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 Primary Teacher Education

The degree programme in primary teacher education aims primarily at functions in the learning and educational environments of basic education grades 0-6. The programme gives the student a versatile competence in pedagogy, didactics and subject mastery to encounter educational challenges in the future school.

The studies offer ingredients for the construction of a student’s own pedagogical ideology and activity, and the student is guided to an awareness of the social significance of a primary teacher’s work. In addition to the courses offered by the Faculty of Education, a student can also apply for a right to pursue studies in the study modules of five different faculties.

Basic information

Duration of Studies: 
5 years (3+2)
ECTS Credits: 
300 (180 + 120)
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Class Teacher
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0)294 483698
minna.saaskilahti (at)
+358 (0)294 483604
jenni.palomaa (at)
+358 8 553 3660
minna.sainio (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.