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 Education and Globalisation

The programme focuses on ethics, theory, policy, planning, curriculum, evaluation and comparative research in education. The central aim of the programme is to develop quality in education and to equip students to exercise socially responsible leadership in complex and diverse societies.

The programme emphasises North-South-East-West dialogue and includes studies in multiculturalism, interculturalism, globalisation and their effects on various sectors of education. The Programme (120 ECTS) is aimed at applicants with a Bachelor's degree or an equivalent higher education degree. Preference will be given to the applicants with background in education/social sciences. Students major in educational sciences. The programme includes a minor subject and an internship period which can be implemented in Finland or abroad in a variety of different settings such as intergovernmental agencies, non-governmental organisations or educational institutions. One third of the programme involves acquiring research tools, conducting research and writing a Master’s thesis in a collaborative and multicultural research environment.

University of Oulu and Dalarna University, Sweden, have a double degree agreement in which the students are offered an opportunity to complete 30 ECTS in African Studies in Sweden.

Tiina Jaatinen

Basic information

Name of the Degree: 
Master of Arts (Education)
Duration of studies: 
2 years
ECTS Credits: 
Language of Instruction: 
Graduate Profiles: 
Project Leader
Educational Consultant
+ 358 (0)294 483718
maria.jarvela (at)
+358 (0)294 483710
edglo.coordinator (at)
Tuition fees for citizens of non EU/EEA member states: 
8 750 EUR / Academic Year


Application period: 
3.12.2012 to 31.1.2013