Information Studies

Information Studies is a field of Humanities and Social Sciences, and related to Communication Studies. It examines the creation and production, organization, seeking and retrieval, dissemination and sharing, as well as the usage and impact of information in different environments of human activity and society.  The emergence of the Internet has increased the demand for information specialists in various professional fields. The degrees grant both formal and practical qualifications for specialist work such as research or design of information services and related process in libraries, archives and museums, as well as in the information management and service units and research institutions of the public sector and private businesses.In the University of Oulu, the degree programme has a link with TIEMA, a Master's Programme in Science Communication, and through a selection of minor subject studies have the opportunity to become communication-oriented Information Specialists.