How to get in, what to study?

The degree programme in Geography is organized in Finnish language. It includes lower and higher academic degrees: Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Master of Science (MSc).

From this link you will find the structural descriptions of the degrees of the BSc and the MSc.

MSc in Geography

The degree of the MSc in Geography is in Finnish. However, students have possibility to apply to Master’s level studies in English. Premise for applying is that the student has Bachelor’s degree or equivalent lower academic degree (180 ECTS) from his/her home university. The degree must be in the field of Geography or other corresponding field. We have also Double Degree Programme in Tourism with Catholic University of Eichtätt-Ingolstadt that enables the students to have master's degrees from both universitys.

Exchange students

Annually, the Geography Research Unit welcomes a number of exchange students through exchange programmes such as ERASMUS, FIRST, Nordplus, ISEP. Some exchange students from the University of Oulu’s international partner institutions arrive through bilateral agreements, as well. The period of study typically takes one semester (4-5 months) or one academic year (9 months, two semesters).

If you are interested in becoming an exchange student at our Department, you should turn to your home university for information regarding the application.

Last updated: 28.2.2019