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 Music Education

The degree programme in music education aims primarily at the profession of a music teacher in basic and secondary education. The teachers trained by us function on a broad scale in the various sectors of music education, understand the diversity of music cultures and develop their own work also by utilising the new media and technology in many ways. Focal areas of teaching include Afro-American music, music technology and free accompaniment.

The curriculum puts emphasis on the connection with school reality, flexibility and project-centredness as well as self-direction and an inquiring attitude among the students. Training and research in music education is based on a shared view of learning music as a holistic activity that gives rise to new experiences. The education focuses on the meaning of arts in human growth, and music teaching is seen as a part of art education.

Kati Leinonen

Basic information

Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180 + 120)
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Music Teacher
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 484221
kari.kuivamaki (at)
+358 (0)294 484586
seppo.hautajarvi (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.