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 Astronomy and Space Physics

This unique programme allows the students to learn about the physics of various space objects ranging down from galaxies to stars, planetary systems, planets and their atmospheres. The students will take advanced courses in physics of cosmic sources including plasma physics, ionospheric and magnetospheric physics, solar and stellar physics, high-energy astrophysics, observational techniques, and dynamics of space bodies.

Computer simulations and scientific programming are the essential part of the curriculum. A broad education in physical sciences and computers will allow the graduates to work at the astronomical observatories, space agencies, and research institutes and to continue with doctoral studies. The achieved computational and mathematical skills also give the graduates good opportunities to move from research to a wide variety of positions both in community and business life.

United States Air Force photo by Joshua Strang

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Science (MSc)
Duration of studies: 
2 years
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Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Location of Instruction: 
+358 (0) 294 48 1962
juri.poutanen (at)
+358 8 553 1949
pertti.rautiainen (at)
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
11 750 EUR / Academic Year


Application period: 
3.12.2012 to 31.1.2013