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.

International Master's Programmes

Master's Programme in Architectural Design

The Department of Architecture welcomes international applicants to apply for the 2 year, full-time Master’s Programme in Architectural Design. The programme is taught in English and begins in September of each year. A Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture is required for admission. The degree awarded, Master of Science in Architecture, is a professional architect’s degree, providing the qualifications to work as an architect as well as eligibility to continue to doctoral studies.

The school’s teachings respond directly to its surrounding, northern environment. Local building traditions and extreme climate conditions offer great resources and possibilities for research and creating new architecture for extreme northern climates. The 120 ECTS study programme consists of four study modules, each 30 ECTS: Design-led Urban Renewal, Design of Public Buildings, Advanced Architectural Design and the diploma thesis work. The programme contains urban space design and design in urban context, designing public buildings, courses in architectural lighting, interior design and design closely related to architecture, and practical training. The main focus is on studio projects which are made both individually and in teams. The diploma thesis work is carried out individually. The instructors are professionals who work both as teachers and as practicing architects or researchers. The teaching is carried out in small groups and through individual consultations. Guest lectures by noted domestic and foreign architects, researchers and artists are an integral part of the education.

Moritz Grimmer

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Science (Architecture)
Duration of studies: 
2 years
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Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Location of Instruction: 
+358 8 553 4940
rainer.mahlamaki (at)
+358 8 553 4985
leena.kuorelahti (at)
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
10 500 EUR / Academic Year


Application period: 
3.12.2012 to 31.1.2013