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 Medicine

The degree programme in medicine leads to the degree of Licentiate of Medicine. The goal of the degree programme in medicine is to prepare students for a career as a physician as well as for professional and scientific post-graduate education. In addition to the traditional work as a physician, the training enables graduates to work in the fields of teaching and research as well as in other positions as an expert in the field of medicine.

The goal of the degree programme in medicine is to provide the students with the knowledge, skills and psycho-social abilities that will enable them, after graduation, to successfully function as physicians, experts, developers and team participants and leaders in hospitals as well as in primary health care. An additional goal is that a graduate will have the prerequisite skills for research work and post-graduate study as well as the ability and motivation for lifelong learning. After completing the basic degree, students may apply for the post-graduate professional education that leads to a specialist degree and/or pursue the Doctor of Medicine degree as a scientific post-graduate degree.

The instruction in the degree programme in medicine emphasizes the regular updating of knowledge and has a strong connection to scientific research. The contents of instruction are fully in line with the intended learning outcomes, and they are under constant evaluation and development. Since 2011, instruction in the degree programme in Medicine at the University of Oulu has been organised according to a new curriculum. The language of instruction in the degree programme in Medicine is Finnish. The duration of the training is six years with a credit value of 360 ECTS credits. The degree programme in Medicine leads directly to the degree of Licentiate of Medicine without the completion of a separate Bachelor’s Degree.

Kati Leinonen

Basic information

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Duration of Studies: 
6 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Physician / Doctor
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 485864
olli.vainio (at)
+358 (0)294 484543
minna.hallia (at)


Next Application Period: 
4.3.2013 to 3.4.2013

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.