Studies at University of Oulu 2012-2013

The University of Oulu offers study opportunities with a solid academic foundation ranging from 5-6 year degree programmes and master’s programmes to doctoral training. There are also several possibilities such as open university studies, executive training and continuing education for developing and maintaining skills and competencies.

In addition to a variety of student exchange programmes, international master’s degree programmes in English are offered in six fields of study, making the university an international study environment.

5-6 Year Degree Programmes

Degree Programme in Educational Sciences

The degree programme in educational sciences provides a diversified competence for expert duties in educational planning, administration and research as well as tutoring and counselling. The students can also qualify as teachers in adult education. The main disciplines in this programme are education, psychology, educational psychology and sociology. The aim of the programme is that the student should achieve a general scientific and professional competence to work in educational tasks.

The student shall:

  • Adopt a scientific approach as a basis for his or her professional activities.

  • Get familiarized with the tradition, theory and methodological starting-points, methods and concepts of educational and social sciences, especially education and educational psychology, and with the main research results of these disciplines.

  • Get a readiness for independent scientific research and critical evaluation and application of research results.

  • Achieve a competence for teaching, research, planning and administrative duties and for tutoring and counselling tasks in the various fields of education
Juha Sarkkinen

Basic information

Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180 + 120)
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Planning Officer
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 483607
pauli.siljander (at)
+358 (0)294 483661
tiina.kemppainen (at)


Next Application Period: 
5.3.2012 to 3.4.2012

The degree programme is applied for through the joint application system at The main language of instruction in the degree programme is Finnish. Detailed information about admission requirements and applying is only available in Finnish.