new international degree student or exchange student, please see the instructions for new students.

The For students website collects all practical information you need to know about your studies.

Some additional subject spesific information may be provided on this web page (please choose your subject of interest on the menu above).


Oulu Business School offers one bachelor’s programme and five master´s programmes in economics and business administration. The bachelor’s degree programme is taught mainly in Finnish consisting of three (3) years of study with 180 ECTS credits. The degree awarded is Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration (B.Sc. in Econ.&Bus.Adm.). Bachelor’s degree programme is introduced in further detail in the study guide (in Finnish).

Incoming exchange students can find more information about the course offering from the exchange student’s guide (in English).

Master’s degree programmes

Master’s degree programmes are taught in English and they consist of two (2) years of study, equaling the workload of 120 ECTS credits. The degree awarded is Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration (M.Sc. in Econ.&Bus.Adm.). Students are admitted to the master’s programmes either through the Oulu Business School bachelor’s programme of through master’s programme admissions (for applicants outside Oulu Business School).

For all master’s programmes the degree structures (including course information) and programme specific study guides are available in the Study Guides website.

All course degree and course descriptions can be found in WebOodi. Please note that in the below degree structure diagrams, the course code before the name of the course can be clicked to directly access the description in Weboodi.

Course Structure Diagrams of the degree programs starting in 2019

Learning, Education and Technology (LET), MA(ed)

Course Structure Diagrams of the degree programs starting in 2018

Learning, Education and Technology (LET), MA(ed)


Course Structure Diagrams of the degree programs starting in 2019

Education and Globalisation (EDGLO), MA(ed)

Minor studies refer to including studies from another degree programme in your degree.

Bachelor of Science (luonnontieteiden kandidaatti, LuK)

The degree of Bachelor of Science (luonnontieteiden kandidaatti) includes 25 credits of minors.

Master of Science (filosofian maisteri, FM)

You can freely select 30 credits worth of studies to your Master of Science (filosofian maisteri) degree. These can also include studies in a minor or minors.

Studying archeology

The primary field of study is Finland’s past and that of the world’s various continents from an anthropological perspective. A specific focus is placed on the archaeological cultural heritage of northern Finland and of other northern areas within the global context. In addition to mastering basic knowledge, the teaching focuses on universal cultural theories and research technologies pertaining to the processing of source material. A key goal of research is to offer students the ability to independently complete the process of archaeological research, which consists of gathering a dataset, analysing it, interpreting it and presenting the results in writing. The basic and intermediate studies mostly consist of theory courses and practical archaeology study modules that include inventory preparation, digging and measuring instrument exercises. The advanced studies focus mainly on archaeological theory and study modules supporting the writing of theses.

During the first year, students of archaeology attend courses together with students of cultural anthropology. The students will not choose their major until the end of their first year. The degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) consists of basic and intermediate studies and studies in the student’s minor subject. Its minimum scope is 180 credits and its maximum scope is 190 credits. After the BA degree, a student may continue their studies to become a Master of Arts (MA). The minimum scope of this degree is 120 credits and the maximum scope is 130 credits.

The syllabus is published annually in WebOodi, where students should register for courses. 


The most recent syllabus for archaeology can be found from WebOodi

Study guide

Faculty of Humanities study guide in WebOodi.


Electrical Engineering degree program offers a quality education as well as a stimulating and international learning environment. In the degree program students are trained as specialists in particular areas but also multi-disciplinaryexperts in challenging national and international jobs. Education is based on the most recent knowledge which is produced by high-quality research and prepares the students to apply the knowledge, but also prepares them to continuous learning in the working life.

Degree Programme in Electronics and Communications Engineering aims to train Bachelors and Masters of Engineering for the electrical engineering industry, particularly in electronics and telecommunications industries, as well as research and educational institutions. Training focuses on the electronics and telecommunications product development, research and production capabilities.

Graduates of the masters program typically work in the industry or in educational and research services. Independent entrepreneurship is also a viable career option. In general, the field of electronics and telecommunications,  graduates' job descriptions are associated with a strong international dimension regardless of the domain or location. The Master of Science degree also prepares for further scientific studies.


Last updated: 23.8.2019